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Matsui Gin The Hakuto from Kurayoshi Distillery

Matsui Shuzo's Kurayoshi Distillery has announced their entry into Japanese craft gin market. It's called "Matsui Gin The Hakuto," and ...
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/ gin, hakuto, matsui shuzo, Product Releases

mitosaya Botanical Distillery: premium eau de vie from Chiba

Today we take a trip to Chiba prefecture's latest distillery, the mitosaya Botanical Distillery, in Otaki. It's a crowdfunded project ...
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Dake Kanba is Hokkaido’s own Mars Whisky

Grocery wholesaler Kokubu Hokkaido is launching a new brand called Dake Kanba. The first product will a blended malt whisky, ...
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Suntory Whisky Royal, Year of the Rat Bottle, 2020 edition

Suntory continues their tradition of yearly releases of zodiac-themed whisky bottles. 2020 is the Year of the Rat in the ...
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Review: 7 Years Old Kaiyō Whisky Japanese Mizunara Oak Finish The SINGLE

In our recent report we learned much more about the story behind Kaiyō Whisky. This puts us in a better position ...
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/ finish, kaiyo, mizunara, Reviews, whisky

Shibuya Edition joins Scallywag’s Adventure Series

Japan Import System has just announced that they are today releasing Scallywag Shibuya Ediiton, a Tokyo-only release of the Speyside ...
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Kin no Bi Kyoto Gold Gin, the Goldschläger of Japanese gin

A few weeks back we found out that "Kin No Bi" would be the name of one of the Kyoto ...
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Japanese Craft Gin Perfume Gin

A new line of Japanese craft gins has been announced, named "Perfume Gin," created in collaboration with two of Tokyo's ...
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/ gin, kagoshima, perfume, Product Releases

What if Sapporo Beer made whisky?

Japan's fourth-largest beer maker might be looking to dabble in whisky. They've recently obtained a license to make whisky at ...
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/ News, sapporo beer, speculation, whisky

Mars Whisky Sakura Cask Finish

Another new blended whisky out of the Mars Shinshu Distillery, this time using a sakura cask to give it an ...
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/ mars whisky, Product Releases, sakura