Monday, May 18, 2015

Japanese Whisky Update: Mid-May 2015

Some very disturbing news regarding Nikka whisky has come out this week. I won't go into details here; I'll just provide the following link:

Informative article at Whiskies R Us

In summary: Asahi, which owns Nikka, is planning to raise prices across the board and much like Suntory's price increases, they are ridiculous. On top of this, there are credible reports, yet not official, that all age-statement single malts from Miyagikyo and Yoichi will be gone in the near future and may not return for several years. This is most likely due to depleted stocks.

Just as people have gotten completely caught up in the Japanese whisky craze, things are falling apart for true lovers of Japanese malts...

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