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Japanese whiskey talk of town

National Mar 26, 2009

Japanese whiskey talk of town

Toru Itakura sipped whiskey from plastic cups as showgirls cavorted, bagpipes played and a little bit of Scotland came to Tokyo at a sampling for connoisseurs. Itakura, a bar owner in Yokohama, finally chose a Scotch, as well as Ichiro's Malt, a little-known Japanese brand. "The ...