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Sake series 3: Just junmai

Welcome back to the third in this five-part overview of nihonshu. Let’s jump back in right where we left off ...
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/ Features, junmai, sake

Tokyo’s most remote bar is 1000km from the city, and tomorrow it turns 20

The island of Chichijima lies about 1000km south of downtown Tokyo. The "Galapagos of Asia," technically still part of Tokyo ...
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Review: The Fuji Gotemba BLEND KIT

Today I have a crack at blending my own whisky with The Fuji Gotemba BLEND KIT. This review will be ...
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/ fuji gotemba, grain, kirin, malt, Reviews, whisky

Kampai Samurai: Alex Davies, Head Distiller, The Kyoto Distillery

The Kampai Samurai interview series brings together experts in Japanese whisky, sake, shochu, beer, gin, and other categories to explore ...
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Andaz Tokyo Edition Ki Noh Bi Cask Aged Kyoto Dry Gin

As the high-rolling Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills celebrates its fifth anniversary this summer, they have created a special edition of ...
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Review: Ichiro’s Malt & Grain Japanese Blended Whisky Limited Edition 2018

Dramtastic of The Japanese Whisky Review and myself have agreed to cross-post some content between our sites. For readers, ...
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Sake series 2: The sake spectrum

Welcome back to the second in this five-part overview of nihonshu! There’s still plenty I want to cover – much ...
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/ Features, nihonshu, sake

Tatsumi Distillery’s latest gin botanical: giant water bugs

Here comes the world's first ever craft gin made with giant water bugs, out of Gifu prefecture's adventurous Tatsumi Distillery ...
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Review: Kanomori Craft Gin

Japan's famous medicinal liqueur maker, Yomeishu, jumps into the Japanese craft gin scene with an herb-lover's dream of a gin ...
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/ gin, kanomori, kuromoji, Reviews, yomeishu

Mt. Rokko is getting a whisky distillery too

Mt. Rokko overlooks the city of Kobe and Osaka Bay. The view from the top has been dubbed the "10 ...
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/ kobe, News, rokko, whisky