Best Ways to Drink Japanese Whisky

Japanese whisky is a style of whisky produced in Japan, characterized by its meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. It often draws inspiration
from traditional Scotch whisky methods but incorporates
unique Japanese ingredients and techniques.

Japanese whisky typically features a smooth, refined profile with delicate,
complex flavours, often highlighting floral, fruity, and sometimes
subtly smoky notes. Prominent distilleries include Suntory (makers of Yamazaki
and Hakushu) and Nikka (makers of Yoichi and Miyagikyo), both
of which have gained international acclaim.

Yamazakura Pure Malt 700ml

Neat: Enjoying Japanese whisky neat allows you to fully appreciate its intricate flavours and aromas without any dilution. Pour it into a tulip-shaped glass
to concentrate the bouquet.

With Water (Mizuwari): Mixing whisky with water, a practice called Mizuwari, is popular in Japan. This can be done in a ratio of one part whisky to two parts water. The water can help open up the whisky's flavours and make it more refreshing.

On the Rocks: Serving whisky over a large ice cube or ice ball chills the drink without diluting it too quickly, providing a slow release of flavours.

Yamazakura Black Label Blended Whisky 700ml

Highball (Whisky Soda): A highball is a popular and refreshing way to enjoy Japanese whisky. Mix whisky with soda water and serve over ice in a tall glass.
Add a twist of lemon for extra zest.

Cocktails: Japanese whisky's balanced profile makes it an excellent base for classic whisky cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or a whisky sour.

Each method highlights different aspects of Japanese whisky's nuanced profile, allowing for a versatile and enjoyable drinking experience.

Okayama Craft Gin 200ml 50% ABV

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