Nikka Whisky Distilling Company

Nikka Pure Malt Whisky

Medium Dark amber unctiousness. So pleasant; apricot with peach weight decadence meets drizzled caramel and baked apple that brings pine forest fire sharply, hot and precise, before grilled yellow peppers and lava salt unfold to daffodil delicate and ethereal. Nose of golden tears. You drink in acanthus long before your sip; gum Arabic, hot orange honey and graphite. Mocha tobacco, bourbon barrel aged grappa, smoke of charred pit pig fat, roasted Tabasco pepper, and cinnamon oil and green olive grapple over cracked black pepper, anise seed, lavender oil, oregano oil and charred orange peel. Disturbs the mind in its swing from darkness to light, from life to death and finally rebirth. Volcanic and chaotic, but ripe for life and ultimately reverberating in possibility. #nikka #nikkawhisky #nikkapuremalt #taketsuruwhisky #thenikkawhiskydistillingco #whisky #japan #japanesewhisky #nippon #nipponwhisky #masetakataketsuru #yoichi #miyagikyo #whiskey — a year ago

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Nikka Whisky Distilling Company

Coffey Malt Whisky

Intriguing and complex. Coffee on the nose adds depth. #nikka #coffeemalt #whisky #japan — 6 years ago

Rue de Vin (Hideaki Koyama)

Deux Robes Violettes Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012

Solid, well structured #redwine from #nagano #japan. not huge on fruit, which is good, as enjoyed its austerity & dryness that was supported with just enough fruit as not to be like sand in the mouth. — 6 years ago

Chanter Y.a

Rosado 2017


I wish I could give it more points for originality. #japan #japanesewine — 2 years ago

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Domaine Takahiko Soga

Nana-Tsu-Mori Pinot Noir 2013

How does one tidy up a #day of #snowboarding? with a bottle of #pinotnoir from #japan of course. scents of tilled, damp soil, freshly scattered mulch, broken brambles, & slivers of pata negra follow thru on a palate highlighted by memory evoking flavours of pleasingly tart, just picked red huckleberries while traipsing thru a temperate #rainforest in Southeastern Alaska. Pretty damn expressive & heaps tasty. Get some. #nanatsumori by Domaine Takahiko Soga. Something to linger over, the elemental urgency, litheness & raw, electro beauty of this wine. — 6 years ago

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Domaine Masaki Wakabayashi

Noguchi Northern Alps Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Maybe sharing it with mom, who loves #charddy & thought this was a great bottle, caused me to enjoy it more this time or maybe it was being able to drink a bottle and not just a glass, thus tasting its evolutions that caused the higher rating? Either or, it's a v good #wine from #japan. Love it's electric lift & lack of obtrusive #oak — 6 years ago

Takizawa Winery

Rosé Blend 2018


Fun and good #roséwine from #japan #japanesewine — 2 years ago

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Takayashiro Winery

Chardonnay 2014

the #vino is an unusual #chardonnay from #japan in northern #nagano near the #ski resort of #nozawa onsen. why unusual? well, it has a fairly neutral nose, with just a whisper of green apple & a splash of salty sea spray. On the palate, that saline character is omnipresent & combines with the bright #acidity to create a very pleasing textural experience. At just 12% abv & only ¥1550/bt, it's a totally "gulpable" bit of salubrious #booze both for head & wallet. — 6 years ago

Dassai Sake Brewery

50 Junmai Daiginjo Yamaguchi Sake

Jimmy Hayes

Really really good. Very clean and pretty. A distinct round sweetness on the attack but finishes long and smooth. Crystalline. Enjoyed with chicken sashimi! #japan — 6 years ago

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