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The newest addition to the Suntory lineup

The Suntory Hibiki is as popular as ever, in March this year the company released a new blended of this whisky christened Hibiki Japanese Harmony. This blend has been well received by whisky fans and wet thought we’d introduce it to you. The blend is developed by a third-generation blender named Shingo Torii alongside with […]

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Marcin Miller – The Number One whisky man

Europe is lucky, it has Marcin Miller, and without him there might not be much Japanese whisky on the continent. Marcin Miller is the co-founder and owner of Number One Drinks, a worldwide distributor of fine Japanese whiskies such as Chichibu, Hanyu, Kawasaki, Karuizawa and Mars. He used to be Editor and Publisher of Whisky […]

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Nikka to stop selling Yoichi whisky – will be focusing on “Taketsuru” whisky instead

This news just came in; Nikka Whisky will in August halt sales of its beloved brand Yoichi. It´s not the lack of demand causing this but rather too much demand. Ever since the TV show Massan, about the life of Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka and his wife Rita debuted on NHK demand for […]

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Rita Taketsuru “the mother” of Japanese whisky

Rita Taketsuru might be largely forgotten in her native Scotland, but the same cannot said about her adopted country of Japan. Well known in some Japanese circles, the Scottish-born wife of one of Japan’s favorite sons is now almost a household name thanks to NHK’s morning drama series about their adventures. Rita (full name Jessie […]