Hokkaido, Japan

Ichiro's

Malt & Grain Blended Whisky

The Chichibu Distillery in Hokkaido Japan is boutique in the extreme with just 14 employees and two small copper pot stills. This whisky is a blend of Japanese material blended with Whiskies sourced from around the world including Canada, the USA, Ireland and Scotland. Typical attention to detail has produced a meticulous blend showing more highland grainy flavours than the peaty west coast flavours of Scotland. If I ever return to Niseko for skiing I will make an attempt to visit this wonderful little distillery in Hokkaido. 46% ABV. — 14 days ago

Casey, Severn and 16 others liked this

Domaine Mie Ikeno

Pinot Noir 2018

Way too young but the fruit and acidity are there. Needs 3-5yrs to integrate better and balance out. Paired well with our gibier burger in the background. — a month ago

Aravind, Daniel and 13 others liked this

Tenzan Sake Brewery

Hitenzan Daiginjo

Wonderful worth the $85 a bottle - had in Kuala Lumpur for a celebration. Soft citrus light rice smooth — 22 days ago

Miyasaka Masumi Arabashiri

First Run Junmai Ginjo Sake 2019

Really drinkable - clean fun citrus notes. We usually go for unfiltered, and this was a pleasant surprise. — 8 days ago

Akitabare

Junmai Koshiki Junzukuri

Really nice fruity sake, banana — 9 days ago

Yamaguchi Sake Company

Niwa no Uguisu Junmai Daiginjo 50

Pale, water white; pronounced intensity aromas of ripe melon, yellow plum, steamed rice; off dry, medium acid, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; outstanding — 21 days ago

Brian, Michael and 8 others liked this

Ohyama Brewery

Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori Sake

Smooth, clean, slightly sweet with creamy depth. Excellent. — 5 days ago

Château Mercian

Gris de Gris Koshu 2017

Thank god, success for koshu. Amber, peach, geraniums, and the usual citrus nose. This really makes up for the lack of depth and body in non mac koshu. It's still a light wine but there's an evolution from orange peel, peach, and softer floral flavours into a more chalky citrus finish. Its pretty awesome. We'll done mercian. — 3 days ago

Azumatsuru

Miyamanishiki Junmai Ginjo Sake

AZUMATSURU JUNMAI MIYAMANISHIKI Nice clean rich flavor velvetyfinish - had with truffled Japanese menu — 22 days ago