Nikka Black Clear

Thanks to /u/ScotchGuyTO for this dram. A quick recap on my cantankerous position on Japanese whisky: It can be great, it’s so popular that the stuff you can get ahold of without selling a small family sedan typically isn’t. Typically. Enter Nikka Black Clear, 7-Eleven’s own brand of Japanese whisky, available for less than a 10-spot, and available at each corner in […]

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Toki Suntory Whisky

Thank you to /u/distillasian for pouring me this sample. So one day I started ranting to my whisky friends about Toki Suntory Whisky. Why? Because we’re a bunch of snobs who have had cask strength, age stated, now long gone/way too expensive Japanese whisky. And during this Japanese whisky boom, where everyone and their mother will tell you […]

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Akashi White Oak 5 White Wine Cask

  Thanks to /u/tishpickle for pouring me this dram. Here we are at Advent Calendar Day #12. Yes, I’m sticking to this. Now. Mostly. I don’t know, I’ve been busy, maybe I should stop all of this? Nah, that’s silly, we came this far. So I’ve been doing blind tastings of whiskies my wife chose and sorted […]

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Ohishi Rice Whisky Sherry Cask

Thanks to /u/nsquare14 for sending me some samples. Really appreciate these, as he sent me some I’ve never reviewed as a thank you for the reviews. Ohishi distillery was founded in 1872. They are the closest distillery to the Kuma River, known for superior water quality. I assume that it involves robots making it better somehow. […]

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Akashi White Oak Blend

I’d like to thank BarleyMania for this bottle, which was brought over by a friend of mine who happened to be in Germany at that time. Japanese whisky. A simplistic google search will show that it is gold that flows from the Heavens, given to us by Kami-no-Kaze, sprinkled down into the minds of genius makers who […]

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Nikka Coffey Malt

Thanks to /u/cpfselfbuilt for this sample. Japanese whisky. Also known as, for those of you who haven’t been listening to the whisky media (you lucky bastards), the holy grail of all whisky on the planet and the only reason to ever drink anything ever. Oh, by the way: Based on the Japanese whiskies that I’ve had, I’m […]

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