Japanese Whisky

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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Yamazaki Sherry Cask Japanese Whisky Review (2016)

Yamazaki Sherry Cask Japanese Whisky 2016

By Kurt Maitland Rating: A- The name Yamazaki has been a hot one for the past few years (deservedly so), garnering critical acclaim, interest from whisky fans worldwide and plenty of awards for their owners at Suntory. This is one of the brands that made Japanese whisky famous, and the Sherry Cask in particular played a leading role in making ...

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Nikka Coffey Malt Comes To The U.S.

Irishman Aeneas Coffey perfected and patented the continuous-still design that often bears his name and changed distilling as a whole, not just whiskey. The two Coffey stills at Nikka Whisky Company’s Miyagikyo distillery in Sendai, Japan, were imported from Scotland in 1963, and are the instruments behind Nikka and U.S. importer Anchor Distilling Company newest entry into the Japanese whisky ...

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