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Brands and Distilleries : Mercian

Issue 150 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 150

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Mercian 1987 Single Cask
Single Malt - Japan - 58.70%
7 More complex than the younger vintage.

Mercian Ship
Blended - Japan - 40.00%
7 A promising nose but a somewhat worn out palate.

Mercian Single Cask, 1991
Single Malt - Japan - 62.80%
7 Pleasant. Could be slightly rounder.

Carving out a niche (Karuizawa)
Karuizawa is one of Japan's smaller and lesser known distilleries.But as Dave Broom found out, it's producing some fine and unusual whisky

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Finding Nemo
The fifth Whisky Live in Japan not only attracted a sell-out crowd, but it was a major success too. Marcin Miller reports

February 2004, Issue 37, page 16

The state of Japan
For this issue's round table we hand over to Dave Broom, who recently hosted a live debate in Japan with representatives of three leading companies. This is his summary of that event

July 2006, Issue 57, page 16

Big in Japan
Whisky Live Japan goes from strength to strength and is getting weirder as it does so. Marcin Miller mixes it with Tokyo's finest

March 2003, Issue 29, page 20

In search of the world's best whiskies
This is the third time we have held the Best of the Best. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, this is the biggest and most ambitious attempt yet to find the world's best whiskies

March 2005, Issue 46, page 18

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