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Nikka Pure Malt NAS renewal announced for March 31

Hot on the heels of their announcement of the demise of Taketsuru 17, 21, and 25 age-statement malt whiskies, Nikka ...
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/ nas, nikka, Product Releases, taketsuru, whisky

Bar Arai Tateguten, Tokyo’s latest Japanese craft cocktail hideout

On a cold January evening last week, I took a stroll over to Bar Arai Tateguten, which opened just last ...
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Confirmed: Nikka killing Taketsuru 17, Taketsuru 21, Taketsuru 25, plans NAS rebirth

Rumors began swirling last week that Nikka would be killing off their age-statement Taketsuru 17, 21, and 25 blended whiskies ...
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Japanese Water Showdown: 11 Japanese sodas taste tested

As an island nation, water has been a big part of the culture in Japan since forever. It's water that ...
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/ Features, soda, whisky

One million cases of Jim Beam sold in Japan in 2019

The big news out of Suntory today via Kyodo News is that they sold a shitload of Jim Beam whisky ...
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/ bourbon, jim beam, News, suntory

Happy new year! What to expect in 2020 for Japanese whisky

2020 should be a big year for Japanese whisky. Let's take a look at what we can expect to happen ...
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/ 2020, Features

NEMA brings in non-alcoholic whisky-flavored gin

It's been basically a year since we saw Bar Nemanja's non-alcoholic gin. They now have a non-alcoholic whisky-flavored gin, whatever ...
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/ gin, nema, non-alcohol, Product Releases, whisky

SHOCHU Mix Up 2020 on January 26 in Ginza

Miyazaki Prefecture's tourism board is putting on an event here in Tokyo looking towards "the future of Miyazaki shochu." They ...
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/ cocktail, ginza, News, shōchū

Suntory Japanese Gin Sui

Is Japanese craft gin too expensive for you? Suntory has an answer: Japanese Gin Sui. Released back in 2017, Suntory's ...
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/ gin, Product Releases, sui, suntory

Asian bar powerhouse SG Group launching “The SG Shochu” in February 2020

Shingo Gokan's massively successful SG Group has announced the upcoming launch of a shochu brand named The SG Shochu. Aiming ...
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/ News, Product Releases, SG, shōchū, The SG Shochu