The results of the 2016 edition of the World Whiskies Awards were announced on March 19 and again Japanese whisky is rewarded with four titles of "World's Best Whisky".
The least we can say is that they are working hard at Shinshu distillery ! Mars Whisky introduced a new Komagatake single malt at the Tokyo Whisky Festival 2015 named "Rindo, Nature of Shinshu."
Hombo Shuzo Group Ltd, owner of Shinshu distillery, is continuing its strategy of developing its Japanese whisky production by introducing a blended malt named Mars Maltage "Cosmo" that is now part of the permanent range of Mars Whisky !
For the celebrations of the end of year, we invite you to discover our selection for Christmas 2015 ! Both of us chose three Japanese whiskies, plus two special common choices ; a whisky of course, but also a little surprise...
The results of the Malt Maniacs Awards 2015 have just been announced ! This year only two Japanese whiskies have been awarded, and it's neither a Nikka nor a Suntory, but a single malt from the more and more famous Chichibu distillery.
Following the announcement a few weeks ago of the end of Yoichi and Miyagikyo aged versions, Nikka Whisky had already planned their replacement by two new no age statement single malts available from 1 September 2015. But another limited surprise is also planned for September !
A short video presentation of the new single grain The Chita was unveiled by Suntory. In Japanese of course !
These days, the launch of a new Japanese whisky is very good news for all lovers and people who haven't tasted it yet. Suntory just released a brand new single grain called The Chita, the name of the group's grain distillery.
With no less than 13 medals including 8 golden collected during the International Spirits Challenge 2015, Nikka Whisky also won the supreme title of "Distiller of the Year" at the ISC 2015 dinner trophies which took place in London on July 8th.