Japanese Whisky

Rare Japanese Whisky Becomes Most Expensive Bottle Ever Sold in the Country

Just how hot is the world of whiskey auctions right now? Literally five days ago we covered “Why Scotch Whisky Auctions Are Breaking Records,” at the time mentioning how a growing scarcity in Japanese whisky was helping to drive up prices overall.

Why Is Japanese Whisky So Expensive and Is It Worth the Price?

Drinks trends come and go, but the one surrounding Japanese whisky doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. As Japanese distillers look towards perfection, their whisky has grown into a vibrant category of its own, imbued with flavor, history and skill.

3 New Japanese Whiskies You Need to Try

Prices rise, bottles sell out instantly, and die-hard fans scour the web and land for limited expressions by their favorite distilleries. To no whisky lover’s surprise, we’re talking about Japanese whisky.

As the global boom keeps pushing forward, it’s difficult to keep up with, let alone try, the exciting new bottles launching throughout the year.

Move Over, Scotch: 3 Killer Cocktails With Japanese Whisky Nikka Coffey Malt

When it comes to top-of-the-line whisky, Scotland has long been the dominant player. But increasingly, aficionados are making room on their top shelf for Japanese whisky as well. For one, it’s a direct descendant of Scotch. Masataka Taketsuru, the father of the Japanese whisky industry, apprenticed at several Scotch distilleries in the 1920s before moving back to Japan, helping to establish the distillery at what would become Suntory, and then founding his own — Nikka.