Category: Japanese Whisky

  • History of Nikka Whisky

    The Fascinating History of Nikka Whisky: From Scotland to Japan

    Nikka Whisky, a name synonymous with Japanese whisky excellence, has a rich and captivating history that spans continents and generations. As a whisky enthusiast, I’ve always been intrigued by the stories behind the brands I love, and Nikka’s tale is one of passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of perfection. Join me on a journey through…

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  • Nikka From The Barre

    Nikka From The Barrel: A Whisky Worth the Hype? Our Expert Rating

    As the author of the acclaimed whisky blog, “The Best Whiskey Guide,” I’ve had the privilege of sampling and reviewing countless whiskies from around the world over the past decade. When I finally got my hands on a bottle of Nikka From The Barrel, a blended Japanese whisky from Nikka Whisky Distilling Co.Ltd, I couldn’t…

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  • Suntory Toki 100th Anniversary Limited Edition

    Suntory Toki 100th Anniversary Limited Edition: A Collector’s Dream Dram

    As a passionate whisky enthusiast and founder of Best Whiskey Guide, I’ve had the privilege of tasting and collecting some of the most sought-after Japanese whiskies. When I first heard about the Suntory Toki 100th Anniversary Limited Edition, I knew it would be a special release that captures the essence of Suntory’s century-long commitment to…

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  • Miyagikyo

    Miyagikyo Single Malt: A Symphony of Elegance and Fruity Flavors

    Welcome to our cosy corner of the whisky world, where today we’re diving into the heart of Japan’s whisky craftsmanship with a detailed review of the Miyagikyo Single Malt. Imagine sitting by a warm fire, glass in hand, as we explore the nuances of this elegant and fruity expression from Nikka’s renowned distillery. Whether you’re…

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  • Hibiki 17 Year Review

    Hibiki 17 Year Review: A Refined Japanese Whisky Journey

    Hibiki 17 Year is the flagship blended whisky from the House of Suntory‘s impressive Japanese whisky range. With 17 years of meticulous ageing in plum, Japanese oak (Mizunara), and American oak casks, this is a complex yet harmonious whisky that exemplifies the art of blending. As an experienced whisky enthusiast who enjoys both single malts…

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  • Is Japanese Whiskey Made from Rice?

    Is Japanese Whiskey Made from Rice?

    Is Japanese whiskey made from rice? No, the primary grain used in Japanese whiskey production is malted barley, not rice. While rice may play a role in some expressions, either as a fermentable grain or through the use of rice koji mould during fermentation, it is not the defining ingredient in Japanese whiskey. Traditional Japanese…

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  • Is Japanese Whisky Gluten-Free

    Is Japanese Whisky Gluten-Free?: Discover the Surprising Truth

    Is Japanese Whisky Gluten-Free? Yes, most Japanese whiskies are considered gluten-free due to the distillation process, which removes gluten proteins from the final product. While there are a few considerations, such as flavoured whiskies and potential cross-contamination, the vast majority of Japanese whiskies are safe for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. This comprehensive…

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  • Best Japanese Whiskey

    Best Japanese Whiskies 2024: Find Your Perfect Bottle (Budget to Luxury)

    Japanese whisky has swiftly ascended the ranks of global spirit acclaim, captivating connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike with its unique symphony of flavours. From the serene climate to the revered Mizunara oak, the essence of Japan is distilled into each meticulously crafted bottle. This ultimate guide to Japanese whisky promises a journey through the best Japanese whiskies, catering…

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  • Japanese Whisky Brands

    Discover the Magic of Japanese Whisky Brands

    Japanese Whisky Brands have garnered global acclaim for their unique flavours and meticulous craftsmanship, tracing back to the early 20th century. This article explores the rich history, major brands like Suntory and Nikka, and the diverse styles of Japanese whisky. From the influence of Scotch whisky to innovative distillation and ageing techniques, we delve into…

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  • History of Japanese Whisky

    The Fascinating History of Japanese Whisky: A Journey Through Time and Taste

    Japanese Whisky History: Discover the captivating tale of how Japan’s whisky tradition was born, tracing its journey from Masataka Taketsuru’s bold vision to the global phenomenon it is today. This engaging article delves into the unique craftsmanship, innovation, and mastery that have made Japanese whiskies renowned worldwide for their exceptional quality and distinct flavours. The…

