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Shochu: Is the Japanese spirit lost in translation?

BrewDog may have just launched a shochu of its own but with many different styles, flavour profiles, serving methods and more, the Japanese spirit still has its work cut out to become a category on the rise

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Brewdog produces Inugami Shochu to introduce UK drinkers to the category

The Scottish craft beer and spirits producer Brewdog has unveiled its very own take on the national spirit of Japan.

News |  Beer & Cider

Yeastie Boys create a beer for Japanese restaurants

The indie brewery has joined forces with Japanese food producer Zen-Noh to create Komé Biru - a ‘craft pale ale’ for Japanese restaurants.

Promotion

Saké & beyond: Discovering Japan at Imbibe Live

Japan is bringing a wealth of drinks at Imbibe Live this year: from saké and shochu, to awamori, wine and gin.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Mizunara-matured Japanese blends sail for the UK

Japanese whisky is like gold dust nowadays, but mizunara-aged whisky? That’s as rare as ambergris.So you may be intrigued to learn that Kaiyo, a new b

News

Direct from Okinawa: Awamori launches in the UK at Imbibe Live

Japan’s oldest spirit made its debut in the UK on the first day of Imbibe Live.Awamori is distilled from rice, and ranges in strength from 25% to 65%

News |  Imbibe Live

Imbibe Live to feature Japanese Pavilion for the first time

For the first time in Imbibe Live history, Europe's largest on-trade drinks exhibition will feature an area called the Japanese Pavilion, organised by

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Suntory brings its blended whisky Toki to the UK

Japanese whisky giant Suntory has finally brought Toki, its newest blended whisky product, to the UK following its launch in the US in 2016.Made with

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Mizunara-matured Japanese blends sail for the UK

Japanese whisky is like gold dust nowadays, but mizunara-aged whisky? That’s as rare as ambergris.So you may be intrigued to learn that Kaiyo, a new b

News

Direct from Okinawa: Awamori launches in the UK at Imbibe Live

Japan’s oldest spirit made its debut in the UK on the first day of Imbibe Live.Awamori is distilled from rice, and ranges in strength from 25% to 65%

News |  Imbibe Live

Imbibe Live to feature Japanese Pavilion for the first time

For the first time in Imbibe Live history, Europe's largest on-trade drinks exhibition will feature an area called the Japanese Pavilion, organised by

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Suntory brings its blended whisky Toki to the UK

Japanese whisky giant Suntory has finally brought Toki, its newest blended whisky product, to the UK following its launch in the US in 2016.Made with

News |  Mixers & More

Hakkasan’s Orchard List re-sets the bar for no-abv drinks

In the past, alcohol-free drinks have tended to be the poor relative to their booze-fuelled counterparts.

News |  Beer & Cider

Asahi UK unveils re-launched Super Dry in 'authentic form'

After teasing us with the news in October, Asahi UK has announced it's bolstering its beer offering with the UK re-launch of Asahi Super Dry in ‘its a

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Serving, mixing and matching saké

The last few years have seen a big increase in saké listings beyond Japanese restaurants, suggesting the category could be on the verge of something b

News |  Imbibe Live

Hidetsugo Ueno: the art of Japanese bartending

Among a stellar line-up of speakers one diminutive figure drew the crowds at Imbibe Live: Laura Foster caught up with the softly spoken and nattily dr

News |  Mixers & More

Hakkasan’s Orchard List re-sets the bar for no-abv drinks

In the past, alcohol-free drinks have tended to be the poor relative to their booze-fuelled counterparts.

News |  Beer & Cider

Asahi UK unveils re-launched Super Dry in 'authentic form'

After teasing us with the news in October, Asahi UK has announced it's bolstering its beer offering with the UK re-launch of Asahi Super Dry in ‘its a

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Serving, mixing and matching saké

The last few years have seen a big increase in saké listings beyond Japanese restaurants, suggesting the category could be on the verge of something b

News |  Imbibe Live

Hidetsugo Ueno: the art of Japanese bartending

Among a stellar line-up of speakers one diminutive figure drew the crowds at Imbibe Live: Laura Foster caught up with the softly spoken and nattily dr