Tag Archives: Japanese Whisky

The Changed Rules Of World Single Malts

Pearse Lyons Reserve

How The Rise Of American And World Malts Have Changed The Fundamentals By Richard Thomas Until the advent of the World Whisk(e)y Boom, malt whisky has been a pretty stable category. The overwhelming majority of malts were made either in Scotland or in countries pursuing their own variants of the Scottish model (most notably Japan), a fact best signified by ...

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New Yamazaki Mizunara Cask Single Malt Coming

One of the features setting Japanese whisky apart is the use of Mizunara, the Japanese oak. The wood from this rare and demanding tree inspired Suntory to take a momentous step forward in whisky-making, both in perfecting new cask-making techniques and in creating flavors never before tasted in whisky. Suntory’s blenders have brought the essence of the noble Mizunara into ...

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Anchor Distilling Splits Off After Sapporo Buys Anchor Brewing

Anchor Distilling Company is now a fully independent company following the Sapporo Holdings Limited acquisition of Anchor Brewing Company that was announced late last week. Anchor Distilling Company will continue to be led by current President and CEO, Dennis Carr, and remain under current ownership. This separation of the two companies will coincide with the completion of Sapporo’s acquisition of ...

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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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