Hard Drinkers Guide to the Best Japanese Whiskey Brands

Every drinker has got list of alcoholic beverage from countries they want to consume; here is an article about the best Japanese whisky brands hard drinkers should look into that has been gaining consumers worldwide for having the most distinctive taste that leaves you wanting more!

For those situated in countries that have yet store access to these brands, better check Boteru website which sells and ships for your convenience.

More than just “sake”

Japan has a reputation of having people with high alcohol tolerance in conjunction to the fact that drinking is part of their culture. Traditionally, restaurants / bars offer “sake” or rice wine, a customary Japanese drink. But due to changes in preference of tourist and citizens alike as well as a climate that seemingly looks for greater booze content than sake’s, distilleries namely Miyagikyo, Hakushu, Yoichi and Suntory distillery have begun introducing whiskies having 30% and above liquor composition. Imagine that!

Here is a list of whiskies from said bourbons:

Note that the older the “age” / latest the edition of whisky, the more pricey.


  • Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt


  • The Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve (Single Malt)
  • The Hakushu 18 years old
  • The Hakushu 12 years old


  • Nikka Coffey Malt
  • Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 years old
  • Nikka Coffey Grain
  • Nikka Taketsuru 17 years old


  • Yamazaki Limited Edition 2016
  • Yamazaki Limited Edition 2016
  • Yamazaki 18 years old
  • Yamazaki 12 years old

Quick Tips in Chugging Whisky

You may have known about the best of Japanese whiskies but let’s face it, not all hard drinkers are whisky pro’s; some are uninitiated. Before getting all excited to try one Nikka whisky single malt Yoichi, be weary of the following so as not to waste your money:

Tip #1: Most of you prefer (hard drinks) on the rocks but did you know that ice stultifies the flavor of whisky or any booze at that? It also reduces the warmth of whisky barring its rich flavor and freezing its aroma. Put on ice in moderation, one cube will do.

Tip #2: Taking whisky without any chase or ice is not good for you senses as it is the reason behind all numbness. If you do not want to “suffer” on this level, add droplets of water.

Tip #3: Drinks may be a social enabler but overdoing such can cause harm or suggest violence to some. Especially with the 40 percent alcohol composition Hakushu Japanese whisky!