Looking for a Recommendation
Hi i am looking to purchase a Japanese Whisky for a friend. He is a fan of Scotch single malt scotch and has been wanting to try a Japanese brand for a while now. His favorites include Macallan, Mortlach and Bruichladdich. Any recomendations for a complimentary style?
Well, the first question is where are you located. In the US, we get very few Japanese whiskies. The only two that, to my knowledge, are available for retail sale are Suntory Yamazaki 12 year old and 18 year old. Both of these are very good and would probably appeal to someone of your friend's tastes though they are not as highly sherried as some of those pics.
If you have access to a larger selection of Japanese whiskies I would highly recommend Ichiro's Malt. In particular the playing card series, some of which are port or sherry finished and would hold particular appeal to someone who likes Macallan and Mortlach, but all of the Ichiro's I've had are excellent.