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Bartender’s choice: Chita Whisky

When one mentions Suntory’s whisky distilleries, most people think of the Yamazaki distillery in Osaka, which was founded in 1923, making it Japan’s oldest distillery. Another famous distillery is the Hakushu distillery, founded in 1973. I have introduced cocktails made from Hakushu and Yamazaki whiskies in previous articles; however, there is another Suntory distillery with […]

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Bartender’s choice: The story of the Hibiki

In the past two columns I have introduced cocktails made with Yamazaki and Hakushu both of which are excellent whiskies. Another excellent Japanese whisky at a similar or higher level is the Hibiki. Suntory introduced it in 1989, aiming to present the best blended whisky there is on the market, and I think most people would […]

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Now Is the Best Time to Try These 4 Small Distilleries

Japanese whiskies, especially those older than 12 years, keep selling out. This is due to enormous demand in Japan, partly thanks to the popular TV show Massan and partly because bottles from whisky giants Suntory and Nikka have been racking up most of the awards at international competitions. Yet another reason is that the famous […]

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For Londoners who love high-end whisky: The Karuizawa Tasting Event

If you have browsed our collection of bottles, then you know by now that Karuizawa is a high-end product. Dave Broomis hosting a charity event on October 3 to raise money for Nepal in London. Attendants get to taste five rare Karuizawa bottles: Karuizawa 1981 Sherry Cask Karuizawa 29 Year Old Bourbon Cask Karuizawa 30 […]