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Why don´t you know which Vodka is the most salubrious.

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Prob­a­bly every body that drink vodka knows about the Ice­Ho­tel in Jukkasjärvi, in the north of Swe­den. It is a damn good idea, we can say, because today it has expanded into an inter­na­tional expe­ri­ence with ice­bars in Oslo, Stock­holm, Copen­hagen and other cities around … Read More

Sake (酒) and Shōchū (お酒), A change of values, and habits.

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In Japan, right now, there is a big change of habits. Peo­ple are drink­ing more Shōshū than Sake. Which is a petty, because mak­ing Sake is a great art. Also the ques­tion is “what is Shōshū”. It is orig­i­nated from Kyūshū island but is pro­duced … Read More

Longing for Yoichi, Japan

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Yoishi still pots

In 1918, Masa­taka Taket­suru embarked alone on a long voy­age to Scot­land. In this dis­tant land the secrets of whisky-making would be imparted to this young Japan­ese man, and here he would meet the woman who would become his bride.Masa­taka Taket­suru was born in the … Read More