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New Japanese craft gins: Kitasuisho, 9148 Apple, Hioki

New Japanese craft gins: Kitasuisho, 9148 Apple, Hioki

It’s getting tough to keep up with new releases of Japanese craft gins! This time around we have a total of five gins being released by three different distilleries, from Japan’s far north and the far south. Let’s take a look at each. Hokkaido Craft […]

Chuhai Watch: orange vinegar, apple ginger, mango, oroblanco

Chuhai Watch: orange vinegar, apple ginger, mango, oroblanco

Lots and lots of chuhai still coming in time for summer! Pretty much all of these are summer-only. So if there’s a specific one you like, stock up! Amazon.jp usually sells by the case. Sapporo Sapporo is hastily adding another new limited edition flavor to […]

Chuhai Watch: Strong Zero Plum, Yamazaki Umeshu Soda, Mogitate Apple

Chuhai Watch: Strong Zero Plum, Yamazaki Umeshu Soda, Mogitate Apple

Suntory estimates the RTD category will grow by another 10% this year! By far the fastest growing genre here in Japan. Of course there are plenty more releases on the horizon to help hit those numbers. Asahi brings along Mogitate Green Apple, slated for an […]

Chuhai Watch: Mogitate Sixer, Hyoketsu Apple, Horoyoi Mikan

Chuhai Watch: Mogitate Sixer, Hyoketsu Apple, Horoyoi Mikan

Summer is over, and autumn is kicking off, so let’s crack open some new chuhai flavors to celebrate. Three new ones announced over the past week: Asahi is releasing Mogitate Apple again this year, as a limited edition flavor, from October 11 until the end […]

Chuhai Watch: Bitters Pink Grapefruit, Hyoketsu Strong European Pear, Kokushibori Apple

Chuhai Watch: Bitters Pink Grapefruit, Hyoketsu Strong European Pear, Kokushibori Apple

Three new ones on the horizon! Kirin Bitters Pink Grapefruit is coming on October 3rd at 9% abv. Kirin’s polling showed this was the flavor people wanted to try most. This is a limited release. Another limited release from Kirin is the Hyoketsu Strong European […]

Chuhai Watch: Kokushibori Grapefruit, Pineapple, Strong Zero Apple, Hyoketsu Kiwi

Chuhai Watch: Kokushibori Grapefruit, Pineapple, Strong Zero Apple, Hyoketsu Kiwi

Bring it on! Three new flavors coming in from Suntory, and one from Kirin. Suntory’s Kokushibori Grapefruit uses a whopping 40% actual fruit juice as well as grapefruit liqueur. 6% abv, 350ml, already released a week ago! In the same series is the Kokushibori Pineapple, […]

Chuhai Watch: Strong Zero Double Orange, Horoyoi Red Apple

Chuhai Watch: Strong Zero Double Orange, Horoyoi Red Apple

Two new chuhais from Suntory to keep an eye out for in October. The first is Strong Zero Double Orange, a limited release launching on October 3rd. 9% abv, 350ml/500ml. They’ve used both orange juice and orange-infused liquor in creating this one, thus the “double” […]