Recapping The Year That Was As A Roving Booze Reporter
Jan16

Recapping The Year That Was As A Roving Booze Reporter

I certainly don’t keep the busiest travel schedule or log the most miles among my friends and colleagues in the world of spirits, food, travel, and lifestyle journalism, but nevertheless 2016 proved to be a year well spent on the road. Here are half a dozen highlights, along with links to where you can read all about the adventures for yourself. Ireland—St. Patrick’s Day with Jameson (March) If anybody knows how to...

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New Whisky: Suntory Toki Blend Unveiled at New York Event
Jun11

New Whisky: Suntory Toki Blend Unveiled at New York Event

The House of Suntory has unveiled a new blend for the North American market — Suntory Whisky Toki. The release party was held on June 7th at the 501 Union event space in Brooklyn, New York. Pork buns were passed, street performances were seen, and certainly, whisky was enjoyed in the Japanese street festival environment. Revelers were beckoned to take some time and enjoy the proceedings, as that’s what the blend is...

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New Whisky: Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish Release Party & Review
Dec20

New Whisky: Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish Release Party & Review

Sampling the New Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish: Bowmore has taken full advantage of its place in the Beam Suntory portfolio to unveil a brand new, ultra-premium release, Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish. This unique expression has been finished in Mizunara oak casks obtained from Suntory, making it the first Islay single malt Scotch to ever be finished in the prized Japanese oak. To unveil such a special whisky, Bowmore hosted a quite...

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Talking Whiskey: Best Cheap Whiskey; Labels, Lawsuits and Sourcing; Japanese NAS Whisky
Jul29

Talking Whiskey: Best Cheap Whiskey; Labels, Lawsuits and Sourcing; Japanese NAS Whisky

Read Up on Japanese NAS Whisky, the Best Cheap Whiskey on the Market, and the State of American Whiskey Labels, Sourcing & Lawsuits It’s been a busy month with whiskey writing, and in addition to what can be found here on ManTalkFood.com, there have been a handful of other key stories that you’ll want to check out if you’ve missed. Find the links to some of my latest features here. Eater Drinks: Sourcing,...

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Hibiki Launches Japanese Harmony Whisky at NYC Event
Jul02

Hibiki Launches Japanese Harmony Whisky at NYC Event

Photos, Notes & Review: Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky Unveiled in NYC Suntory Whisky hosted a launch party for the new Hibiki Japanese Harmony expression on June 30th in New York City. The event, held at The New Museum, included a whisky tasting led by Suntory’s 4th Chief Blender, Shinji Fukuyo, and a paired menu crafted by chefs Isao Yamada and David Bouley.  Fukuyo-san gave a short presentation on Suntory and Hibiki,...

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