Category Archives: Japanese Whisky

The Most Elusive Japanese Whisky

The Most Elusive Japanese Whisky

Few could have foreseen the astronomical rise in demand for Japanese whisky that has occurred in the last five years. Though its popularity has risen gradually since the early 2000s, it was not until recently that the world began to really appreciate the craftsmanship and creativity that goes into making, and ageing, the spirit. Nowadays, […]

Where To Drink Japanese Whisky When You’re Not In Japan

It’s fairly obvious that the best place to drink Japanese whisky is in Japan, whether you’re at The Door in Kyoto, or Zoetrope in the Nishi-Shinjuku area of Tokyo, or the tasting room at the Yamazaki distillery, to name just three.  But what about Japanese whisky aficionados who don’t happen to live there, and can’t […]

World Whiskies Awards 2019

Japanese Whisky Shines Again At World Whiskies Awards 2019

The World Whiskies Awards is a prestigious competition held annually in which the best expressions from around the world juke it out to be crowned champion in their respective categories. Everything from blended whiskies to limited edition single malts and world blends get their chance to shine as expert panelists blind taste and score each […]

Hokkaido

Hokkaido: A Hub for Japanese Spirit Production

Hokkaido is Japan’s second largest island, situated in the country’s northernmost prefecture. The island is home to the famous city of Sapporo, where the huge Snow Festival is held annually, as well as Niseko (the country’s most popular ski resort), the famous Noboribetsu hot springs, and rolling fields of lavender and beautiful summer flowers. It’s […]

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Essence of Suntory 2019 Brings Spanish Influence To Yamazaki Whisky

Launched in February 2018, the Essence of Suntory experimental series set out to explore the expert craftsmanship behind Suntory whisky, providing insight into what is possible in their distilleries through unique finishes that stray from the norm. The 2018 releases were huge successes, lapped up by Japanese whisky fans around the world, and this year’s […]

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The 10 Best-Selling Japanese Whiskies of 2018

With 2019 well underway, we’ve already had some exciting new releases. The Trinitas, the Mars ‘Sun and Phoenix’ single malt and, most recently, the stunning Karuizawa Shibari Collection have all been well received. On top of that, we have plenty of others to look forward to, the upcoming Suntory Ao World Blend for example. But […]