Japanese Whisky

Top 5 Japanese Whiskies For Under $60

Hibiki Harmony

By Richard Thomas The two big stumbling blocks for anyone trying to get into Japanese whisky are the price tag and availability. Japanese whisky is as expensive or more expensive than comparable Scotch whiskies, and many key expressions are a damn sight harder to find. It’s not hard to see why. Japanese whisky has become wildly popular around the world ...

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Book Review: Whisky Japan

By Michael Cervin I’m a fan of Japanese Whisky, but aside from a few iterations with international distribution, it’s hard to find and harder to understand its genesis and current place on the global stage. With his new book, Whisky Japan: 
The Essential Guide to the World’s Most Exotic Whisky, author Dominic Roskrow authoritatively details everything you might want to ...

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The World’s Eight Most Underrated Whiskies

Teeling Single Grain Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Some may be surprised to learn that although whisky-making has been spreading around the globe in recent years, the industry had already long extended beyond the “Big Five” nations of Scotland, the United States, Ireland, Canada and Japan. Even if you discount the ersatz Indian whisky industry on technical grounds, the French and Germans have had whisky ...

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Spirit Of Speyside Turns (Slightly) Japanese

If you think that Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival simply celebrates amber nectar from the world-famous region that is home to more than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries then think again – visitors will have the opportunity to sample a range of Japanese whiskies too. While the chance to meet key players in the Speyside whisky industry and join ...

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New Nikka Single Malts Coming To America

The Nikka Whisky Distilling Company and U.S. importer Anchor Distilling Company are introducing two new expressions that reflect the celebrated Japanese whisky company’s acclaimed distilleries: Yoichi Single Malt and Miyagikyo Single Malt, both non-age statement whiskies, each reflecting the particular characters of the respective distilleries. Yoichi is located on the northernmost island of Hokkaido, and Miyagikyo is near Sendai, located ...

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