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Kensington Calgary Malt Messenger Number 41 – Scotch Whisky News

…MacKenzie and the G&M Longpond 1941 58 Year Rum which are my collector’s picks for July, August and September. I am planning my whiskies tours for 2011, and there is news on that too. I’ve also written an introduction to Japanese whisky which is timely given that there are now 4 different expressions available in the province (next month I’ll be featuring Sweedish whisky). As always you’ll find a list of New, Returned and Future whiskies, bu…


THE HOUSE OF SUNTORY WHISKY ANNOUNCES THE INTRODUCTION OF SUNTORY WHISKY TOKI™ – Japanese Whisky News

  In these final hot days of summer, fan your way to cool with our Suntory Whisky TOKI recipe for the simple and delicious Toki Highball, made the Japanese way …   The Suntory Whisky Toki highball is recommended for those interested in experiencing how whisky is enjoyed in Japan today. The highball is an artful blend of whisky and sparkling water over a generous serving of ice. In the 1950s, the highball was a favorite of whisky drinkers in…


Kensington Calgay “Malt Messenger No. 56a – Spring 2013 Part I” – Scotch Whisky News

…ou may know I run a side business organizing and guiding whisky tours in Scotland. This May I’ve decided to do something a little different, I am currently in the process of putting together my first ever whisky tour to Japan. The trip will consist of 10 days in Japan, including 3 full days in Tokyo seeing the sights and visiting some of the world’s finest whisky bars. Over the course of 10 days we will visit 5 world famous Japanese d…


BENRIACH AND GLENDRONACH JOIN CRAFT DISTILLERS IN SUPPORTING JAPAN – Scotch Whisky News

BENRIACH AND GLENDRONACH JOIN CRAFT DISTILLERS IN SUPPORTING JAPAN   BenRiach and GlenDronach are two of seven independent Scottish distilleries collaborating to produce a unique whisky and donate all proceeds to the disaster relief effort in Japan.   Each of the seven distilleries, representing the best craft producers in the Scotch whisky business, is donating a cask of its single malt that will be expertly blended to create a limited edition…


Tomatin Double-Decker On Tour in Japan – Scotch Whisky News

Tomatin Double-Decker On Tour in Japan As part of their 300 year anniversary celebrations, the Japanese distributor of Tomatin Single Malt Scotch Whisky is taking the brand on tour around Japan in a Tomatin-branded traditional red London-style double-decker bus. Kokubu & Co Ltd., established in 1712, is one of the largest food and drink distributors in Japan. They have carried the Tomatin brand since 2005, which is now the 6th best-selling…


No less than nine young Chichibu

Chichibu 2009/2009 ‘Newborn Peated’ (61.4%, OB, Japan, new American hogshead, cask #452, 361 bottles) – Chichibu 2009/2012 ?The Peated? (50.5%, OB, Ichiro?s Malt, Japan, 5000 bottles) – Chichibu 2009/2012 ?The Floor Malted? (50.5%, OB, Ichiro?s Malt, Japan, 8800 bottles) – Chichibu 2009/2013 ?Port Pipe? (54.5%, OB, Ichiro?s Malt, Japan, 4200 bottles) – Chichibu 2009/2013 ?Chibidaru? (53.5%, OB, Ichiro?s Malt,…


TIBS / Whisky Live 2012

…. There probably aren’t many left, so I wouldn’t waste time if I were you. As in previous years, there were also special bottlings for the event by the Craft Distillers (the group of distilleries represented in Japan by Whisk-e, i.e. Arran, BenRiach, Bladnoch, Glendronach, Kilchoman and Springbank). For me, the Glendronach and the Springbank bottlings were the most impressive. Glendronach had selected a 2002 ex-bourbon cask, not t…


SMWS Japan: 20th Anniversary Special Event & Release

Post by Stefan of Tokyo Whisky Hub. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Japan chapter and to kick off the celebrations, the SMWS-J is hosting an event at The Cellar Bar of the Rihga Royal Hotel in Osaka on March 17th (14:00-16:00). There will be various other events throughout the country, but the first one had to be in Osaka, because that’s where it all began. In 1993, Watanabe-san…


Ferguson Whisky Tours “Japan 2013!” – Japanese Whisky News

“Starting at the Tokyo fish market on Sunday May 19th, we will spend the following 10 days soaking up Japan’s history and whisky culture. Participants will visit Japan’s most respected and interesting distilleries as well as some world famous whisky bars. We will make stops in Kyoto, Osaka, Sapporo and Sendai, and will even spend a night at a traditional Japanese Onsen.  May 18th             Saturday Arrive Tokyo Accommodation: Tokyo May 19th   …


A few Miyagikyo or Miyagikyu or Miyagikyou

Miyagikyo (45%, OB, Japan, +/-2017) – Miyagikyo ?Malty Soft? (55%, OB, Japan, distillery exclusive, +/-2017) – Miyagikyo ?Fruity Rich? (55%, OB, Japan, distillery exclusive, +/-2017) – Miyagikyo ?Sherry Sweet? (55%, OB, Japan, distillery exclusive, +/-2017) – Miyagikyo ?2000?s? (57%, OB, Japan, distillery exclusive, 2015) – Miyagikyo ?1990?s? (55%, OB, Japan, distillery exclusive, 2015) – Miyagikyo ?1980?s? (5…