Not only are noodle type dishes are famous in Japan but also Japanese whiskey cocktails are admired and loved throughout the world as well. Japanese expect top quality in everything and so is with these cocktails. Let us identify the list of the best Japanese Whiskey Cocktails by digging deeper into it. For sure the list includes only the best!
1. Ohishi Brandy Cask Whiskey
It is one of a kind product that is extracted from rice. In a similar manner, the Japanese yet another famous spirit Shochu. The usual Japanese cocktails are extracted from malted grains but the story here is different as it uses rice. It is also served with flavors such as jasmine tea, fennel, and candied orange. Though it is not looked up to as a whiskey in Japan, people in the US always label it as so. The bright and floral-colored cocktail just bears the flavor of the grape essence. The flavors are plenty but the quality is never compromised anyways!
2. Suntory Hibiki Harmony
A product of Suntory are mainly famous for the aging process. Not all the Japanese Whiskey cocktails are aged drinks but this drink is kept and stowed away in wooden containers for a minimum of 5 years. Some of the wood that makes up the barrell consists of American white oak, Mizunara, and Sherry casks. Of them all, the Mizunara is a rare wood of Japan. At the initial stages, the drink remains plain and as years pass by the orange oil flavor mixes well with it. The citrus taste gives a great feel to our tongue and most people never leave even a sip if it! It is comparatively cheaper and taste-wise awesome! It can be considered as one of the best Japanese whiskey cocktails!
3. Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky
This Irish based whiskey is distilled in a Coffey still. It is liked by plenty of people as for how scotch is preferred! It also has many flavors including candied pineapple, dried apricot, cornbread, and malt. It also comes with honey to give a great taste! The rare distillation process makes it one of the most sought cocktails of Japan! Not all Japanese Whiskey cocktails are different in every aspect but this Nikka Coffey Malt is Whiskey is so! The honey brings smoothies on the tongue and the flavors are exotic!
4. Mars Shinshu Iwal Japanese Whisky
It came into existence after the people in Japan got inspired by the American whiskeys. Yes, it is aged in barrels made of ex-bourbon. The flavor resembles Kentucky products as it has malted corn and barley. While it is served, it includes Vanilla bean, charred oak, cinnamon spice and cream of corn to give a nice finish to the drink. The Mars Shinshu Iwai Japanese Whiskey is usually served old-fashioned to retain the tradition. It is also used in strong cocktails to make up an extraordinary drink!
5. Ohishi Sherry Cask Whiskey
The cocktail is aged in sherry barrels and over time it darker in color. The barrel imparts a nutty and buttery taste to the drink and it has flavors such as nutmeg, stone fruits, buttered biscuits, and vanilla. Nothing looks good after you see the dark outside and favored cocktails of Japan. As the name suggests, the drink is rich with a buttered nutty taste of Sherry!
6. Taketsuru Malt
This 17 years old malt is purely from the Japanese tradition and is named after Mr. Masataka Taketsuru who is the father and founder of Japanese Whiskey. People say that it is a luxurious drink and only who drink it know the reason! The luxurious cocktail from the father of Japanese Whisky is always preferred as a solo drink by not mixing with any!
7. Yamazaki Japanese Whiskey
It is usually regarded as a liquid gold among the Japanese whiskey cocktails. The drink has been awarded the best whiskey in the world and thus it goes short of supply often. Most people grab the drink as soon as they see it with a hope that they may not get it the next time!
We generally never consider Japan as a place to produce whiskey cocktails! To our wonder, it is! Not only that the most flavored and famous varieties are also made here!