School me on Japanese Whisky. Ive never had it and looking for a bottle $60 and under.

School me on Japanese Whisky. Ive never had it and looking for a bottle $60 and under. Was thinking of pic related to start.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Overrated as frick. Get scotch or bourbon. If you like lighter whiskeys, go Irish whiskey.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I agree with first anon here
      I've tried countless whiskies in my 28 year drinking career

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This.

      https://i.imgur.com/f7p0lgc.jpg

      School me on Japanese Whisky. Ive never had it and looking for a bottle $60 and under. Was thinking of pic related to start.

      I bought this once out of curiosity--it tastes like feet.

      It's all pretty good. If you like bourbon, try Kanekou

      If it isn't made in Kentucky it isn't bourbon. Just because the US doesn't have the extreme purity laws of the UK which regulate what you can call Scotch or how you can label wine doesn't mean some nip slapping a Bourbon label on a bottle of whiskey magically makes it Bourbon.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't say it is bourbon, I said if you like bourbon, try Kanekou

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Fair
          My apologies anon. My autism is often at odds with my dyslexia.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            there there friend, it will be okay

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        There’s a metric shit load of bourbon not made in Kentucky moron. Bourbon has to be made in burgerland, no Kentucky. A shit load of bourbon comes out of Indiana

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Holy shit, I've literally never heard anyone scream "I'm a Boomer!" as loud as this, and that's coming from a native Kentuckian. I'll bet you think it's illegal to drive with no shoes on, with the interior light on after dark, huh?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Total Zoomer Death

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        that's not true. only bourbon made in kentucky can be called 'kentucky bourbon'. Bourbon can generally be from anywhere in the U.S. Both Canada and, the E.U., i think, both require that it be made in the U.S. to be sold as bourbon. some whiskeys are denoted by geography whereas others are by the nature of the product--the mash bill, process, etc. it's all rather confusing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I agree with first anon here
      I've tried countless whiskies in my 28 year drinking career

      This.
      [...]
      I bought this once out of curiosity--it tastes like feet.
      [...]
      If it isn't made in Kentucky it isn't bourbon. Just because the US doesn't have the extreme purity laws of the UK which regulate what you can call Scotch or how you can label wine doesn't mean some nip slapping a Bourbon label on a bottle of whiskey magically makes it Bourbon.

      >Overrated as frick
      don't listen to Culinaly morons anon
      >If you like lighter whiskeys, go Irish whiskey
      moron take. Irish whisky is a big category which include single pot still and single malt whisky, which aren't "lighter"

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fanatical weeb detected. Hai arrigato tbh! Moshi moshi! Ridiculous.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          > toki is "lighter," similar in style to most irish (i.e. blended;
          similar in style to most scotch i.e blended

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Agree that toki is "lighter," similar in style to most irish (i.e. blended;

      [...]
      [...]
      >Overrated as frick
      don't listen to Culinaly morons anon
      >If you like lighter whiskeys, go Irish whiskey
      moron take. Irish whisky is a big category which include single pot still and single malt whisky, which aren't "lighter"

      stfu) but inferior. i think suntory "world" is similar price range and it is delicious. blend of nip/scotch/bourbon or something.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Overrated
      this. They'd like to compete in the world of whisky, but ehh, surely not worth the import taxes and their newb status. Asians are perfectionists, and they are winning some acclaim, but here's what I have to say:

      When I took the tour at the (Jameson) Midleton original distillery, with friends while driving around Ireland (oh, good 15 years ago), I was the one person in my party willing to undergo the full taste testing at 10 in the morning (after drinking all night every night).
      You always want a bit of water when doing a taste test.

      So, I compared a total of at least 30 world bourbons, scotches and whiskys of various ages and blends. They decanted the american, canadian, and some of their nice old stuff too. I learned that ireland solved the smoky mossy/peaty flavor taint with their toasted groats placed above the floor of a roman bath (bricks heated from underneath, ie no smoke and no peat flavor tainting it). Then, they do triple distill, in copper no less, but then the aging is within previously used sherry casks, which had held sherry long enough for the spirts to access the sweet caramelly partial char under the first layer of charred wood (part of barrel making), and it has a touch of sherry nuace which adds complexity and that age too. Jameson and their other brands ARE special, and once you've had corn, rye, and dear god rice of all things, and other world products on your palate, you'll appreciate it. Blends are just fine. Sure it's cool that single malt eventually made a nice product, oh wow the rarity, but it's not about flavor to restrict a whisky to the term to make it great. Age matters, how it was made, from what, and how it was stored and blended. If you want smoke, you might find mezcal your thing (I don't).

