The Secret Flavors Of Japan

The Secret Flavors Of Japan

The other side of Japanese Whisky
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Character Goatson
  • nutty
  • peaty
  • slightly sweet
  • lemon
  • apple
  • black pepper

The other side of Japanese Whisky

Dive deeper into the rich world of Nippon Whiskies.

Two guys named Masataka Taketsuru and Shinjiro Torri took everything they knew about Scotch and established Nikka and Suntory. Seventy years later, these two behemoths are the mainstream of Japanese Whisky. But there’s also a rich world of lesser known amber Spirits in Nippon. If those two are The Beatles, these bad boys are The Sex Pistols. Let’s celebrate the new kids on the block!

What's in the box

  • 3 Japanese Whiskys
  • nutty
  • peaty
  • slightly sweet
  • lemon
  • apple
  • black pepper
  • spicy
  • vegetal
  • toasted
The Shinobu Japanese Whisky
  • pear
  • dried fruit
  • oatmeal
  • fruit
  • apricot
  • lime
  • zesty
  • lingering
  • rich
The San-In Japanese Whisky
  • fruit
  • pepper
  • allspice
  • citrus
  • cardamom
  • oily
  • sweet
  • creamy
  • woody
Ikikko Japanese Whisky
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It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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