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  • Yoichi Single Malt

    Yoichi Single Malt: The Ultimate Expression of Japanese Whisky Luxury

    Yoichi Single Malt whisky is a testament to the legacy of Nikka’s founder, Masataka Taketsuru, blending Scottish whisky-making traditions with Japanese finesse. This article delves into its rich peat character, distinct flavours, and traditional techniques at Yoichi distillery. It offers a comprehensive review, suggesting food pairings, cocktails, and comparisons with other whiskies, highlighting Yoichi’s unique…

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  • Nikka Days

    Nikka Days: A Comprehensive Review

    Nikka Days whisky offers an accessible gateway to Japanese whisky. Crafted by expert blenders at Nikka distilleries, this smooth, gentle spirit makes an enjoyable introductory dram. With light peatiness balanced by fruity sweetness, Nikka Days present approachable flavors suited to casual sipping. Though less complex than many malts, it provides a very pleasant drinking experience.…

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Whisky

    The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Whisky: Embark on a Joyful Journey of Discovery

    Welcome to the captivating world of Japanese whisky! As a passionate enthusiast who has spent over a decade exploring the depths of this exquisite spirit, I’ve crafted this guide to Japanese Whisky to invite you on a joyful journey of discovery. Together, we’ll navigate the unique characteristics, production methods, and flavour profiles that set Japanese…

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  • Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to Refined Tasting

    Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky, a distinguished expression from Kaikyo Distillery, is celebrated for its unique blend of 100% malt whiskies and innovative ageing in bourbon, sherry, and Mizunara oak casks. This review delves into its complex flavour profile, production nuances, and versatility in cocktails, highlighting the distillery’s blend of tradition with modernity. An Overview of…

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  • Hakushu 18 Year Old: Savour the Exquisite Symphony of Flavours

    Hakushu 18 Year Old is an exquisite single malt Japanese whisky, aged for 18 years and known for its vibrant fruit aromas, subtle peat smoke, and satiny texture. Crafted at the legendary Hakushu distillery in the Southern Japanese Alps, it offers a unique taste experience with a blend of green apple, pear, and fresh pine…

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  • Hakushu 12 Year Old

    Hakushu 12 Year Old: The Quintessence of Japanese Whisky Craftsmanship

    Hakushu 12 Year Old is a complex, refined Japanese single malt whisky from the acclaimed House of Suntory. This whisky is crafted at Japan’s Hakushu distillery, nestled high in the Southern Japanese Alps amidst deep forests and pristine mountain waters. Hakushu 12 represents the unique Hakushu single malt style, balancing delicate fruit and floral notes…

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  • Tokinoka Blended Whisky

    Tokinoka Blended Whisky: Savor the Rich Legacy of Japanese Distilling

    Whisky aficionados and curious newcomers, step into the enchanting world of Japanese whisky! Today, we savour the essence of Tokinoka Blended Whisky, a masterful creation from the White Oak Distillery. Its name, translating to “fragrance of time,” evokes the enduring heritage and gentle complexity that awaits us. The Legacy of White Oak Distillery Before we delve…

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  • Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky: Unique Allure Explored

    Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky stands as a testament to Japanese craftsmanship, offering a unique taste profile crafted through the distinctive continuous Coffey still method. This review delves into its rich history, production nuances, and the vibrant flavour profile that sets it apart. Highlighting its versatility in cocktails, particularly the Japanese Highball, we explore its global…

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  • Best Japanese Whiskies for Highballs

    The Best Japanese Whiskies for Highballs in 2024

    Best Japanese Whiskies for Highballs in 2024 are the pinnacle of cocktail craftsmanship. Indulge in our hedonistic journey through luxurious Nikka Coffey Grain, sublime Hibiki 21, and mellow Tokinoka White, each a masterpiece tailored for the perfect highball experience. Savour the art of mixology with these exquisite selections. Please Note: Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky (95/100)…

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  • Toki Suntory Whisky Review 6

    Toki Suntory Whisky Review: Discovering Japan’s Unique Whisky Heritage

    @ Best Whiskey Guide / Pasito Tola Since its inception over two decades ago, Best Whiskey Guide has established itself as a leading voice in the whisky industry, celebrated for its authoritative reviews, insightful articles, and dedication to the world of whisky. Our mission is to guide enthusiasts through the rich landscapes of whisky, offering expertise and…

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