Tag Archives: Karuizawa

 

Karuizawa 1984 Sherry Cask #3663

The news: we have a new Karuizawa going up on the website – Karuizawa 1984 Sherry Cask #3663 bottled 2013 at 56.8%. However, we’ve decided that we’re going to do things a little differently with this release… The problem with … Continue reading >>

2013 – The TWEBlog review of the year

There seems to be a long running tradition across the internets of writing round-up posts at the beginning of the year. I’ve not yet done so and am starting to feel left out, so here’s a bit of a look … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.9: More Whisky Bars

[Welcome to the concluding episode of Tim F's series of whisky adventures in Japan, in which more whisky bars are visited. Time-rich insomniacs can find the previous instalments here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.] It was with some trepidation that I approached the next … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.7: Endgame for Karuizawa

[Welcome to the seventh instalment of TWE’s big Karuizawa trip to Japan.  You can read the earlier episodes here, here, here, here, here and here.] After our excellent evening out at Helmsdale we awoke the next morning to a cold, … Continue reading >>

TWE in Japan: Karuizawa Trip Pt.6

[Welcome to the sixth instalment of our trip to Japan. Readers with too much time on their hands can catch up on the full story so far here, here, here, here and here.] After the emotions stirred up by our … Continue reading >>

TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.5

[Welcome to the fifth part of TWE's trip to Japan last year.  You can read the earlier instalments in this saga of inter-continental dramming here, here, here and here.] The town of Karuizawa is an upmarket holiday resort, with the … Continue reading >>

Karuizawa – The Spirit of Asama

One of the things that I didn’t realise before I started working at TWE was quite how slow boats are. We’ve been waiting for quite a while for our latest shipment of whisky to arrive from Japan, with a couple … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.4: Chichibu Sake Brewery

[Welcome to Part 4 of Tim F's epic report on TWE's Karuizawa whisky trip to Japan, in which we visit a sake brewery.  Readers who don't have much to do today can catch up with all the previous shenanigans here, … Continue reading >>

TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.3

[Tim and Sukhinder's sojourn in Japan continues at Chichibu with an epic tasting of dozens of full-strength single cask Karuizawas… you can read about their earlier adventures on the trip here and here.] After our fascinating tour of Chichibu we … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.2: Karuizawa Casks and Chichibu distillery

This is the second instalment of Tim F’s report on TWE blog’s recent Karuizawa & Chichibu whisky trip to Japan.  You can read part 1 here. The following morning, refreshed after a sound night’s sleep but still occasionally feeling the … Continue reading >>

TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.1

Last month, I was privileged to join Sukhinder on a trip to Japan as guests of Number One Drinks Co., who import some of Japan’s finest whiskies into the UK, including Ichiro Akuto’s Chichibu and his famous Ichiro’s Malt Card Series.  Fans … Continue reading >>

My Whisky Buying Strategy: A Rethink

Apologies for the long delay between posts – we were so busy this Christmas that even though we had taken on several extra staff,  I was still relieved of my normal duties and spent most of the last six weeks … Continue reading >>