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Review: Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky


The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky was the greatest discovery of my trip to Japan in 2007: an absolutely brilliant whisky, fully on par with its elite American and Scotch peers. Hakushu is produced by Suntory, the same conglomerate responsible for the better-known (and wonderful-in-its-own-right) Yamazaki single malt whisky brand. As of this writing, Yamazaki is […]

Japan Trip and Photos


In late September 2007 I traveled to Japan with The Wife and several of our friends. It was our first time there, and in just over a week we traveled in and around Tokyo, Osaka, and Hiroshima. My dominant recollection of the trip was its overwhelming heat and humidity. But we managed quite a few […]

Photos of the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery: Osaka, Japan


The highlight of my September 2007 trip to Japan was a visit to the Yamazaki Distillery outside Osaka. Yamazaki is Suntory’s best-known whisky (Bill Murray’s character endorsed it in Lost in Translation), and to my knowledge the only Suntory single malt brand distributed in the USA. However, the menu at the Yamazaki tasting room (“Whisky […]