Japan 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

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

Beer & Cider

Tasting room: five of the best Japanese beers

Adrian Tierney-Jones keeps his gaze firmly east-facing as part of Imbibe's current series on Japanese drinking, with a selection of the country's most

Beer & Cider

Yeast from the East: Japan, beer and food pairing

With some established big names and a burgeoning craft scene, Japanese beer has all the bases covered – particularly when it comes to food matching.

Spirits & Cocktails

Tasting room: Japanese whisky

Following on from his previous article on Japanese whisky, Dave Broom picks out his favourite distilleries and brandsChichibuIs only available in limi

Spirits & Cocktails

Precision engineering: making the most of Japanese whisky

Precise, elegant and distinctively different, Japanese whiskeys are as weightlessly perfect as a finely crafted haiku.

Spirits & Cocktails

Suntory to launch Roku Gin, a 'Japanese craft gin'

Of all the product launches at this year's Bar Convent Berlin, there was one that jumped out at us: Suntory's Roku Gin, which the company has labelled

Wine

Ko Sushi: Japan's Koshu grape

Japan’s Koshu grape has had a chequered past, but its reputation as a food-matching wine par excellence is growing.

Spirits & Cocktails

Tasting room: Japanese whisky

Following on from his previous article on Japanese whisky, Dave Broom picks out his favourite distilleries and brandsChichibuIs only available in limi

Spirits & Cocktails

Precision engineering: making the most of Japanese whisky

Precise, elegant and distinctively different, Japanese whiskeys are as weightlessly perfect as a finely crafted haiku.

Spirits & Cocktails

Suntory to launch Roku Gin, a 'Japanese craft gin'

Of all the product launches at this year's Bar Convent Berlin, there was one that jumped out at us: Suntory's Roku Gin, which the company has labelled

Wine

Ko Sushi: Japan's Koshu grape

Japan’s Koshu grape has had a chequered past, but its reputation as a food-matching wine par excellence is growing.

Spirits & Cocktails

The House of Suntory Whisky introduces Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 edition

Specialist Japanese whisky bars take note: Suntory has announced the release of The Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 Edition.Blended from a selection of single

Spirits & Cocktails

Masa Urushido on using global comps as a career springboard

Global cocktail comps can catapult relative unknowns to almost celebrity status in our industry.

Spirits & Cocktails

The House of Suntory Whisky introduces Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 edition

Specialist Japanese whisky bars take note: Suntory has announced the release of The Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 Edition.Blended from a selection of single

Spirits & Cocktails

Masa Urushido on using global comps as a career springboard

Global cocktail comps can catapult relative unknowns to almost celebrity status in our industry.