Category: Product Releases

The Nikka Tailored is coming on April 9

The Nikka Tailored is coming on April 9

The writing was on the wall for The Nikka 12 since early this year, with the company filing a trademark application for a whisky called “The Nikka Tailored.” I took a guess at the time that it probably meant the demise of The Nikka 12. […]

Junenmyo Half Decade, the Hokuriku-only whisky from Saburomaru

Junenmyo Half Decade, the Hokuriku-only whisky from Saburomaru

Just yesterday Hokuriku-based Wakatsuru Saburomaru Distillery released “Junenmyo Half Decade” specifically for their home region, Hokuriku. Per their announcement it contains “selected whiskies from several barrels aged over 5 years old.” Assuming it contains whisky actually distilled at the Saburomaru Distillery, that would be from […]

Mars Whisky “Kasei” for LMDW

Mars Whisky “Kasei” for LMDW

French whisky megastore Le Maison du Whisky has picked up an exclusive bottling of blended Mars Whisky, and they have named it “Kasei.” Kasei is of course Japanese for Mars. It’s a relatively affordable 36 euro, but limited to two bottles per customer. They describe […]

Craft Bitters Citrus from Okinawa’s Mizuho Shuzo

Craft Bitters Citrus from Okinawa’s Mizuho Shuzo

It looks like Okinawan bitters will soon be another bottle that bartenders can add to their arsenal. Okinawa’s second-oldest awamori distillery, Mizuho Shuzo, has announced the launch of “Craft Bitters Citrus” on February 14. Okinawa Times reports that it uses Okinawan lemongrass as well as […]

There’s finally a certified Vegan sake

There’s finally a certified Vegan sake

The world now has its first officially Vegan sake, coming from Iwate Prefecture’s Nambu Bijin. By nature, pretty much all sake is probably Vegan anyway, since it’s generally only made from koji, rice, and water. But actually obtaining certification as a Vegan product is a […]

Ki No Bi Edition G: ex-Henri Giraud Champagne Barrels

Ki No Bi Edition G: ex-Henri Giraud Champagne Barrels

Another stealth release out of the Kyoto Distillery: Ki No Bi Edition G, aged in ex-Henri Giraud Champagne Barrels. Seems that the idea came out of a recent visit by Claude Giraud, 12th generation winemaker at the Champagne house of Henri Giraud, to the Kyoto […]

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Japan Limited Edition 2019

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Japan Limited Edition 2019

Crowd favorite Johnnie Walker Blue Label is getting a Japan-only version named simply “Johnnie Walker Blue Label Japan Limited Edition 2019.” Similar to how we got that Japan-only Jameson last year, this version of Blue Label has the same liquid as always but has some […]

Akkeshi New Born Foundations 3 has Hokkaido Mizunara on March 5

Akkeshi New Born Foundations 3 has Hokkaido Mizunara on March 5

We now have an official date for the highly anticipated release of Akkeshi New Born Foundations 3: March 5, 2019. This one has a lot of people talking since it’s aged entirely in casks made from mizunara from Hokkaido itself, which is quite an accomplishment […]

Suntory World Whisky Ao coming on April 16, 2019

Suntory World Whisky Ao coming on April 16, 2019

The new brand of whisky by Suntory is called Suntory World Whisky Ao. As you may have guessed from the name it’s a blend of whiskies from the world’s five big whisky regions: Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada, and Japan. They have not told us exactly […]

Japanese Whisky Product List books now available in English

Japanese Whisky Product List books now available in English

Remember these? The most exhaustive Japanese-language resource on the web for Japanese whisky is the aptly-named Japanese Whisky Database wiki. Though a bit tough to navigate at times, the site features a listing of essentially the entire history of Japanese whisky in Japan. That’s every […]