The brown spirits boom of recent years has boosted Scotch, Bourbon and other whiskies—including world whiskys.
Japanese whisky’s time has come. Thanks to the whisk(e)y boom and creative new cocktail expressions in the on-premise, the category’s awareness has expanded rapidly and now includes not just aficionados, but more casual drinkers attracted by its approachable flavor profile and upscale image. Even though Japan’s distillers are struggling to keep up with demand, the category is gaining a rising share of mind—and volume—in the U.S. market.
Taylor will present spirits from Tokiwa Imports: premier importer of family owned Japanese Whisky and other select Japanese spirits.
Tokiwa Masamune was the name of the family sake brewery in historic Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Yuno Hayashi's grandfather, who owned the brewery, had a deep love of good food and drink which he passed on to his granddaughter. It is his admiration for fine beverages that propelled Yuno onwards along her journey with whisky and sake.
Legacy and passion are the driving forces behind Yuno’s pursuit of thought provoking Japanese beverages. Through Tokiwa Imports, she hopes to share them with you, the finest family owned whisky, sake, and spirits from across Japan.
Ichiro Malt & Grain Whisky
Kyoto Kinobi Gin