All the Rage Japanese Whiskey Takes Manhattan and St. Marks Wine and Liquor Has Them

The NY Times has taken notice of the fine whisky produced in Japan.  Of course, St. Marks Wine and Liquor has noticed too, which is we carry a wide selection from Suntory and Nikka.  Here is a clip of the NY Times article:

Hibiki Japanese Whiskey at St. Marks Wine and LiquorWhile America’s interest in Japanese whiskey is new, the product itself is not. The Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii established Japan’s first whiskey distillery in 1923 in Yamazaki, an area prized for its pure, soft water and lush, misty climate. Eleven years later, Masataka Taketsuru, a former Suntory employee, created the Nikka distillery in Yoichi, taking advantage of an underground water source, filtered through peat, as well as proximity to the Sea of Japan, which lends Nikka whiskey its stringent, salty character. After decades of development, the distilleries burst onto the global market — Suntory in the 1990s and Nikka in 2012 — to great success. This past year, Suntory’s Yamazaki 25 Year won “World’s Best Single Malt Whisky” at the competitive World Whiskies Awards, and Nikka has taken the “World’s Best Blended Malt” the last four years running with its Takesuru 17 and 21 Year bottles. Read the rest from the NY Times...