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Today I propose you to discover the Japanese whiskey, another great tradition of Japanese culture. This article is proposed to us by Chris from http://www.1098.fr a blog dedicated to wine and spirits.
Hello everyone, I’m Christopher and I just want tell you about a Japanese product that makes me want to travel in this country, so mysterious and so attractive. For those who do not know me, I’m a big fan of wines and spirits. Therefore, I am interested in many Japanese sake, including the whiskey. Besides, this is one reason that makes me want to travel to Japan soon.
To make you understand a little better my passion of these drinks, I suggest you discover the Japanese whiskey and their origins. A little trip to Japan from a different angle.
If everyone knows the Scotch whiskey, Irish whiskey and see the American bourbon, Japanese whiskey remains particularly ignored by the common man. But the experts have got it right and not recognized for several years the many qualities of these whiskeys from Japan. For example, at the World Whiskies Awards of London which reward the best whiskeys in the world, there were two Japanese whiskeys among the four winners!
The origins of Japanese whiskey.
If production of the first Japanese whiskey dates from the late nineteenth century, early twentieth century commercial exploitation began in earnest. And this is of a man, Masataka Taketsuru, who during 20 years, left to study the secrets of distilling in Scotland. On his return, he shares his knowledge and helps create the Yamazaki distillery for Kotobukiya, a company that later became Suntori. A few years later, in 1934, he established his own company, Dainipponkaju, ancestor of Nikka. The legend was running … Today, the thriving of Japanese whiskeys is all around the world, whether or blend of single malt.
Suntory and Nikka, the nectar of nature
Gold color, Suntory whiskeys are marked by a strong presence of fruit flavors, as well as the mouth to the nose. The most famous bottles of the distillery Suntory are Hibiki 17 years 43%, immortalized by the Sofia Coppola film “Los in Translation”, and Suntory Hibiki 30 years 43%, recognized just as the best blend of the world and a of the best whiskeys in all categories. Namely, the Suntory group, in addition to its two distilleries in Japan, has three distilleries in Scotland: Bowmore, Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch.
If Suntory Japanese whiskey is the number one in Japan or the United States, it is the mark Nikka, which has emerged in France and Europe. But color also, though a bit more orange, Nikka whiskeys offer reveal marine notes, and, according to the bottles of smoke and peat flavors instead.
Whiskey lovers in Japan have the opportunity to visit some distilleries. Nikka group offers the opportunity to visit the distilleries and Yoichi Miyagikyo to Sendi in the city of the same name. Those who prefer whiskey Suntory can discover Hakushu distilleries and also Yamazaki, the first in the country.
So guess what? I will go to Japan soon, and I will go for a tour of those distilleries. I would love to see how those famous, and great Japanese whiskey are made and to try them while enjoying a great view of Fuji-san.
Here is one motivation for Chris to go to Japan. And you, would you try these Japanese Whisky? If you like this presentation, please share this with your friends and help Chris win the contests of this blog.