Tag Archives: Japanese whisky

The book “Whisky–Japan” is in the final

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It is a great plea­sure to work with the author Hen­rik Aflo­dal, spe­cially with the book Whisky–Japan. After our sec­ond pro­duc­tion together, we made it to Gour­mand World Cook­book Award. We will be Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 11, 2010 in Paris to know if we made it … 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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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