      Try it, train your palate, and then invest in a nicer bottle from rankings.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Half of what they sell isn't even made it Japan, it's all from the UK then bottled in Japan and gets the kanji tax put on it when sold outside the domestic market of glorious Nipland.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not true anymore

          > By 2024, products labeled as "Japanese whisky" will conform to new regulations. Japanese whisky must be fermented, distilled, aged and bottled in Japan, use some portion of malted grain in its mash, and use water sourced from Japan

          > • Distillers must always use malted grains but may also include other cereal grains.

          > • Water used to make whisky must be extracted in Japan.

          > • Saccharification (conversion of starches into sugars, or mashing), fermentation and distillation must take place at a Japanese distillery.

          > • Whisky must be matured in wooden casks stored in Japan for at least three years.

          > • Bottling must take place only in Japan, with a minimum strength of 40% abv.

          > • Plain caramel coloring may be used.

          > • Whiskies that don’t meet the above requirements may not use the names of geographical locations in Japan, the Japanese flag, or the names of people that evoke the country in their labeling.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Whelp Japanese whiskey is about to quadruple in price

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              It probably wont change too much for anything you were likely to be paying good money for, only the cheap "Japanese" whisky will get reclassified as a "world whisky" or similar.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I had this for the first time recently and thought it tasted like an actually palatable Scotch whisky. not amazing but not pukeworthy like say a bottle of J&B which literally tastes like puke in a bottle to me. And yes I have tasted more expensive Scotches they all taste like shit to me. So I would say go for a Suntory it tastes like a milder more well rounded Scotch. Anyone know what the Japanese equivalent to a Jack Daniels would be?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Wine, new world >:(
    >Whisky, Japan <:O

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's all pretty good. If you like bourbon, try Kanekou

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Japanese whisky was heavily influenced by scotch and Irish whisky, though usually with more subtle flavors as the Japanese pallete is usually more suited to milder flavor profiles in general.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I bought this but haven't tried it yet, my friend who enjoys whiskey said he really liked it though and recommended it to me.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      that looks really good anon.. crack it open and post a review

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Gonna pop it open once weekend hits and my friend who recommended it comes over, too much of a manchild to drink alone

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Weeb here
        It's good but not worth the price compared to what you can get that is domestic. I'd defiantly try a bottle but just to verify that you can get better for 1/2 the price.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >defiantly try a bottle
          No one is gonna try and stop you bud.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the tasting notes sound very appealing to me, might risk picking up a bottle even if these replies say to look elsewhere unless someone could recommend a very similar flavor profile but better. would be very appreciated

      homie whiskey? from the hood?

      >defiantly try a bottle
      No one is gonna try and stop you bud.

      that laugh felt surprisingly good, thanks

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >homie whiskey? from the hood?
        Nah, that's Nikka Whisky from the barrel

        Totally different from the Coffey Grain.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          was entirely joking, didn't realize i was even close. thanks for enlightening me with this knowledge

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/u16x47a.jpg

          they tried to make it as much like Scotch as possible. Their good stuff is pretty damn good. But you can find a really good actual Scotch for much cheaper. I do like it that much of it is put into a medicine bottle like something you'd find in a high school chemistry department

          Nikka From The Barrell is lush

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Nah, that's Nikka Whisky from the barrel
          not as good as pic related

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why yes, that is the joke that was previously referenced, good job.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Brewed and bottled in homiesaki

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I love how this shit is so expensive and has such a sexy label slapped on it in the west but in Japan it's cheap as shit with the funny jack dude on it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Post pic, I need to see that

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Just for you bro, some black homie whisky. Shit was so cheap I wish I maxed out my customs declaration with Jap whisky.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            cool pic, reminds me of poker cards

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm finishing my bottle now. It is extremely spiced with coriander and orange peel. Probably best on the rocks after sitting for 30 seconds or so, especially if you're trying it out for the first time. There are other options that are much less pungent and have a more complex flavor palate. I still like this though for sipping. Looking for my next one which seems to be an issue of supply more or less though.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    tried this once. absolutely boring and unremarkable especially when you consider that it's over 40% which is when whisky usually gets interesting.
    i would never buy suntory toki again.
    the only two lower priced one's i'd buy again would be talisker 10 years and bulleit 10 years after having tried about 25 different ones at that price range

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's all overpriced burnt oak flavored grain alcohol so get whatever
    if you want to impress your friends, buy the most expensive bottle you can afford

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably the worst kind of whiskey, and this is coming from someone who usually loves Japanese alcohol

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why is it so bright?

    did they just spin the alcohol in the barrel once and bottled it?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    they tried to make it as much like Scotch as possible. Their good stuff is pretty damn good. But you can find a really good actual Scotch for much cheaper. I do like it that much of it is put into a medicine bottle like something you'd find in a high school chemistry department

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Toki is decent for the price at ~$30. Don't bother if you see it going for $40 though. Whenever i get it the whole bottle generally goes into whiskey sodas.
      But yeah, you can better bourbons etc at the same price.

