Whisky production in Japan began commercially in 1923 when the Suntory brand was established by Shinjiro Torii, with the founding of Yamazaki. It was believed that Japanese distilleries initially aimed to follow on the style from the Scott’s, now Japanese distillers have developed their own unique style producing whisky that is becoming extremely popular. The character of whisky from Japan can be sweet, fruity and somewhat floral, but we wouldn't want to be stereotypical as some of their whiskey can be heavily peated such as some of Hakushu's releases.
Swedish single malt whisky aged in first fill American oak and ex-Sherry casks, bottled for the Moment range by Mackmyra - a selection of malts combining casks chosen by master blender, Angela DOrazio.
Made from Canadian grain and Scotch malt whisky comes this 8 year old blend from Togouchi. Another top Japanese blended whisky from Chugoku Jozo.
This sublime Whisky offers a subtle balance of fruit and refined peat, which is a result of a selection of very different Whiskies, combining the fruity elegance of the Miyagikyo malts, and the smokier notes typical of Yoichi's strong character.
Revival is a limited edition bottling from the Nikka Label, made using a blend of Nikka and Yoichi whiskies and released exclusively for Europe. Lots of oak and spice with some honey notes too.