Nikka Whisky From The Barrel with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Whisky from far away lands, and our second from Japan! Nikka Whisky From The Barrel comes by way of a friend‘s mountain climbing travels. There’s a great story about this distillery – Masataka Taketsuru’s long journey from his family’s sake brewing in Takehara, Japan to university in Glasgow, Scotland, bringing home the origin of the … Continue reading Nikka Whisky From The Barrel with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Amrut Fusion

As you already know, whisky is far from a simply Scottish phenomenon.  Ireland has its own whiskey, from a different methodology and a different tradition.  North American whiskies like bourbon, moonshine and rye share shelves with new world malts done in the old style.  Hell, vodka means the same thing as whisk(e)y – “Water of … Continue reading Amrut Fusion

Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

3rd round, Whisky Cafe.  Time to get weird.  We tried the Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt Whisky, Japan’s equivalent of a blend of single malts.  This was unlike any whisky I’ve had so far – almost as smooth as a liquor, clear tasting for such a dark drink. Me: smooth, clean, comfortable Katherine: light, fruity, … Continue reading Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe