In a dynamic market driven by the recent opening of many distilleries in Japan, a mysterious new Japanese whisky has just appeared. It has been bottled for the Hakutsuru Sake House by a distillery in Hokkaido whose name is kept secret. We have investigated in order to try to clarify the origins of this single malt Tan Cho.
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Distillery tour : Shinshu, the historical distillery of Mars Whisky
At the beginning of March, we propose you to focus on the Mars Whisky brand and its two distilleries Shinshu and Tsunuki owned by the Hombo Shuzo group, manufacturer of traditional Japanese wines and spirits. Let's go to Nagano prefecture in the heart of the Japanese Alps to (re)discover the Shinshu distillery !
The 5 most beautiful bottles of Japanese Whisky for this Christmas
When we come to talk about whisky, what matters most is inside the bottle. But what if we gave as much importance to the flask itself? As Christmas approaches, discover our selection of some of the most beautiful bottles of Japanese whisky currently available on the market.
Sakurao Distillery: when Togouchi becomes really Japanese!
Announced 5 months ago, the very first single malts of the Sakurao distillery finally arrive in France. Marketed under Sakurao and Togouchi brands, this launch is an opportunity to make a focus on the Sakurao distillery but also on the popular Togouchi whiskies.
Nagahama Inazuma & Saburomaru Far East of Peat, the first collaboration between Japanese distilleries !
The first ever barrel exchange between Japanese distilleries has taken place ! The Saburomaru and Nagahama distilleries have joined forces to create Inazuma and Far East of Peat, the first collaborative whiskies between Japanese craft distilleries.
Our Japanese whiskies selection for Christmas 2015 !
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...
A journey to Chichibu distillery
Now third major player in the Japanese whisky, Ichiro Akuto kindly opened the doors of his small distillery for a tour conducted with passion by Yumi Yoshikawa the Ichiro's Malt brand ambassador. Welcome to Chichibu !
Differences between japanese and scotch whisky
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.
The Nikka Blender’s bar in Tokyo
If you are visiting Tokyo for your holidays and you are a japanese whisky addict, the Nikka Blender's Bar is the place where you can enjoy the full range of Nikka. You will have the choice between all Taketsuru versions including the exclusives 25 and 35 years old, Yoichi and Miyagikyo single malts including several single casks, all the blended whiskies offered by the brand and an assortment of single malts classified according to their flavor profiles; the Key malts.
Sparkling and fresh, the japanese whisky highball !
You may be wondering what is a highball ? Despite what you might think, it's indeed a beverage considered as a cocktail. Alcohol, lot of ice and a soft drink are the basic ingredients of a highball. In this article you will discover the most famous one made with whisky which was Japan's most popular mode of consumption during the japanese whisky golden age from the late 50's to early 80's, and recently returned on the front of the stage thanks to Nikka and Suntory.