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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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Johnnie Walker Blue Label Japan Limited Edition 2020

In 2020 we get another limited edition of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. This time around it features a design by ...
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Masahiro, Hioki, Hikari, Kumazawa Distilleries get licenses to whisky

Today we look at four distilleries that have been newly granted licenses to make whisky by Japan's National Tax Agency ...
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/ license, News, NTA, whisky

Interview: Mamoru Tsuchiya, whisky journalist and Japan Whisky Research Centre chief

2020 is an important year for Japan due to Tokyo 2020, but it's even more important for Japanese whisky. We ...
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Kirin Single Grain Whiskey “Fuji” on April 21

It looks like Kirin has a second new whiskey coming along! This one is also NAS, but it's a grain ...
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