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UNCOMMON SPIRITS Japan Stuns the World with its Whiskies

WHISKY GLASS AND BOTTLE

THE ARISTOCRATS WHO RELUCTANTLY OPENED JAPAN TO THE OUTSIDE
WORLD IN 1867 SET NATIONAL POLICY NOT MERELY TO CATCH UP
WITH A SHOCKINGLY MORE ADVANCED WEST; THEY ENTHUSIASTICALLY
SPECIFIED IN WIDELY PROMOTED SLOGANS THE PASSING

AHEAD AND LEAVING
AND FROM BEEF, ELECTRONICS,
IT SERVICES, AND NOW
UNCOMMON SPIRITS Japan Stuns the World with its Whiskies ICON01 BEHIND OF THE WEST.
AUTOMOBILES, FASHION,
WHISKY, IN 2017 JAPAN

APPEARS TO HAVE MET ITS GOALS.  IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITS,
JAPANESE WHISKIES ARE CURRENTLY IN SUCH HIGH GLOBAL
DEMAND SUPPLIES OF THE BEST ARE CLOSE TO DEPLETION.

THE ARISTOCRATS WHO RELUCTANTLY OPENED JAPAN TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD IN 1867 SET NATIONAL POLICY NOT MERELY TO CATCH UP WITH A SHOCKINGLY MORE ADVANCED WEST; THEY ENTHUSIASTICALLY SPECIFIED IN WIDELY PROMOTED SLOGANS THE PASSING AHEAD AND LEAVING BEHIND OF THE WEST.
AND FROM BEEF, ELECTRONICS, AUTOMOBILES, FASHION, IT SERVICES, AND NOW WHISKY, IN 2017 JAPAN APPEARS TO HAVE MET ITS GOALS.
IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITS, JAPANESE WHISKIES ARE CURRENTLY IN SUCH HIGH GLOBAL DEMAND SUPPLIES OF THE BEST ARE CLOSE TO DEPLETION.

UNCOMMON SPIRITS Japan Stuns the World with its Whiskies ICON01

BARREL AND CANDLES

MIZUNARA FINE-GRAIN OAK BARRELS ARE IDEAL FOR YIELDING
JAPANESE WHISKIES' UBER-SMOOTH TEXTURE, WITH HINTS OF SPICES
AND FRUIT AND SMOKED WITH SCOTTISH PEAT.  AND WHILE RARE
OLD AGE STATEMENT SINGLE MALTS ARE HARD TO FIND AND OFTEN KEPT

SECRETLY AS A RESULT, NEW
MARKET FROM MAJOR
AND SUNTORY, AND FROM
UNCOMMON SPIRITS Japan Stuns the World with its Whiskies ICON01 BOTTLES ARE COMING ON THE
DISTILLERIES SUCH AS NIKKA
BOUTIQUE DISTILLERS WHO

LAVISH UNWAVERING QUALITY ON EVERY ASPECT OF PRODUCTION OF
THEIR PRODUCTS.  TASTES VARY FROM SUPER DELICATE TO PEATED AND
SMOKY TO COMPLEX BOURBON - LIKE CARAMEL HUES.

MIZUNARA FINE-GRAIN OAK BARRELS ARE IDEAL FOR YIELDING JAPANESE WHISKIES' UBER-SMOOTH TEXTURE, WITH HINTS OF SPICES AND FRUIT AND SMOKED WITH SCOTTISH PEAT.
AND WHILE RARE OLD AGE STATEMENT SINGLE MALTS ARE HARD TO FIND AND OFTEN KEPT SECRETLY AS A RESULT, NEW BOTTLES ARE COMING ON THE MARKET FROM MAJOR DISTILLERIES SUCH AS NIKKA AND SUNTORY, AND FROM BOUTIQUE DISTILLERS WHO LAVISH UNWAVERING QUALITY ON EVERY ASPECT OF PRODUCTION OF THEIR PRODUCTS.
TASTES VARY FROM SUPER DELICATE TO PEATED AND SMOKY TO COMPLEX BOURBON - LIKE CARAMEL HUES.

UNCOMMON SPIRITS Japan Stuns the World with its Whiskies ICON01

NIKKA YOICHI

SHINJIRO TORII, FOUNDER OF SUNTORY, ESTABLISHED YAMAZAKI, JAPAN'S
FIRST DISTILLERY, APPOINTING MASATAKA TAKETSURU ITS DIRECTOR OF
OPERATIONS.  TAKETSURU HAD GONE TO SCOTLAND IN 1918 TO
LEARN HOW SINGLE MALT WHISKY WAS DISTILLED THERE.  YET JAPANESE

WHISKIES WERE DEVELOPED
TASTES, USING LOCAL WATER
HOME TO SOME 130
TO APPEAL TO JAPANESE
AND YEAST.  SCOTLAND IS
DISTILLERIES; THERE ARE

ABOUT 10 IN JAPAN SO FAR.  WATER, WHICH MUST BE
A PRECISE BALANCE OF HARD AND SOFT, AND A CLIMATE OF
HIGH HUMIDITY, ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE PRODUCTION PROCESS.
THE PHOTO ABOVE IS OF NIKKA'S YOICHI DISTILLERY IN HOKKAIDO.

SHINJIRO TORII, FOUNDER OF SUNTORY, ESTABLISHED YAMAZAKI, JAPAN'S FIRST DISTILLERY, APPOINTING MASATAKA TAKETSURU ITS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS.
TAKETSURU HAD GONE TO SCOTLAND IN 1918 TO LEARN HOW SINGLE MALT WHISKY WAS DISTILLED THERE.
YET JAPANESE WHISKIES WERE DEVELOPED TO APPEAL TO JAPANESE TASTES, USING LOCAL WATER AND YEAST.
SCOTLAND IS HOME TO SOME 130 DISTILLERIES; THERE ARE ABOUT 10 IN JAPAN SO FAR.
WATER, WHICH MUST BE A PRECISE BALANCE OF HARD AND SOFT, AND A CLIMATE OF HIGH HUMIDITY, ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE PRODUCTION PROCESS.
THE PHOTO ABOVE IS OF NIKKA'S YOICHI DISTILLERY IN HOKKAIDO.

UNCOMMON SPIRITS Japan Stuns the World with its Whiskies ICON01

BOTTLES ON SHELF

EMBARK ON YOUR EXPLORATION OF JAPANESE
WHISKIES AFTER CONSULTING WITH THE BARTENDER

ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC
OF JAPANESE WHISKY
THEIR CHARACTERISTIC
UNCOMMON SPIRITS Japan Stuns the World with its Whiskies ICON01 FAVORITES.  MOST CHOICES
WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH
SMOOTHNESS AND

REFINED COMPOSITION OF SMOKE, VANILLA AND FRUIT.  YOU WILL
WANT TO SAVOR THE BOUQUET AND EVERY SYMPHONIC SIP.

EMBARK ON YOUR EXPLORATION OF JAPANESE WHISKIES AFTER CONSULTING WITH THE BARTENDER ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC FAVORITES.
MOST CHOICES OF JAPANESE WHISKY WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THEIR CHARACTERISTIC SMOOTHNESS AND REFINED COMPOSITION OF SMOKE, VANILLA AND FRUIT.
YOU WILL WANT TO SAVOR THE BOUQUET AND EVERY SYMPHONIC SIP.

UNCOMMON SPIRITS Japan Stuns the World with its Whiskies ICON01

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