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Land of the Rising Suntory

Land of the Rising Suntory

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Japan with my two brothers. We stuck to a fairly conventional route during our two week sojourn: Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka. But there was one detour we couldn’t miss: the Yamazaki Distillery. It was just a 20 minute train ride from Kyoto station, conveniently en…read more →

An Intro to Japanese Whisky

An Intro to Japanese Whisky

When Cocktail Enthusiast sent me a bottle of Hakushu 12, a Japanese whisky produced by beverage giant Suntory, back in 2012, my attention was captured. Two years and many drams later, my interest has grown into an obsession, all too appropriate for the subject matter. You see, at the time…read more →

Hakushu 12 Year Japanese Whisky Review

Hakushu 12 Year Japanese Whisky Review

“Whisky, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.” The words of one of my heroes, literary great Haruki Murakami. He’s a Japanese man who loves his Scotch. And he’s not alone. Ever since a young organic chemist named Masataka Taketsuru brought the secrets…read more →