Credit: Forbes
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Global thirst for Japanese whisky leaves buyers chasing great single malts

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The rest of the world can’t get enough Japanese whisky (note the spelling), with predictable results for the world’s No. 4 producer. Blogger and author Brian Ashcraft, an expert in the nation’s whiskies, doesn’t expect the growing shortage of certain premium bottles to lead to a decline in quality for choice single malts and blends

Whisky or shochu? Make up your mind

However, he tells Cengiz Yar, Japan’s highly creative distillers need to decide what a Japanese whisky actually is. Adding a cherry-wood lid to an oak cask is one thing, but making your liquor with rice? There’s a name for that, and it isn’t whisky. Or whiskey.

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