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Chichibu Ichiro's Malt & Grain

Lemon Zest Chichibu Ichiro's Malt & Grain

Ichiro Akuto founded the Chichibu Distillery as recently as 2008, but his family has been involved in distilling sprits since the 17th Century. In 1941 his grandfather was the founder of the now closed…

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Nagahama New Make Spirit

Sweet Nagahama New Make Spirit

Nagahama Bewery – in the Shiga Prefecture, smack in the middle of Honshu near Lake Biwa and Mount Ibuki – is famous for its Nagahama Roman Beer. When their team visited Eden Mill Distillery in Scotland…

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Nirasaki Koshu Gold

Dud Nirasaki Koshu Gold

Nirasaki Distillery? Errr… never heard of ‘m. This might be one of those unknown Japanese distilleries – at the foot of Mount Fuji, the marketeers say – of which you can hardly find any info online. Does…

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Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt

Spices Galore Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt

Japanese whisky is still booming. With Japanese regulations full of holes it does not come as a surprise that some people take advantage. Matsui Shozo promotes their Kurayoshi as Japanese whisky, but it…

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Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt

Stewed Apples Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt

Matsui Shuzo was founded in Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture, northwest of Kyoto and northeast of Hiroshima. It lies near the Japanese sea. Kurayoshi can be translated into ‘the city of water and green’.…

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Kurayoshi Pure Malt Sherry

Almond Cake Kurayoshi Pure Malt Sherry

While Matsui Distillery has a whole range of whisky under the labels of Kurayoshi and Tottori, this is not Japanese whisky! Regulations allows producers to source their whisky anywhere in the world and…

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Kurayoshi Pure Malt

Not Japanese Kurayoshi Pure Malt

Not all Japanese whisky is Japanese. Something you will discover to your shock when reading the recommended book Whisky Rising from Stefan Van Eycken. Now, it’s not that big of an issue if the producer…

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Suntory Hokuto Hokuto 12 years old Pure Malt

Mizunara Suntory Hokuto Hokuto 12 years old Pure Malt

Suntory arguably designed this Hokuto 12 Year Old Pure Malt in response to Nikka’s Taketsuru Pure Malt. This Hokuto appeared in 2004, but has been discontinued since 2010, despite the big success. Get…

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Nikka Blended Whisky

Metallic Nikka Blended Whisky

This lesser known blend by Nikka is meant for the Japanese market. The label says ‘Malt Base Whisky’. What does that mean? That it contains malt whisky and thus is a blend, I suppose, as this Nikka is…

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Most reviewed Japanese whisky brands