Every year the japanese celebrate the fruit trees flowering that announce the arrival of spring-days, it's the period of hanami. Among all the different fruit trees, only one particularly symbolize the spirit of this celebration and causes the enthusiasm of japanese people, which is the famous sakura or cherry tree. To also celebrate the hanami, we present this photo album of the cherry blossom in Tokyo !
On march 11th was held in Paris the official launch of two new japanese whiskies, the Hakushu & Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve, to enrich the permanent range of Suntory whisky in Europe from late april / early may. Created as an alternative to the upgrading older versions, these new whiskies are not a simple ageless expressions of the Yamazaki and Hakushu single malts, for sure...
This year, Nikka celebrate two anniversaries : the 80th anniversary of its creation (but also the construction of Yoichi, its first distillery) and the 120th anniversary of the birth of its founder Masataka Taketsuru. For the occasion, two limited editions of the famous Taketsuru Pure Malt version 21 year old have been presented; the Port Wood Finish refined in Port wine casks and the Madeira Wood Finish refined in Madeira wine casks .
Do you know what are the differences between japanese and scotch whisky or other whiskies ? We propose to review the specificity of japanese whisky and explain why it's now considered as one of the best in the world.
To celebrate the launch of its latest whisky, the atypical Coffey Malt, Nikka has partnered with Walaku a traditional japanese pastry shop located in Paris, to offer two sweet creations typically japanese and subtly married with the new single malt of the range. We had the pleasure to taste them, the result is especially delicious and very surprising !
The Suntory Hibiki is probably the most famous japanese blend, but especially one of the most rewarded with no fewer than five gold medals won at international competitions, just for this 17 year old version that I propose you to discover.
Suntory unveiled a limited edition of its Hibiki 21 years in his famous bottle specially redecorated for the occasion.