Category Archive: Japan

May 01

Whiskey Review: Nikka Taketsuru 12 yr Pure Malt Whiskey

Whiskey Review: The Nikka Taketsuru 12 yr  Pure Malt whiskey  The Taketsuru 12 is the (previous) entry-level whiskey in the range of whiskies produced by Nikka, but is now being replaced by a No Age Statement Taketsuru Pure Malt. The Taketsuru whiskies are named in honor of the man considered by most as the founder” …

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Mar 01

Whiskey Review – Iwai Tradition

Okay, I am making a concerted effort to get some tasting notes posted over the next several weeks, and I have some real motivation to get it done! Why the urgency? Well, some of you already know, but for the rest of you – the Mrs. and I are in the process of moving to …

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Dec 27

Review: Nikka 17 yo Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky

Perhaps Japan is not the first place you think of when you think of whisky, but if you aren’t aware, Japan has become quite the master of the malt-making science. And I, like so many other whisky fans, have really learned to appreciate many of the whiskies coming out of Asia – some of which …

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