Distilled spirits have been made in Japan for over 600 years, but even today these drinks remain unknown outside the Land of the Rising Sun. Join shochu and awamori ambassadors Christopher Pellegrini and Stephen Lyman bi-weekly for a deep dive into Japan's best kept secrets. If you enjoy exploring craft spirits from around the world, but think whisky is the most popular Japanese spirit, you are in for a treat with the Japan Distilled podcast.
Best Whiskies in the World?
In this episode we explore how Japan's best whiskies rose from obscurity to beat the best Scotch whiskies in the world in their own backyard.
Revealing the Origins of Japanese Whisky
In this first of a 3 part series, we tackle the origins of Japanese whisky from the samurai's first taste to the collapse of the Japanese whisky industry in the wake of the bubble burst.
The Unexpected World of Japanese Rum
In the 4th episode of the Japan Distilled podcast, your hosts Christopher Pellegrini & Stephen Lyman tackle a completely unexpected and underappreciated Japanese spirit - rum. Japan has a more than 400-year history of commercial sugar cane production thanks to the semi-tropical regions of southern Japan. Yet, Japanese rum as we understand rum did not appear in Japan until the 20th century.
Discover Okinawan Awamori
In the third episode of the Japan Distilled podcast, we introduce you to the mysterious world of Okinawan awamori.
Introducing Japanese Shochu
In this episode of the Japan Distilled podcast, your hosts Christopher Pellegrini and Stephen Lyman introduce you to the wonderful world of shochu, Japan's traditional craft spirit. Most people outside Japan think of sake as Japan's national drink and are more familiar with Japanese whisky, but shochu outsells sake and whisky in Japan. In fact, more shochu is made is Japan every year than tequila in Mexico. But what exactly is it? In this episode you'll find out.
Revealing the Japanese Words of Japan's Native Spirits
In this first episode of the Japan Distilled podcast, learn the Japanese words associated with the Japanese traditional spirits of shochu and awamori.
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