Tag - whisky

 
 

WHISKY

Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 30, 2019
Craft distilleries making their mark amid Japanese whisky boom
A sweet aroma wafted through the air as unblended malt whisky gushed from a storage cask at Hokkaido's Akkeshi Distillery in the freezing rural north of Japan in December.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 21, 2018
Two arrested for selling fake whisky on flea market app Mercari
Police arrested two men Tuesday for allegedly selling fakes of Suntory Spirits's limited-edition 30-year-old Hibiki whisky via a flea market app.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jul 13, 2018
A tour of the Kirin Fuji Gotemba Distillery answers a whisky lover's curiosity
Nestled at the base of Mount Fuji, the Kirin Fuji Gotemba Distillery offers free tours sure to interest the whisky novice and expert alike.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jun 2, 2018
'Japanese Whisky' puts the ambrosial spirit in its place
In his new book, Brian Ashcraft explores the phenomenal success of Japanese whisky and what has led it to becoming the world's most desirable spirit.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Dec 2, 2017
Yamanashi Prefecture is a paradise for connoisseurs of wine, craft beer and whisky
Long renowned as an agricultural hub rife with orchards and pristine water sources, a group of viticulturists, distillers and brewers are quietly developing Yamanashi into a hub of Japanese wine, whisky and beer production.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2017
Hokuriku's sole whisky distillery gets face-lift via crowdfunding as it seeks to woo tourists
A sake brewery with over a century of history has turned to crowdsourcing to help revamp its whisky distillery — the only one in the Hokuriku region near the Sea of Japan — and show it to more tourists.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 20, 2016
Japanese whisky at ¥100,000 a bottle driving rice farmers to the drink
Japan's burgeoning whisky business is driving rice farmer Hiroshi Tsubouchi to hit the booze.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Apr 2, 2016
A tipple that's close to my heart — and life
I moved to Kurohime in northern Nagano Prefecture in 1980, and three years later I bought some land here and built the first house I had ever personally owned. That was made possible by the Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., for whom I did my very first Japanese television commercial back then. What a cushy...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 13, 2015
'Smallest whisky distiller' in Japan thinks big for the future
The "smallest distiller in Japan" operating on a mountainous site about 100 km northwest of Tokyo has won recognition from whisky lovers at home and abroad.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Oct 9, 2015
The future for aged Japanese whisky and traditional kaiseki
'This will surprise you," says chef Kenichi Hashimoto as he hands me a glass of what appears to be beer. This serious-faced chef — who leads the kitchen at Kyoto's Ryozanpaku, a two-Michelin-starred kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) restaurant — waits for me to take a sip. He then explains that this...
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Aug 1, 2015
Wine joins whisky in Japan's 'Napa Valley'
The small town of Yoichi in Hokkaido has become famous recently as the setting for much of an NHK TV series titled "Massan" that was screened every day, Monday to Saturday, from September 2014 to March this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2014
Scotch-happy Taiwan stoking demand for Japanese whiskies
Brewing and distillery giant Suntory Holdings Ltd. was among three Japanese businesses invited to promote their products one night in Taipei earlier this month at a party to celebrate Emperor Akihito's birthday on Dec. 23.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO BAR ADVENTURE
Nov 18, 2014
Step into another era at Cafe Streamline
Leaving the tranquil streets of Tokyo's Daikanyama district and entering Cafe Streamline is like going back in time. The bar contrasts the modern architecture outside with antiques and old kitchen appliances cluttering the interior and soft jazz music playing on a radio. Then again, the bar counter and...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Nov 11, 2014
Japan denied a dram of its winning whisky
Of the many things that Scotland has bequeathed to the world — golf, kilts and the baffling culinary phenomenon of fried Mars bars — my favorite by far is whisky. I have an enduring fondness for peaty and powerful Scotch whiskies from Islay and the Islands (as anyone foolish enough to leave me alone...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO BAR ADVENTURE
Sep 16, 2014
Younger drinkers lured by bourbon cocktails
Up until recently, whisky was seen as a drink for ojisan (old men), enjoyed on the rocks or mizuwari style (heavily diluted with water). With the opening of the limited-edition Jim Beam Bar in Roppongi Hills, however, alcoholic-beverage giant Suntory Holdings proffers that whisky shouldn't be limited...
BUSINESS
Aug 16, 2014
Yamazaki single malt whisky bottle fetches $33,000 at Hong Kong auction
A bottle of Yamazaki 50 Year Old single malt whisky fetched Hong Kong $257,250 ($33,190) at a Bonhams sale in Hong Kong, the auction house said.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Jul 6, 2013
'Water of life' helps to keep spirits up
Back in 1980, when I first settled in Kurohime, up in the hills of northern Nagano Prefecture, I often had to go to Tokyo to meet editors. They were good times, as those office-wallahs would take pity on young struggling authors and use them as an excuse to visit bars.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 10, 2011
Bringing nihonshu into the mix
Purists will surely balk, but some alcohol companies are hoping the sake cocktail catches on with a new generation, like the highball before it.

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