Winner of the André Simon John Avery award
‘This book is improbable’ – Alex Kratena
An in-depth, personal journey around Japan’s whisky distilleries.
Award-winning writer and Japanese whisky expert, Dave Broom, tells their story and unveils the philosophy that lies at the back of this fascinating whisky culture, and how it relates to many Japanese concepts.
Dave looks at the history and output of each and every distillery, taking into account the elements that make that particular whisky what it’s, and including tasting notes. Features on aspects of Japanese life and culture that are the most important to a much broader understanding, from the importance of the seasons to the role of craftsmanship, add to the picture. And interwoven during the book is the fascinating narrative of the journey across Japan which Dave made with photographer Kohei Take, offering further insight into the country which creates this wonderful drink and making this a will have to-have edition for any whisky lover, whisky drinker, whisky collector or Japanophile.