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Premium highballs; Noritake dinnerware fair; Hennessy pop-up bar

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Premium highballs

Two special blends of highball are now available for a limited period at the Royal Park Hotel The Shiodome in Tokyo.

Customers who visit The Bar on the 24th floor of the hotel can enjoy the night view from the bar lounge while drinking a “Masataka and Rita Highball,” made using Nikka Whiskey’s Taketsuru Pure Malt and Apple Wine mixed with soda.

Revered as the “father of whiskey” in Japan, Masataka Taketsuru dedicated his entire life to making whiskey.

With the support of his Scottish wife Rita, he eventually established Nikka Whiskey.

The “Taketsuru Premium Highball” is priced at ¥1,296. The golden malt whiskey gives off subtle hints of malt and vanilla fragrance with a fruity flavor.

Meanwhile, the “Apple Wine Rita Highball,” priced at ¥1,080, uses the brand’s famous apple wine to add a fresh apple flavor to the drink.

Both drinks will only be available during the months of September and October.

Prices include tax but are subject to a 10 percent service charge.

Fairs

Noritake dinnerware fair

Noritake Co., a historic leader in Japanese ceramics, will hold a promotion fair in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, from Sept. 21 to 23.

As a special attraction for this fair, some of Noritake’s fine dinnerware as well as tablecloths will be offered at special prices. A set of dishes will be available at ¥21,600, including tax.

No shipping fees will be charged for purchases of more than ¥20,000.

The fair will run 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the first two days and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the final day. It will be held in the event hall at the Promity Atsugi Building, which is about four minutes from the North Exit of Hon-Atsugi Station on the Odakyu Line.

For more information, e-mail to ntl-ginza02@n.noritake.co.jp.

Seasonal

Hennessy pop-up bar

To commemorate the launch of the new Hennessy V.S Limited Edition by Shepard Fairey in September, Café Bohemia in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, has opened a temporary “Hennessy Very Special Bar” until Sept. 23.

American art and pop culture artist Shepard Fairey, who has a large following among all ages, has designed a new collectible bottle available in limited quantities under a special collaboration with Hennessy.

The cafe is located in Udagawacho, which is well known for its street culture, making it the perfect setting for the unique bar.

The bar will be open every Wednesday, with a special event planned for the last day on Sept. 23, (subject to change).

For more details please search “hennessy artistry” on Facebook, which will be updated with the latest information.

In addition, guests can also enjoy “The Revolution,” an original cocktail created by Shepard himself. The drink is priced at ¥800, including tax, and can be purchased on any day during the offer.

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