MHD held their Grand Malt Tasting 2017 event on September 8, 2017. One of the highlights of the event was sampling the unreleased Ardbeg An Oa, the latest iteration from the Ardbeg Distillery. Way too peaty for me!
The event is put on by MHD themselves, so it's effectively a PR event that's open to the public, and isn't free (4000 yen charge). That's not to say it was a bad value though, since you were free to sample as much as you like. All in all there were 12 single malts on hand:
Each brand got its own dedicated tasting station:
I'm not entirely sure why but the event had a glamping theme, of all things.
Whiskey Richard is the founder of nomunication.jp, and has been saying he has lived in Japan for ten years for the past four years. He enjoys drinking basically anything except straight-up Campari.