Author Archives: Liam Hiller

Japanese Whiskies Fetch Impressive Fees At Bonhams HK

Last week’s auction at Bonhams Hong Kong saw a number of old and rare bottles, including some outstanding Japanese expressions, pull in huge sales, with the total value of sales exceeding 32 million Hong Kong dollars (over 4 million USD). Japanese whisky has experienced huge growth in recent years, solidifying its place as a modern-day […]

World Whiskies Awards 2019

Japanese Whisky Shines Again At World Whiskies Awards 2019

The World Whiskies Awards is a prestigious competition held annually in which the best expressions from around the world juke it out to be crowned champion in their respective categories. Everything from blended whiskies to limited edition single malts and world blends get their chance to shine as expert panelists blind taste and score each […]

Hokkaido

Hokkaido: A Hub for Japanese Spirit Production

Hokkaido is Japan’s second largest island, situated in the country’s northernmost prefecture. The island is home to the famous city of Sapporo, where the huge Snow Festival is held annually, as well as Niseko (the country’s most popular ski resort), the famous Noboribetsu hot springs, and rolling fields of lavender and beautiful summer flowers. It’s […]

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Essence of Suntory 2019 Brings Spanish Influence To Yamazaki Whisky

Launched in February 2018, the Essence of Suntory experimental series set out to explore the expert craftsmanship behind Suntory whisky, providing insight into what is possible in their distilleries through unique finishes that stray from the norm. The 2018 releases were huge successes, lapped up by Japanese whisky fans around the world, and this year’s […]