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Event Report: Tokyo Whisky Festival 2017

Event Report: Tokyo Whisky Festival 2017

This past weekend it finally happened! The event I’ve been on about for several months now: Tokyo Whisky Festival 2017! Plain and simple, if you even remotely consider yourself a fan of Japanese whisky, you need to find a way to attend this event. I […]

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 […]

Asaka Distillery Cask Owners Round 2 sign-ups open

Asaka Distillery Cask Owners Round 2 sign-ups open

Liquor shop Fukushimaya Shoten and Asaka Distillery have teamed up to start taking sign-ups for the second round of the latter’s cask owners system. Asaka Distillery, the newly renovated distillery belonging to Sasanokawa Shuzo, was introduced in our previous article here. For those that aren’t […]

Sasanokawa Shuzo Asaka Distillery’s first whiskies released

Sasanokawa Shuzo Asaka Distillery’s first whiskies released

Sasanokawa is the oldest sake brewery in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region, with a history stretching back to 1765. Around 180 years later, in 1946, they branched out into whiskey, eventually launching the Cherry Whisky and Yamazakura brands. They’re also famous for helping out Ichiro Akuto […]