Japanese Whisky

The Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 Coming Soon

By Richard Thomas Beam Suntory announced today that the 2016 edition of their Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Cask Japanese Single Malt would be released on February 1st. The Yamazaki Sherry Cask is a staple expression among the brands premium expressions, and it was the 2013 Yamazaki Sherry Cask that helped consolidate Japanese whisky’s move into the popular spotlight when Whisky Bible ...

Read More »

Whiskey Shortage Report 2015

Putting Last Year’s Shortage Scare Stories Under The Microscope By Richard Thomas The previous year’s most consistent whiskey storyline was the “whiskey shortage,” spawning a plethora of articles in the whiskey press and the larger mainstream media, running right up to the last days of 2015. Tales of rapidly evaporating stocks of Scotch and bourbon have been a staple of ...

Read More »

Japanese Craft Whisky Coming To Europe

By Richard Thomas French drinks importer Les Whiskies Du Monde is set to have an example of Japanese craft whisky for sale next month. Japanese whisky is widely perceived as being the domain of just two major producers, Nikka and Suntory, but that isn’t exactly true. Predating the American craft distilling explosion of recent years, Japan’s “Ji-Whisky” sector has been ...

Read More »