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The Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky Aged 18 Years

Light bright gold. Fruity – including dried orange peel and heather – vanilla, and, elegantly sweet. Balanced and fine. Medium-plus bodied. Delicious. This pure malt from Matsui Shuzou Distillery is a blend of malt whiskies from Scotland and Japanese malt whiskies. And therefore not a Single Malt even though it …

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Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

BREAKING NEWS! DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2019 The 16th annual competition was judged in London  between 29 April and 3 May 2019.  Close to 17,000 wines were entered from 57 different countries. In the Asia category, these were the number of wines entered: China 265 (45% awarded a medal) Japan 84 (61% …

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The Story of Koshu

Japanese drinks giant Suntory’s Tomi No Oka winery, at its highest point, is 600 metres above sea level. Apart from producing single vineyard Koshu and red Bordeaux blends, it also has stunning views of Mount Fuji. It is my belief that Koshu, the grape, originates from China. Between 630 and 838, …

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