Category: Features

Infographic: 20 Late Night Options in Tokyo

Infographic: 20 Late Night Options in Tokyo

Tokyo’s nightlife may be famous, but the party is only just starting after that last train leaves the station. What’s there to do? Shell out for a taxi to get back to your room? Sleep in a gutter? Drink more? How about… all of the […]

Masataka Taketsuru: Rothes Life, Whisky Life

Masataka Taketsuru: Rothes Life, Whisky Life

2018 marks a century since the founder of Nikka Whisky, Masataka Taketsuru, set out on a journey that would alter the history of Japanese whisky. Based primarily on his serialized autobiography originally published in Nikkei in 1968, in Part Three of this series we look at […]

Masataka Taketsuru: To The Mecca of Whisky via America

Masataka Taketsuru: To The Mecca of Whisky via America

2018 marks a century since the founder of Nikka Whisky, Masataka Taketsuru, set out on a journey that would alter the history of Japanese whisky. Based primarily on his serialized autobiography originally published in Nikkei in 1968, in Part One of this series we covered his […]

Masataka Taketsuru: Beginning the Journey, 100 Years Ago

Masataka Taketsuru: Beginning the Journey, 100 Years Ago

Today is July 3, 2018. Exactly 100 years ago today, the founder of Nikka Whisky, Masataka Taketsuru, set out on a journey that would alter the history of Japanese whisky. Based primarily on his serialized autobiography originally published in Nikkei in 1968, in Part One of […]

Japanese Craft Gin Roundup, it’s World Gin Day 2018!

Japanese Craft Gin Roundup, it’s World Gin Day 2018!

Today is World Gin Day 2018! Raise your Copa de Balon, and let’s celebrate! Despite being a relatively new category, we’ve recently seen a craft gin boom here in Japan. Here’s a look at all the Japanese craft gins that have hit the market over […]

nomunication.jp hosts a Whisky Bottle Share on July 21

nomunication.jp hosts a Whisky Bottle Share on July 21

nomunication.jp’s first ever whisky bottle share is happening on July 21 in Tokyo’s chic Ebisu/Daikanyama neighborhood! Bottle shares are a great way to try new and different whiskies/other liquors and make new connections. Apart from a small fee to cover the venue rental, each attendee […]

Infographic: Japanese Whisky, Then vs. Now

Infographic: Japanese Whisky, Then vs. Now

nomunication.jp’s first infographic! This covers the past and present of Japanese whisky.

Interview with Dave Broom at Tokyo International BarShow 2018

Interview with Dave Broom at Tokyo International BarShow 2018

At this past weekend’s Tokyo International BarShow 2018, I had a few minutes with legendary spirits writer Dave Broom. Mr. Broom’s recently released book, The Way of Whisky: A Journey Around Japanese Whisky,  details his whirlwind trip to discover what makes Japanese whisky “Japanese.” This past […]

What’s the difference between barley shochu and malt whisky?

What’s the difference between barley shochu and malt whisky?

Shochu, pronounced shōchū, is Japan’s national distilled beverage. As you learn more about the drink, you’ll discover that one of the varieties of shochu is barley-based. Malted barley, of course, is also the main ingredient in your favorite malt whisky. Does this mean barley shochu is […]