Chichibu Newborn (Cask #127)
Blended - Japan - 62.50% Clean and well made with a few of the unformed notes of youth. Evidence of great potential.
Chichibu Newborn (Cask #447: Double Matured, Unpeated 1 Year Old)
Single Malt - Japan - 0.00% This is all about the wood and while I can see the commercial interest this is just an interesting experiment that's been bottled. Personally, I prefer it in refill and am willing to wait.
Chichibu Newborn Cask #126
Single Malt - Japan - 0.00% Shows that there's complexity. Evidence that Chichibu is one to watch.
Chichibu Newborn Heavily Peated Cask #451
Single Malt - Japan - 0.00% Has more presence than cask 447 thanks to the smoke which allows the spirit to show through some pretty domineering oak. A market for a developing style.
Sweden goes Japanese
In an odd way, Sweden is one of the leading whisky countries in the world. Not because of Mackmyra or the other handful of Swedish distilleries, but on account of interest. Nowhere else is the interes...
January 2009, Issue 77, page 7
BIRTH OF A LEGEND
Ichiro Akuto has been a major player in the world of artisinal Japanese whisky for more than a decade, well known for bottling the successful Hanyu Card Series. Neil Ridleycatches up for a dram on the...
December 2011, Issue 100, page 68
The new rising son (Chichibu)
Dave Broom takes a trip to Japan's latest distillery.
October 2008, Issue 75, page 42
Lost in a nation
Dave visits the new rebuilt Hanyu distillery and takes in some Japanese culture.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 12
The End of Days
Dave Broomjoins the final group to visit this much loved Japanese distillery
July 2012, Issue 105, page 58
With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India
March 2012, Issue 102, page 6
Full House (Hanyu)
Dave Broom looks at the story behind this new Japanese whisky company which is upping the anté
June 2007, Issue 64, page 26
Future dream drams
Having experienced rocketing sales in the last few years, we see what is happening to the Japanese distilling scene
December 2013, Issue 116, page 21
The rise of Japanese whiskies is beginning to tempt collectors
December 2013, Issue 116, page 77
New World Order
With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India.
March 2013, Issue 110, page 6
Heart of Oak
Chris Bunting visits Japan's most maritime distillery.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 46
All Shapes and Sizes
Dave Broom looks at how Japanese oak imparts exotic flavours, and the different cask types used in whisky making.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 64
Drinking Under the Sydney Sun
Whisky is like Coca Cola in this city. Then there is always plenty in reach. But if you are looking for more intriguing, hard to find whiskies, then put Chris Middleton's guide in your pocket and head...
June 2011, Issue 96, page 46
Our experts open their almanacs and explore the challenges facing the industry in 2011
January 2011, Issue 93, page 6
The dynamics of dynasty
Our writers look at several businesses across the globe find out if family owned is the secret? Does being family run mean slicker and more innovative, more adaptable; or does it put pressure on futur...
February 2012, Issue 101, page 12
100 Greatest Distilleries to Visit
Our team of writers around the world give you the distilleries you should visit.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 30
A Kuschty moment in time
Is rye whisky about to hit the big time? Dave thinks it certainly is...
March 2014, Issue 118, page 9