Japan

Chichibu

Double Distilleries Ichiro's Malt Pure Malt Whisky 2004

Inviting nose, sweet round single-malt flavors, interesting finish. Just a very pleasurable tipple. The only reason this is not a perfect whiskey is the very faintest note of varnish in the nose and finish. Reminded me a bit of Kavalan Sherry Cask in that respect. I had this in Japan with my lovely wife, at The Long Bar in Sapporo, Hokkaido. — 2 days ago

Tensei

“Endless Summer” Tokubetsu Honjozo Japanese Sake

This is for Tensei “Endless Summer” not “Song of the Sea”: 60% rice polishing and 15% abv. White peach, white stone and waterfall. So fresh so that I could sip all summer long... — 13 days ago

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Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co.

Superior Junmai Ginjo Sake

Subtle funky aroma. Taste like it smells. Very subtle funkiness but very enjoyable. Can’t believe there’s alcohol in this, it’s so smooth. Great mouthfeel. $12/bottle is fair. — 19 days ago

Suntory

Hibiki Japanese Harmony Blended Whisky

Bought this bottle Duty Free in Japan. This the Top blend for Hibiki. Minerally nose with Woody Notes. Reminiscent of the herbal candied fruit after taste of Drambuie. A delightfully smooth palate with the right amount of Spirit heat. Not 100% sure but think this is 17 years old. — 4 days ago

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Weijie Shi

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hibiki 17 is fantastic
Bob McDonald

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@Weijie Shi It certainly was. I had a glass of the 21 year old once in a bar in Tokyo. Also allowed to smoke a Cuban cigar in this bar - a great match!

Mioya Brewery

Yuho Rhythm of the Centuries Junmai Yama-oroshi Sake

Floral and citrusy. Cheese rind and sea salt on the mid palate and the finish. Aged beautifully after three years. The characters on the label mean happy husk 😊. — 13 days ago

MaJ liked this

Dassai Sake Brewery

Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo Yamadanishiki Sake

Beautiful! Of course I am talking about the sake and weather... — 2 days ago

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Muralee Murugesu

Muralee Murugesu

Very nice!
Jwa-Min Nam

Jwa-Min Nam

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Kanbara Ancient treasure

l 时酿酒 (simplified) Yamahai Junmai Genshu Koshu

Gold in color. Mushroom, roasted hazelnut and macadamia, vanilla, 🍫.
12 years of aging, 70% milled Yamada Nishiki rice. Great acidity coupled with bittersweet tastes on the prolonged finish. The three characters on the label 时酿酒 (simplified) mean time, brew, and sake, respectively.
— 13 days ago

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Nikka Whisky Distilling Company

Coffey Malt Whisky

Good caramel and vanilla flavors. I don’t drink whisky often- but when I do it will be this one! — 8 days ago

Ryujin Shuzo

Ozeno Yukidoke White Weizen

Nice. Went with this as opposed to their IPA. — 19 days ago

Bill, Weijie and 5 others liked this

Otokoyama Brewing Co.

Junmai Sake

Spot on. Started drinking in the apartment and brought it to yakitori totto in nyc to finish the magnum. Clean, crisp, floral which is what I expect but also had a solid body that held up to some of the heavier dishes. — 20 days ago

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