Japanese Whiskeys, Brands And Unique Ways To Enjoy Them All!
Literally, Japanese whiskeys are whiskeys which are made in Japan. Usually single malts. The smooth taste and its great quality are well known around the world! This post will not only introduce the popular brands of Japanese whiskeys but also some unique ways to enjoy your Japanese whiskeys!
Japanese whiskey started off by imitating the Scotch whiskeys. The strong smoky flavour of Scotch whiskey has been arranged into a smoother taste nowadays.
There are some unique ways to enjoy Japanese whiskeys, such as in highballs, which are dinks in which you add some sodas, and you can also drink them as they say in Japan "mizuwari", which simply means that they have water added.
Suntory Whiskey Kaku(角)
From the square shape of the bottle, the whiskey is generally called Kaku.
The lightly sweet flavour makes everyone addicted!
Suntory Whiskey Yamazaki(山崎)
The quantity will be very limited but there are also some aged bottles of 12 years, 18 years, and 25 years.
Suntory Whiskey Chita(知多)
Only made in the Chita distillers in Aichi.
Suntory Whiskey Hakushu(白州)
Has some aged bottles of 12 years, 18 years, and 25 years.
Suntory Whiskey Hibiki(響)
17 years, 21 years, and 30 years aged bottles are exclusively available.
Nikka Black Whiskey
Nikka Whiskey Yoichi(余市)
The long-lasting sweetness of oak and the smoky deep smell are the main characteristics.
Popular Ways To Enjoy Whiskeys In Japan
Highballs (Whiskey Soda)
Highballs are a style of drinking whiskeys with soda. Sometimes you add some slices of lemon to add some freshness.
Since whiskeys are much healthier than beer, highballs became really popular around Japan the past several years.
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