Updated: October 22, 2015
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5 Best Japanese Whiskies for Every Whisky Lover

Recently Japanese whisky is rapidly paid attention from other countries. Suntory’s Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 had been chosen for the 2015 edition of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible. It's kind of shocking news like an appearance of California wine in the wine industry. Let me introduce 5 whiskies that has been highly rated.

#1 Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 years old ニッカウヰスキー 竹鶴 17年

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Taketsuru is derived from the name of man who brought and founded the industry of Japanese whisky.
It taste mellow and clean finish. Pure malt has both characteristics of Single malt and blended.
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Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 years old won the world best blended malt in 2014 and 2015.

#2 Suntory Hibiki 17 years old サントリー 響 17年

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Hibiki 響 greatly contributed to the improvement of status of Japanese whisky by winning some prizes internationally.
Its aroma is sweet and grace. Varieties of pure form of whisky makes superb harmonies.

By the way, Bill Murray in the film "Lost in translation" made this whisky better known.

#3 Nikka Whisky From the Barrel ニッカウヰスキー フロム ザ バレル

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Look at this bottle!! It's simple and unique. The designer who designed this bottle thought "strong and thick alcohol looks better with smaller bottle"
That's true!!
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Recommendation of the way to drink is whisky and soda called "High Ball" in Japan.
Its aroma doesn't disappear with soda. It makes deeper flavor.

#4 Suntory Yamazaki Single Malt 12 years old サントリー 山崎 シングルモルト 12年

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We can't skip Yamazaki 山崎 because it is the most well-known Japanese whisky.
Yamazaki got a prize in 2003 which is the starting point to expand them to the world.
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Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 award “World Whisky of the Year” in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015. It's hard to buy it now. It's a splendid achievement!!

#5 Ichiro's Malt MWR mizunara wood reserve イチローズ・モルト ミズナラ ウッド リザーブ

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Suntory and Nikka whisky, which are the two big brands of Japanese whisky have been known in the world.
Ichiro's Malt from Venture Whisky Ltd. is the revolutionary in this industry. However,it's highly rated and got the best Japanese whisky 2010 in World whisky award.

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