A Japanese Whisky Primer

A Japanese Whisky Primer cont.

By Aaron Gilbreath

To sample by the glass, hit San Francisco’s Nihon Whisky Lounge. Offering what is arguably the best bar selection in the United States, Nihon serves Yamazaki 12, 18, 1986 sherry wood, and vintage 1994; Nikka Gold; and Hibiki 12 and 17. In Denver, belly up to the Whiskey Bar for some Yamazaki 12; in Manhattan, hit the Brandy Library or d.b.a.

For those seeking a bottle, only Yamazaki 12 and 18 are widely available in US stores; other brands must be ordered online.

California:
BevMo!

Florida:
Total Wine & More

Illinois:
Binny’s Beverage Depot
Sam’s Club

Kentucky:
Cork ’N Bottle

Massachusetts:
Julio’s Liquors
Yankee Spirits

Nevada:
Lee’s Discount Liquor (702-870-6300)

New York:
Astor Wines & Spirits
Park Avenue Liquor Shop

Oregon:
11th Avenue Liquor (503-236-2076)

Texas:
Goody Goody Liquors
Sigel’s
Spec’s

For more variety, order online from these reputable UK sellers:
Royal Mile Whiskies
The Whisky Exchange
Whisky-Online.com
Whiskys.co.uk

Read more about Japanese whisky at:
Malt Maniacs
Nikka Whisky
Suntory
Whiskyfun.com