Category: Travel

Japanese Whisky Distilleries to Watch 2018-19: Nagahama Distillery, Wakatsuru Saburomaru Distillery

Japanese Whisky Distilleries to Watch 2018-19: Nagahama Distillery, Wakatsuru Saburomaru Distillery

Chances are you’ve stumbled upon this article because you like Japanese whisky. And that’s probably because of Suntory or Nikka. You’re the person that’s spent just a little bit too much on that bottle of Yoichi 12, because it’s too damn good to pass up. You’re […]

Japanese Whisky Distilleries to Watch 2018-19: Asaka Distillery, Chichibu Distillery, Nukada Distillery

Japanese Whisky Distilleries to Watch 2018-19: Asaka Distillery, Chichibu Distillery, Nukada Distillery

Chances are you’ve stumbled upon this article because you like Japanese whisky. And that’s probably because of Suntory or Nikka. You’re the person that’s spent just a little bit too much on that bottle of Yoichi 12, because it’s too damn good to pass up. You’re […]

Japanese Whisky Distilleries to Watch 2018-19: Shizuoka Distillery, Akkeshi Distillery

Japanese Whisky Distilleries to Watch 2018-19: Shizuoka Distillery, Akkeshi Distillery

Chances are you’ve stumbled upon this article because you like Japanese whisky. And that’s probably because of Suntory or Nikka. You’re the person that’s spent just a little bit too much on that bottle of Yoichi 12, because it’s too damn good to pass up. You’re […]

Chichibu Whisk(e)y Matsuri 2018: February 18

Chichibu Whisk(e)y Matsuri 2018: February 18

Yes, it’s time to start thinking about Chichibu once again. Next year’s Chichibu Whisk(e)y Matsuri 2018 is scheduled to happen on February 18, 2018. Now in its fifth year, the annual Chichibu Whisk(e)y Matsuri has a similar setup as last year. It’s once again being […]

Paul Giraud visiting Japan September 5-8, hosting faux distillery tours

Paul Giraud visiting Japan September 5-8, hosting faux distillery tours

Japan Import System is hosting cognac maker Paul Giraud for a visit to Japan in early September. This is a very exciting opportunity to meet him and learn more about what makes Paul Giraud’s cognac such a unique spirit. About Cognac Paul Giraud Situated in […]

Nikka releases new Yoichi Distillery Limited Blended Whisky

Nikka releases new Yoichi Distillery Limited Blended Whisky

The latest news out of Nikka’s Yoichi distillery is that they’ve just released a distillery-limited blended whisky. It’s simply called “Yoichi Distillery Limited Blended Whisky” and there’s no other information about the blend available at the moment, so it’s difficult to tell exactly what’s going on […]

Yoichi Distillery, Nikka Whisky

Yoichi Distillery, Nikka Whisky

Hokkaido is one of my favorite parts of Japan — I must have been six times now. On my latest trip up to the island, I made a point of taking a side-trip out to Yoichi, home of Nikka Whisky’s Yoichi Distillery. As Taketsuru-san himself would probably […]