Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit with Tasting Notes from Japan's Leading Whisky Blogger

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7.6 X 10.3 X 0.7 inches | 1.75 pounds

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About the Author
Brian Ashcraft is a former senior writer for the video-game site Kotaku and columnist at The Japan Times. Ashcraft was previously a contributing editor at Wired magazine; his work has also appeared in Popular Science, the Guardian, and the design journal Metropolis, as well as numerous other publications worldwide. He has authored several books on Japanese culture, including Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design. Originally from Texas, he called Osaka home from 2001 until returning to Dallas in 2022.

Whisky reviewer Yuji Kawasaki launched his leading Japanese-language blog One More Glass of Whisky in 2013 after feeling that there weren't enough independent voices in the country's online whisky community. His blog is one of the most popular sites for whisky tasting notes.

Photographer Idzuhiko Ueda has been documenting Japan's traditional arts from bunraku to its local sake production for over three decades. He currently runs his own photography studio, specializing in architectural photography.

Foreword writer Lew Bryson has been writing about beer and spirits for over 20 years and was the editor of Whisky Advocate magazine from 1996 to 2015. He is the author of six books including the bestseller, Tasting Whiskey--a synthesis of over two decades of writing about this amazing drink. He lives in Bucks County, PA, just north of Philadelphia.
"A comprehensive look at Japanese whisky and, through it, key aspects of Japanese culture. Enjoyable reading, whether you're taking your first tipple or are a Japanese whisky aficionado." --Anna Fifield, Tokyo bureau chief, The Washington Post
"Brian Ashcraft's guide to Japanese whisky takes you into the kind of detail you need to make a real buying decision. What does the whisky taste like, who actually makes it, how is it made? It's all here, in an engaging, well-organized guide." --Lew Bryson, author of Tasting Whiskey
"Brian Ashcraft has done us drinkers a real service here. Japanese whisky has lived a few lives in just a few decades--a guide to where it came from and who's making it now, with careful guidance on what bottles we might want to seek out, is a reference I've been hoping for. And now, with Japanese Whisky in hand, I'm off to the liquor store." -- Adam Rogers, Deputy Editor Wired Magazine, author of Proof: The Science of Booze
"Recommended reading" -- BBC Radio
"The book looks not just at the history of the five main companies and their products--extensive tasting notes provided by whisky expert Yuji Kawasaki also arm the novice drinker when confronted with shelves of tempting bottles--but also at their cultural context."--The Japan Times
"...this book unequivocally belongs in any serious whisky drinker's library. -- Tara Nurin, Forbes
"Japanese Whisky: The Definitive Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit gives deep insight into the spirit's history and also thoroughly explains the specialties of the drink." --Horst Luening, Whisky.com