Category: Features

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 […]