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Akayane Craft Gin HEART (Natsu)

The summer release of Akayane's craft gin HEART is upon us, named Natsu of course. This is a seasonal release ...
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/ akayane, gin, Product Releases

Sakurao Gin Hamagou arrives September 3

Hiroshima's Sakurao Distillery has announced a new Japanese craft gin called Sakurao Gin Hamagou. It's a limited run of 5000 ...
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/ gin, News, sakurao

We’re getting more Fuji Sanroku Signature Blend

2018 hasn't been the greatest year for Japanese whisky. While we've seen some new distilleries pop out new born whiskies, ...
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Event Report: Gin Live Tokyo 2018

Gin Live Tokyo 2018 was held for the first time on July 28, 2018! While the scale of the event ...
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/ bitters, Event Reports, gin, gin live

JR East Japan Hotels Creative Cocktail Competition 2018 on September 24

JR East Japan Hotels has announced they'll be holding a cocktail competition for the first time, dubbed the "JR East ...
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Masataka Taketsuru: To The Mecca of Whisky via America

2018 marks a century since the founder of Nikka Whisky, Masataka Taketsuru, set out on a journey that would alter ...
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/ biography, Features, nikka, taketsuru, whisky

Yamazaki Umeshu is getting a smoky cask-aged edition

Suntory may be running low on whisky from Yamazaki, but that probably leaves them with plenty of empty casks. They ...
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Kirin’s Fuji Gotemba Distillery

At the foot of Mt. Fuji lies Kirin's one and only distillery: the Fuji Gotemba Distillery. It's an easy daytrip ...
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/ fuji gotemba, kirin, Travel, whisky

Whisky licenses for Nikka’s Satsuma Tsukasa Distillery, Kizakura’s Tamba Factory

Is Nikka Whisky readying a third whisky distillery in Kagoshima? That's the question that's been floating around my head for ...
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/ kizakura, News, nikka, satsuma, whisky

Infographic: Japanese Whisky, Real or Fake?

The latest infographic makes it easy to tell if the "Japanese" whisky you're drinking is actually Japanese or not! This ...
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/ infographic, News, whisky