Category Archives: Yamazaki

Yamazaki Whisky – The Bottle Ranges We Miss

This month brings with it both good and bad news for Japanese whisky fans. On a positive note, Suntory’s new Hibiki Blender’s Choice launches this month, available domestically. September is also the month when we have to say goodbye to the Hibiki 17 and the Hakushu 12, as Suntory plans to discontinue the expressions first […]

Yamazaki 50-Year-Old Breaks Yet Another World Record

Yamazaki 50-Year-Old Breaks Yet Another World Record

On Friday at an auction held by Bonhams in Hong Kong the first edition Yamazaki 50-Year-Old broke yet another world record, selling for $343,000. This tops the previous sale of the Yamazaki 50 in January, when it sold for almost $300,000. The recent sale follows a growing trend in the world whisky community, as rare […]

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 […]

Suntory Announces New Japanese Wine Range

On September 4th, 2018, Suntory will be releasing the latest vintages in some of their most popular wine ranges and adding to the booming category of Japanese wine. Along with Suntory’s Tomi No Oka winery, their Shiojiri site has led the companies to success in the wine world, often winning awards at both domestic and […]

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Marugin – The Birthplace of The Japanese Whisky Highball

Located on a small street near Ginza station in Tokyo, bar Marugin is usually packed. Smoke and steam rise up from the central kitchen and bar, as the chefs grill up an assortment of skewers and small Japanese dishes. Servers hold large Suntory tumblers under the highball dispensing machines, as the floor staff moves around […]

Yamazaki Limited Edition 2018 Will Not Be Released, Suntory Confirms

Yamazaki Limited Edition 2018 Will Not Be Released, Suntory Confirms

Breaking News: During a conversation, a spokesperson from Suntory confirmed that the Yamazaki distillery will not be releasing the much-anticipated Yamazaki Limited Edition 2018. The famed range started with a bottling in 2014 and new releases have launched each year since, in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Some have speculated and the rumour has been around for […]

Japanese Whisky At The International Spirits Challenge 2018

Japanese Whisky At The International Spirits Challenge 2018

The whisky results of the International Spirits Challenge 2018 were published today, on May 11th. There are some wonderful Gold winners in the Japanese whisky categories this year which are, as usual, dominated by the giants of Japanese whisky, Suntory and Nikka. In last year’s competition, Suntory was named “World Whisky Producer of the Year” […]

Hibiki Whisky – The Facets Of Harmony

Hibiki Whisky – The Facets Of Harmony

The assumed inferiority of blended whisky originates from the mistaken belief that blended expressions comprise the bad-tasting whiskies the Scotch distilleries don’t want. And this belief has lingered throughout the years. Sometimes change must come from the outside. Enter Japanese blended whisky. The word premium was attached to Japanese blended whisky, and pushed across the […]

Suntory, Kirin, Asahi Come Together Against Pollution

Suntory, Kirin, Asahi Come Together Against Pollution

In recent news by Suntory, Japan’s largest drinks companies have come together to combat the rising issue of air pollution in Asia. It seems it will be a common interest in protecting the environment, and not whisky, that will bring these major industry players to collaborate. Japan’s most major beer makers, Suntory, Asahi, Kirin, and Sapporo, […]

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World Whiskies Awards Round 1 – Observing Japanese Whisky

It’s that time of the year again as Japanese whisky lovers await the final results of the World Whiskies Awards competition. For the fans that don’t remember, Japanese whisky rocked the competition last year, after expressions were named the World’s Best Blended, World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt, and World’s Best Grain. 2017 was huge […]