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Review: Kizashi Kihada Tonic Water

Before we get into the thick of the humid Tokyo summer, tonight we try out a Japanese tonic released in ...
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/ amur cork, G&T, hiyori, kizashi, Reviews, tonic

Review: Shima Fukuro Tokachi Brandy Hokkaido Jukusei 30 Years

Tonight we have venture into the unknown: an age-statement Japanese brandy. From the northern island of Hokkaido comes "Shima Fukuro ...
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Six bars in Japan are in Asia’s 50 Best Bars for 2020

This year's Asia's 50 Best Bars were announced yesterday, shining a spotlight on some of Tokyo's and Kyoto's hottest drinking ...
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/ 50best, kyoto, News, tokyo

Akkeshi Distillery extracts first local peat

Hokkaido's Akkeshi Distillery continues their work towards creating an all-Hokkaido version of Islay's peaty malt whisky. This week they've gone ...
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/ akkeshi distillery, News, peat, whisky

Single Malt Nagahama via three bottles on May 19

As expected, Shiga prefecture's Nagahama Distillery is rolling out their first single malt Japanese whiskies this year. Details have just ...
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Yes, Suntory is making whisky at the Osumi Distillery… from rice

It looks like there is a fourth distillery in Suntory's Japanese whisky making operation. As we speculated last year, that ...
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/ News, osumi distillery, rice, suntory, whisky

The Essence of Suntory Whisky Volume 4: Sakura and Rice

The next iteration of Suntory's "The Essence of Suntory Whisky" has shown up a couple places online over the weekend ...
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Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition 2020 goes remote

The organizers behind the 2020 Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition have announced that the competition will go ahead. But almost ...
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/ News, TWSC, whisky

Japan’s National Tax Agency now allows liquor takeout, delivery

On April 7, Japan's national government finally declared that Tokyo and six other prefectures are in a state of emergency ...
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/ COVID-19, News, NTA, takeout

Suntory looking into distilling sanitizer in Japan

Spirits giant Suntory is considering producing alcohol-based sanitizer in Japan, according to a recent report by Mainichi Broadcasting. We talked ...
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/ coronavirus, COVID-19, News, sanitizer, suntory