Chivas Regal Mizunara

I have written about Chivas Regal before, but never had I actually purchased a bottle of their whisky till very recently. On a whim, I picked up their Chivas Regal Mizunara blended whisky. Mizunara is the Japanese oak used to marry the flavors of this Japanese inspired blended whisky. The wood itself evokes notes like…

Akashi Blended Whisky

Akashi White Oak is a blended Japanese whisky produced by Eigashima Shuzo Co. Ltd. The distillery is located in Akashi City and it’s not only the smallest distillery in the country, but also the oldest. It first began making sake and shochu in 1888. And although they got a license to begun distilling whisky in…

Suntory Toki

Note: Happy Monday! Before jumping into the blog I wanted to quickly mention that I am starting off the week with new blog design and new URL. This past June I celebrated 3 years of putting out whisk(e)y reviews and content. It was certainly time for a change! I wanted a fresh new design and…

Nikka – Taketsuru 17 year-old and 21 year-old Pure Malt

When I think of Sake, I think Japan. When I think of whisky, I think Scotland, Ireland and yes, Japan. Among all the new countries revolutionizing the world of whisky, Japan has become a giant in the trade. My favorite so far, Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, and that still holds true even after tasting the…

Nikka – Taketsuru 12 year-old Pure Malt

It was back in February of this year that I was first introduced to the Japanese whisky, Nikka Coffey Grain and let me tell you, Japanese whiskies still continue to impress me. The Nikka Coffey Grain is by far one of my favorite Japanese whiskies, however most recently I had the 12 year-old Taketsuru Pure…

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

In my Japanese whisky tasting experience, Nikka Coffey Grain whisky is only the third Japanese whisky I have sampled. I got the opportunity to taste this whisky after ordering a Japanese whisky flight while out with friends. Nikka is a big Japanese whisky producer which first established its distillery in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru. Taketsuru…

Yamazaki 12 year-old

This past weekend to help kick off our three day weekend because of Martin Luther King Day, we headed down to the Cape to visit friends and to try out a new whisky bar called Oak and Ember in Mashpee, Ma. Anytime I hear whisky bar I am all about trying it out and seeing…