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Shizuoka Distillery re-opens Premium Bottle Selection program for 2019

Shizuoka Distillery re-opens Premium Bottle Selection program for 2019

If you missed last year’s opportunity to get into the Shizuoka Distillery’s Premium Bottle Selection program, you’ll soon have another chance. From 12PM JST on June 5 you’ll be able to join once again via Gaiaflow’s Whisky Port online shop. Joining the program is now slightly […]

Marsmalt Le Papillon H.glaucippe liukiuensis Single Cask Japanese Whisky

Marsmalt Le Papillon H.glaucippe liukiuensis Single Cask Japanese Whisky

We wake up this morning to find that Mars Whisky’s fourth release in the Le Papillon series is “H.glaucippe liukiuensis,” a butterfly perhaps better known by the name Great Orange Tip. The whisky however is distilled in March 2014 in Shinshu, rested in a single […]

Review: Nikka Black Rich Blend Extra Sherry

Review: Nikka Black Rich Blend Extra Sherry

Nikka Black Rich Blend Extra Sherry is the latest from Nikka, just released on May 29, 2018. Similar to how last winter’s Nikka Black Aromatic was a limited edition of Nikka Black, Extra Sherry here is a limited edition take on Nikka Black Rich Blend. […]

10 ways to drink Japanese whisky: #5, Twice Up

10 ways to drink Japanese whisky: #5, Twice Up

As Japanese whisky makers enjoy their time in the worldwide spotlight, more and more people are waking up to the reality that Japanese consumers may also know a thing or two about the ways to drink Japanese whisky. Of course there’s the izakaya staple whisky […]

Gin Live Tokyo 2018 is being held on July 28

Gin Live Tokyo 2018 is being held on July 28

Gin Live Tokyo 2018 is happening here in Tokyo on July 28, the first such event in the world, and it will run from 12-6PM at Akihabara’s Akiba Square. At the moment I count 15 booths, with domestic players like Kyoto Distillery, Suntory, and Nakano […]

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.

MOON GLOW Limited Edition 2018

MOON GLOW Limited Edition 2018

Wakatsuru Saburomaru Distillery is releasing their latest blended whisky tomorrow — it’s called MOON GLOW Limited Edition 2018. This time around it’s primarily using a 20 year malt mixed mixed with others at least 10 years of age. Only 6000 bottles of this will be […]

Review: Tarusky Premium Blend, 12-year cask aged shochu

Review: Tarusky Premium Blend, 12-year cask aged shochu

When Japan’s only independent cooperage decides to release a liquor, I pay attention. “Tarusky” is Kyoto-based Ariake Sangyo’s brand of cask-aged shochu. Tonight we’re drinking from bottle #534 of “Tarusky Premium Blend.” It’s a liquor that blurs the line between whisky and shochu. Inside we find […]

10 ways to drink Japanese whisky: #4, Mist

10 ways to drink Japanese whisky: #4, Mist

As Japanese whisky makers enjoy their time in the worldwide spotlight, more and more people are waking up to the reality that Japanese consumers may also know a thing or two about the ways to drink Japanese whisky. Of course, there’s the izakaya staple whisky […]

Akita Whisky: Another new Japanese malt whisky in 2023

Akita Whisky: Another new Japanese malt whisky in 2023

It may be over 5 years away, but Akita-based Dreamlink has announced they’ll be getting into the Japanese malt whisky business. Single malt whisky business, to be specific. The new venture will be kicking off operations in 2020, with the first products set to debut […]