Category: Reviews

Review: Muji Sake, 2017 edition

Review: Muji Sake, 2017 edition

As reported last month, un-brand brand Muji released a Muji sake again in 2017, this time on December 22. Luckily I live nearby the flagship in Yurakucho, so I managed to pick up a bottle on launch day before they sold out. Let’s have some […]

Review: Nikka Black Aromatic

Review: Nikka Black Aromatic

Following after Nikka Black Blender’s Spirit and Nikka Black Crossover, this Nikka Black Aromatic is the third and final limited-edition release of Nikka Black in 2017. Like its predecessors it is essentially a special edition of Nikka Black, itself Nikka’s answer to Suntory’s everyman whisky, […]

Review: PiscoLogía Acholado

Review: PiscoLogía Acholado

Pisco is unfortunately one of the more under-represented spirits in Japan. Looking past the country’s obsession with all things whisky, the focus for most standard bars remains on the traditional cocktails with traditional bases. That’s why it’s a privilege to review PiscoLogía Acholado, imported into Japan […]

Review: Kozue Japanese Craft Gin

Review: Kozue Japanese Craft Gin

Last week saw the surprise announcement and release of “Kozue” Japanese Craft Gin from Wakayama’s Fujishiro Distillery. I managed to get my hands on one of the first 100 bottles released, so this is my review of the spirit. 2017 being the year of Japanese […]

Review: Rockland Distillery Ceylon Arrack, Colombo No7 Gin, White Rum, Dark Red Rum

Review: Rockland Distillery Ceylon Arrack, Colombo No7 Gin, White Rum, Dark Red Rum

Rockland Distilleries got started in Sri Lanka back in 1924 by Carl de Silva Wijeyeratne, deep in the midst of British colonial rule. It’s a family-run distillery that is still privately owned and operated — and now it’s environmentally friendly as well, with a LEED […]