Monthly Archives: November 2009

Stockholm — Monks Café

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This place is brand new, but as all good bars, they should feel a bit old. Monks Café has a sec­ond bar installed at Sveavä­gen 39 in mid­dle of the town. Today you have in Stock­holm a boom in beer drink­ing, fine beer. New places … Read More

Zoetrope is the best place in the world for…

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Japan is prob­a­bly the only coun­try in the world where the pro­ducer can sell liquors that con­tain­ing only 5% whiskey, no mat­ter aging, and be allowed to call it whiskey. Nikka Whisky sold on the super­mar­ket in a gal­lon plas­tic bot­tle. Atsushi Horigami is the … Read More

Longing for Yoichi, Japan

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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