Category Archives: Behind the Bar

Top 10 Places to Drink Whisky in Japan

Paradise for whisky lovers isn’t just in Scotland – Japan is one of the best places to experience whisky, too! Japanese whisky has become a hot topic around the world after Japan has gained more awareness for its whisky through movies such as “Lost in Translation” and world-renowned awards (e.g., Suntory’s Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry […]

Bartenders choice: Ichiro’s Malt

One famous Japanese whisky I have not talked about so far is Ichiro’s Malt, the famous whisky from Venture Whisky owned by the charismatic Ichiro Akuto. Ichiro’s Malt is very popular overseas, but it is also popular among Japanese whisky fans. It can be a bit difficult for bartenders to evaluate this whisky, while some […]

Nikka Northland Bartender’s choice

Bartender’s choice: Nikka Northland

As you all know Nikka is a maker of high quality Japanese whisky, Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka was obsessed with making genuine, quality whisky for the Japanese market. Never compromising on quality, and always serious about his mission, Taketsuru utilized the ancient crafting techniques of the Japanese. Fans of Japanese whisky all know […]