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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

Maoi Distillery, Japanese vermouth, and the Hokkaido Martini

Another equity crowdfunding project has kicked off. This time it's by Hokkaido Liberty Wine, looking for people to invest in ...
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/ brandy, maoi distillery, News, vermouth

Kikusui Shuzo releasing Alcohol 77 at 77% abv, officially NOT sanitizer

Just last week we talked about why Japanese spirits distilleries were yet to start the production of hand sanitizer. At ...
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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