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Japanese Whisky

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Japanese Whisky

Postby Steve » Tue Jun 18, 2002 8:16 pm


I'm going to Japan shortly and would like to pick up a nice (local) single malt whilst I'm there. Can anyone reccommend the definitive Japanese single malt that I should buy?

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Postby Ize » Wed Jun 19, 2002 5:44 am

Suntory Hibiki (15 Y.O.), I guess is one well known and widely accepted whisky. Suntory Yamazaki (12 Y.O.) is cheaper single malt (not that Hibiki would be very expensive either), but IMO Yamazaki isn't really amazing.
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Postby lexkraai » Wed Jun 19, 2002 6:45 am

Steve, if you like peaty whiskies, definitely get a bottle of Yoichi 12 y.o. (not the 10, but the 12). Ardbeg-like peating levels, but still with a character of its own. Among my all-time favourite whiskies.

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