Category Archives: Yamazaki

Bartenders choice: Make Chita sweeter

Bartender’s choice: Chita Whisky

When one mentions Suntory’s whisky distilleries, most people think of the Yamazaki distillery in Osaka, which was founded in 1923, making it Japan’s oldest distillery. Another famous distillery is the Hakushu distillery, founded in 1973. I have introduced cocktails made from Hakushu and Yamazaki whiskies in previous articles; however, there is another Suntory distillery with […]

Bartender’s choice: The story of the Hibiki

In the past two columns I have introduced cocktails made with Yamazaki Yamazaki and Hakushu both of which are excellent whiskies. Another excellent Japanese whisky at a similar or higher level is the Hibiki. Suntory introduced it in 1989, aiming to present the best blended whisky there is on the market, and I think most […]

5 excellent Japanese whisky and food pairings

Whereas Westerners have long found whisky a drink to enjoy after food, the Japanese have a long tradition of enjoying it with food, often mixed with water or even on rocks. We present a few excellent pairings you might want to try out for yourself. Nikka Taketsuru with Camembert cheese Cheese might not be the […]