Hotei Japanese Premium Inc, was established in the first half of 2017 as an importer of Japanese products. Subsequently, the official distributorship of Eigashima Akashi whiskies for the Philippines was obtained.

In 2019, HJPI obtained distributorship for Okinawa Craft Gin & Wolfburn Whiskies.

Aside from whiskies, Hotei Japanese Premium, Inc. also aims to become the leading importer of premium Japanese products, such as premium meats, to the Philippine Market.

Why Choose Our Whiskey

Hideyoshi Junmai Daiginjo 720ml 15%

  • Gold Medal Trophy Winner (International Wine Challenge, 2019)
  • Grand Gold Medal (The Fine Sake Awards Japan, 2016)
  • Silver Medal (International Wine Challenge, 2015)

ShinobuPure MaltJapanese Whisky 750ml 43%

  • Silver Medal(76thWine&Spirits Wholesalers ofAmerica, 2019)
  • Scored 89Points (Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2019)


  • Silver Medal (Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition, 2019)

AKASHI 10 Years Old Sherry Butt 500ml 60%

  • Silver Medal (Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition, 2019)


- Alfred A. Yuson, The Philippine Star -

The state of single malt whisky is on a current boom cycle, propelled by a proliferation of exciting new editions from major labels, and the continuing success of Japanese and other country variants.

- Chef Gene Gonzalez -

The most impressive for me was the Toji, a whisky that had the masculinity of wood, men’s cologne, elegant vanilla, melon, custard and lemon – I wanted to slap this on my face like an aftershave.

Our Team

Mr. Hector A. EmbergaPresident, CEO, Founder

Mr. Hector A. Emberga is the President, CEO, and Founder of Hotei Japanese Premium, Incorporated (HJPI). Mr. Emberga brings over 20 years of business experience in various industries, including pawnshops and goldsmith, food and beverage establishments and, real estate development.

Mr. Taggart G. SiaoVice-President

Mr. Taggart G. Siao is the Vice-President of Operations as well as General Manager for HJPI. Trained in the field of operational health research, Mr. Siao brings experience in conceptualizing, executing and managing programs in high pressure situations.

Mr. Taiki OgawaOwner, Operator

Mr. Taiki Ogawa is the owner and operator of the iconic JH Café in Motomachi, Yokohama. Mr. Ogawa brings 28 years of experience in the food and beverage industry.