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May 1, 2022 | Everything Wine And More

Travel the World Through Whisky

Today, no fewer than 32 countries produce whisky. In Bengaluru, India, is the family-owned Amrut Distillery. Although most people wouldn't associate India with world-class whisky, Amrut is slowly changing that perception. Since their star in 1948, Amrut has become a leading innovator in the whisky world. Whether they're experimenting with different grains, or Frankenstein-ing together a cask composed of four different wine casks, they continue to push the boundaries.

In Osaka, Japan, the blending house Kaiyo Whisky purchases spirit and whisky from distilleries around Japan and ages them in their custom mizunara oak casks. Mizunara oak is native to Japan and lacks the oil enzymes of its American counterparts necessary to prevent leaking. This means only a fraction of the spirit that goes into the barrel makes it into the bottle as whisky. The whisky that does end up in a bottle of Kaiyo Mizunara Oak is full of orchard fruit, sandalwood, orange zest, and vanilla.

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