Characteristics of Japanese whiskies


Beyond sushi, we often don’t know some of the signs that are part of Japanese gastronomy. They also have beers, wines and whiskies that are emerging within the market. Let’s learn a little more about them.

For years, Japanese whiskies are being promoted in the West thanks to its long tradition and American celebrities who take care of promoting it. The relevance of Japanese whiskies is growing, thanks to some of their outstanding examples, such as the 1984 Yamazaki Whisky, which has won several international competitions. In fact, Japan is the third largest producer of whisky, just behind Scotland and the USA.

Similarities with Scotch

We must remark that this type of Japanese spirit has an elaboration process similar to Scotch, with which has been equated on several occasions. For example, Japanese whisky is made from blends of malt, which is similar to the famous Scottish process, among other similarities.

Some examples

  • Whisky Yoichi 15 years: Japanese Single malt, with 45% alcohol content, quality and limited production with bottles numbered by hand.
  • Taketsuru 12 years. Japanese type vatted malt, which has a 43% alcohol content. Its high quality is represented by a wise maturation process in casks for a total of 12 years.
  • Whisky Yamazaki 10 years. It has several guarantees, thanks to being produced in the oldest distillery in Japan and by a careful and artisanal process.
  • Whisky Karuizawa 1960. Pure Japanese tradition, this whisky is a single malt Japanese type. Notable for being the oldest.
  • Nikka Pure Malt Black. It is one of the most similar to Scotch whiskies, for its strong malt flavours and traditional elaboration.


 TAGS:The Yamazaki 18 YearsThe Yamazaki 18 Years

The Yamazaki 18 Years: a Single Malt whisky from Suntory distillery from Japan with an alcohol proof of 43º. 



 TAGS:Nikka Miyagikyo 10 YearsNikka Miyagikyo 10 Years

Nikka Miyagikyo 10 Years: a Single Malt whisky native of Japan with a volume of alcohol of 45º.



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