Pop Culture and Japan

Exploring The Wonderful World Of Mizunara Wood And Japanese Whisky Production

Japanese Mizunara wood whisky barrels.

Japanese whisky has evolved into some of most coveted alcohol on the planet, regularly being sold for thousands of pounds. Much of the appeal lies in finding rare releases from distilleries that are no longer active, how Japanese whisky is produced, and the ingredients used to make it.

A unique production method linked to whisky making in Japan is the use of mizunara wood. Read on to learn about the qualities of mizunara, how it affects the flavour of whisky and why it’s only used for select casks.

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Japanese Whisky Reviews

Yoichi Nikka Single Malt (No Age Statement) Review: Tastes Like Hope

Yoichi single malt no age statement.
Nikka is a powerhouse of the whisky world, constantly innovating and tweaking how it approaches whisky production. Much of the magic happens at the brand’s Yoichi distillery, which has been pumping out acqua vita since 1936, embodying the virtues of Nikka founder Masataka Taketsuru.

So, it’ll come as no surprise that some of Nikka’s greatest concoctions are produced at Yoichi and one of the distillery’s finest offerings is the Yoichi Nikka Yoichi single malt that doesn’t come with any age statement. 

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