CELEBRATE WORLD WHISKY DAY | 16 MAY 2020
CELEBRATE WORLD WHISKY DAY
16 MAY 2020
Welcome to beautiful Japan. Like many Japanese traditions, whisky making is considered a ceremonious art form.
The first commercial production was created about 100 years ago, however it’s taken the rest of the world a while to catch up and be seduced by this unique, quality whisky. Japanese whisky is similar to Scotch whisky, broadly speaking, however through the years the Japanese have created their own distinct flavour and style.
Japan is blessed with soft water, which is key for producing quality whisky by providing optimum conditions for the fermentation process. It’s colour ranges from pale straw gold to rich amber. Japanese whisky is wood-aged, sometimes in American oak, sometimes in Sherry casks, and sometimes in Japanese Mizunara oak, which imparts unique characteristics (think citrus, spice, incense).
As a general rule Japanese whisky tends to have a lighter and sweeter profile, however flavours will differ according to the locations of their distilleries.
Whisky makers in Japan were heavily influenced by Scottish styles and even spell ‘Whisky’ without the ‘e’.
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