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My Favorite Budget Bourbons (and Ryes)


Bourbon is hands down the best value to be found in whisk(e)y in the US today. Quality is high – very little of your grandfather’s rotgut can be found on contemporary shelves. And the prices, while rising far faster than inflation, can’t be beat – especially when compared to Scotch whiskies of similar quality. Following […]

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 […]