      Yeah, I got Hibiki Japanese Harmony for $85 a few weeks ago and I wouldn't bother touching Toki.

      My Nikka and Hibiki are both very good if you're willing to spend more money.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Toki is decent for the price at ~$30.
        what about at 34usd

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Acceptable, wouldn't want to pay too much more though.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            thanks for your input. anything similar to it but better, or even just other recs around that price?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              For japanese? Not really. Due to the latest trends and change in the Japanese whisky export rules, anything decent is generally $70+.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                nono, anything at all similar in taste since taste does sound interesting to me (but less weak since apparently that's the problem with it?), or just anything at all that's much better for the price

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Why would something from radioactive sneak attack japs seem more tasty than something from folk that invented bourbon in the first place?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                litearlly this. americans dont realize what they are sitting on (t. canadian) your bourbon is simply some of the best and the most varied oak aged spirit in the entire world. not some of, it defines it. scotch and all that shit plays second fiddle and is boomer meme shit.
                t. been to japan for extended periods a few times. their shochu is their real treasure as a simple and direct exemplification of the starch source. their whisky is an overpriced meme.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                My go-to for okay-tasting cheap whisky is 1792 small batch bourbon

                You're not gonna get decent Irish whisky or scotch in the US without going up to $50+.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    japanese whiskey is pretty good BUT wildly overpriced, an issue with whiskey in general but on steroids for japanese
    I would honestly try to find a sub $100 hibiki and have that be your first japanese whiskey, toki is not that great beyond as a mixer tbh
    if you're lucky you can get it for $80-90

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I got Hibiki Japanese Harmony for $85 a few weeks ago and I wouldn't bother touching Toki.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. No reason to buy it because it's overpriced and honestly not that interesting. I tried the big brands but maybe there's something better but with the thousands of whiskys from everywhere else, why bother?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ohishi any good? i just bought a bottle of 10 year brandycasked because it was half off

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got some of that exact kind a few months ago. It's not bad but I prefer any American whiskey I've tried other than cheap garbage.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's just Irish whiskey with a rice tax.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's good and an absolutely terrible value

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you guys actually distinguish between whiskeys and bourbon? Seems like it's just a competition to see which one is the least disgusting.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >distinguish between whiskeys and bourbon
      Bourbons are a type of whiskey, just like Scotch or Rye.
      >Seems like it's just a competition to see which one is the least disgusting
      That's vodka. Whiskeys have some flavor, but the real problem is that whiskeygays are the most obnoxious alcoholics in the US.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They are completely different drinks with the same name for some reason.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >all jap whiskeys got price bumped because of hibiki
    the 3 posted here aren't that good

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Has nothing to do with hibiki specifically

      Japan's whisky industry had a pretty big downturn from the late 1980s until the mid 2000s, and only from ~2008 onwards did their whisky production start to increase, and popularity of Japanese whisky ALSO happened to pick up at the time, so we're basically hitting a point in time where a lot of people are now looking for Japanese whisky and there simply isn't a massive amount of the stuff available, unless it's the younger stuff, and even that is sought after at this point simply because it's from japan.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Take a bottle of Evan Williams White label into a Japanese bar. Take a bottle of Suntory into an American bar.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    toki fricking sucks, start with hibiki if you're going suntory

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good for highball that's what it was made for

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Japanese whiskey doesnt have to label whether its sourced, so a lot of japanese whiskey just buys scotch and re-labels it.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's just scotch whisky made in Japan. Some of it is pretty good though.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    literal weeaboo bait, you're probably smarter than to fall fo rthat

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oldgay former liquor store manager here. When Japanese whiskey started coming into the market, we couldn't sell it. The hardcore bourbon guys didn't like it, the hardcore scotch guys wouldn't touch it. The "weeb bait" thing sounds funny but there is a lot of truth to it. For every $100 bottle of Japanese whiskey, I can show you a $40 bottle of scotch that will be just as good if not better.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Toki is cheap whiskey for mixed drinks, its not a sipping whiskey. See if you can find a bottle of hibiki 12 somewhere, not the new bullshit no age statement version.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I once had a glass of 12 year old Hibiki and it was just fine. Not bad, but nothing amazing either

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only Irish Whiskey or sometimes Scotch is worth a shit. Anything else is swill.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A bit medicinal, but nice heat and not too overpowering.

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