Shinobu head distiller posing around barrels.

SB meets… Ken Usami, Shinobu Distillery

(Via The Spirits Business) Master distiller Ken Usami is at the helm of the operation, creating a range of...

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Pappy Van Winkle Distiller Experiments With a Baijiu Whiskey

(Via Bloomberg) Buffalo Trace, in Frankfort, Ky., is known for bottling some of the world’s most sought-after whiskeys such as Pappy Van...

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Where next for whisky?

(Via The Drink Bussiness) The global market for rare and collectible whisky has exploded in recent years, spearheaded by...

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Can China’s Other National Drink Make a Comeback?

(Via Sixth Tone) When the autumn winds begin to blow and the nights get cold, it can only mean...

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The Best Japanese Whiskies of 2022, for the Best Price

It’s about that time of year where…we start thinking about the next year! The days are dwindling and temperatures...

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Will Japanese whisky be eclipsed by Taiwan? The island’s gin and rum also show promise – with...

Back in the Age of Discovery, Ilha Formosa (“beautiful island”) was the name the Portuguese gave to Taiwan. Today...

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Kujira Featured in “5 Diverse Japanese Whiskies to Try Now ”

Ever in demand and always a topic of conversation, Japanese whisky has undergone some changes of late. As age-statement...

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10 Best Japanese Whiskies You Can Find In The US: 2021 Edition

There is (finally, thankfully) a whole new year ahead of us. While we were staying safe, staying at home...

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Why the World’s Most Popular Spirit Isn’t Officially Recognized by the U.S. Government – Inside Hook

The world’s most popular spirit. The most-talked about American whiskey style in years. Steven Soderbergh’s Singani 63. What do...

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Baijiu bottles on bar top.

You might not have heard much about baijiu, but just 1 sip of this powerful spirit will...

IF YOU ARE from China, you probably know more about baijiu than I do. But if you are not from China,...

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“Moutai Cocktail creation by William Tsui of Lazy Bear Restaurant (Two Michelin Stars)”

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‘Drunk in China’ Review: The Proletariat’s White Wine

Newcomers to China are usually horrified by their first encounter with baijiu, the fiery spirit consumed at banquets and...

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