Category: japanese

Day 3 – Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

A suitable selection for many reasons, not least the dedication shown by Nikka’s founder, Masataka Taketsuru, who travelled all the way to Scotland way back in 1918 to learn how to make scotch. After studying organic chemistry at my alma mater, the University of Glasgow , Taketsuru worked at the lost Hazelburn distillery in Campbelltown […]

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Whisky of the week – Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky. In honour of Japan’s great win against Scotland in Rugby World Cup 19, a whirlwind of a game played in the shadow of a super typhoon with heart and soul and everything left out there on the pitch, this week’s whisky is Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky. […]

Nikka Pure Malt Black

Malt of the month for October. In the month that Japan hosts the first ever Rugby World Cup in Asia, we have chosen the stylish, exotic Nikka Pure Malt Black as our malt of the month. This blended malt, bottled at 43% ABV, from Nikka’s Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries is the light amber mid-point of […]

New world auction record for a Japanese whisky collection

Hot off the presses. BONHAMS HONG KONG SETS NEW WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A JAPANESE WHISKY COLLECTION AS HANYU ICHIRO’S FULL CARD SERIES SOLD AT ‘FINE & RARE WINE AND WHISKY SALE’ FOR HK$7.19MILLION/ US$917,000/ £755,000 Hong Kong, 16 August 2019            Moments ago, at Bonhams Fine & Rare Wine and Whisky Sale in Hong Kong, Hanyu Ichiro’s […]

Not playing with the full deck

Now I can undertand the lure of collectables as much as the next man. I appreciate the attractions of fine whisky.

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