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Why aren’t Japanese distilleries making hand sanitizer?

Spirits distillers around the world are supporting the fight against COVID-19 by switching from production of spirits to alcohol-based sanitizer ...
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Review: The SG Shochu IMO

Last month, Shingo Gokan's SG Group launched The SG Shochu, a brand of shochu specifically developed to be versatile in ...
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/ imo, Reviews, shōchū, The SG Shochu

WWA 2020: Japan reclaims World’s Best Single Malt title

Luckily some things are still going according to plan, despite COVID-19 mess. This year's World Whiskies Awards results are now ...
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/ awards, News, world whiskies

Review: Suntory Japanese Gin Sui

The latest Japanese gin is from liquor powerhouse Suntory. Japanese Gin Sui is the most affordable Japanese gin yet, giving ...
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/ gin, Reviews, sui, suntory

Inside Japan’s first mocktail bar: Low-Non-Bar

Worldwide we're seeing more and more people back away from booze. Japan is no exception: on March 12, 2020, Tokyo's ...
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/ bar, Bar Profile, non-alcohol, tokyo

Tokyo International BarShow 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

Another one bites the dust. Tokyo International BarShow 2020 has officially been canceled due to the coronavirus.  It's not rescheduled. It's ...
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/ barshow, News

Single Malt Yoichi, Miyagikyo Apple Brandy Wood Finish

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the wedding of Nikka founder Masataka Taketsuru to Rita Cowan, Nikka is launching Apple ...
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Single Malt Eigashima Sherry Cask, Blended Eigashima Sherry Cask Finish

Eigashima Shuzo's White Oak Distillery is launching two new whiskies on April 7: a single malt sherry cask vatting, and ...
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Review: The Japanese Bitters Sakura

Yuki Yamazaki's line of bitters dubbed "The Japanese Bitters" has a new entry. Just in time for cherry blossom season ...
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A visit to Hitachino Brewing Tokyo Distillery, Tokyo’s first open to the public

Back in December, Kiuchi Shuzo opened the Hitachino Brewing Tokyo Distillery smack in downtown Tokyo. It's in Akihabara. Yes that ...
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