Category Archives: Japanese Gin

New Sakurao Japanese Gin Captures The Spirit Of Japan’s “Shrine Island”

We’re excited to announce that Hiroshima’s Sakurao distillery will be releasing a new, limited gin on September 3rd, adding yet another expression to its award-winning portfolio of craft Japanese gin bottlings. We’ll, of course, have the bottle on dekanta, so pre-order yours here. Since its inception, the Sakurao distillery has focused heavily on Hiroshima, with […]

Japanese Spirits To Enjoy In Summer 2018

We’re halfway through summer, and it’s been a great one so far. The United Kingdom is enjoying one of the hottest summers in history, the West Coast is warm and comfortable, and in Japan, the humidity and heat makes one long for a refreshing, frosty beverage. No matter where you are in the world, summer […]

Japanese Gin “Sakurao Original” Tops Category At Los Angeles International Spirits Competition

Last year will be known as the year of Japanese gin when the category really boomed and Japan’s largest whisky makers, Suntory and Nikka, entered the scene with their very own craft gin expressions featuring local botanical-heavy recipes. The category hasn’t stopped moving forward since, as small producers all around Japan continue to release new […]

Benizakura Distillery – Hokkaido Gin & George Orwell

The city of Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, known throughout the world for its skiing culture, Sapporo beer, and the amazing Sapporo Snow Festival, which attracts millions of tourists each year. The city is also the fifth largest in Japan in terms of population. Looking at Japanese food, Hokkaido can’t be beaten. The cold […]

Japan Shines In Asia’s Best 50 Bars List

Japan Shines In Asia’s Best 50 Bars List

This news may come as a surprise to few, especially those who know the bar scene in Japan, and the amazing quality and service that can be found. The standards are set high. However, we’re always overjoyed to see Japan and its drinks scene shine on the global stage, and love to report these happenings […]

The Year Ahead – What’s Set To Happen in Japanese Whisky in 2018

Our recent piece on Japanese whisky in 2017 aimed to help you look back on the incredible year, reminisce on drams tasted and events attended, and learn a little bit more about the wonderful world of Japanese whisky. As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to let the past go and focus on the […]

A Year In Review – What Happened in Japanese Whisky in 2017

Relationships, friendships, career. Most have their new goals set for 2018, and are spending some much deserved time off during the holidays, reflecting on 2017 as it comes to a close. More importantly, many will be longingly staring at their whisky collection, wishing they’d bought more (or less) throughout the year. For all the die-hard […]

Gin-Posium 2017 – The Era of Craft Japanese Gin

The year is coming to close, yet, the excitement doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The Tokyo Whisky Festival showcased the rise of tiny, passionate whisky distillers, while over in London, the Spirit Show brought forth craft as a whole. Our team made sure to show the London crowd what Japanese gin is […]