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The 16th Japanese whisky tasting at AnimeCon! The 10th year of doing whisky tastings, the 16th overall tasting (some years we did two of them). Yes, even online, our tradition will persist! This year, during our AnimeCon @ Home edition, the whiskies will be sent directly to your house in sample-sized, durable plastic bottles. Don’t open them up just yet, though! As always, Niels will guide you through the tasting and tell you all about these delightful whiskies through AnimeCon’s live stream on June 7th, which can be found on both Twitch and our Facebook page.

3rd Whisky producing country in the world!

Japan is the 3rd whisky producing country of the world, after Scotland and the USA. Besides some rather, shall we say, undrinkable whisky, Japan produces whisky of high quality and some of those with a different flavour profile than the Scotch one, which is usually drunk in Europe. Most of it is due to difference in climate, wild yeasts and a superior selection of barrels.


This year's focus

This year, we are focusing on the 2nd largest whisky company in Japan, so we will be featuring some blends from Nikka Whisky; four to be exact. We'll be letting you try some of their hard-to-get spring and autumn limited releases from 2017, 2018 and 2019 from Niels's private collection.

We do realize that four bottles of blended whisky make a poor tasting line-up, so we are adding one more blend to the line-up, a 900 bottle limited batch strength blend from Mars, featuring a scene from a manga and their Tsunuki warehouse. Of course, a tasting with just blends is a little bland, so we're closing off with 3 single malts! A 3-year old ex-sherry and souchu cask Akashi and two stellar malts from Mars! Oh, by the way, yes, you did read that correctly, we're having an 8 shot whisky tasting this year!

This tasting will contain the following whiskies in this order:

  1. Nikka Black Nikka - Deep Blend (2018)
  2. Nikka Black Nikka - Aromatic Blend (2017)
  3. Nikka Black Nikka - Deep Blend Night Cruise (2019)
  4. Nikka Black Nikka - Rich Blend Extra Sherry (2018)
  5. Mars The Red Turtle 2019 Cask strength Blend
  6. Mars Komagatake Single Malt Special Edition 2019
  7. Eigashima Akashi 3yo Imo Souchu Sherry cask 2020
  8. Mars Komagatake Single Malt Double Cellars 2019 edition (5yo)

We only have enough whisky for 65 people. Tickets will be for sale for €40.00 through Your Ticket Provider. This price includes the packaging and shipping costs (within the Netherlands), but unfortunately doesn't include YTP's processing fees. Please note that if you would like to have the whisky package delivered outside the Netherlands, you may be charged extra at a later date. Tickets will be for sale right here from May 22nd 20:00 until May 31st 23:59 (CEST).
The Whisky Tasting will take place on Sunday June 7th, 18:00 (CEST) in our live stream!


Tickets will be for sale through Your Ticket Provider. The ticket price will be € 40,-. This price includes the packaging and shipping costs, but doesn't include YTP's processing fees.


  • You are not allowed to drive after partaking in the tasting.
  • You have to be 18 years of age or older.
  • Taking part in this tasting costs € 40,- Your Ticket Provider fees excluded, to be paid in advance through Your Ticket Provider. Max 2 tickets per sale!
  • You must provide a proper address so that we can ship the whisky samples to you. If provide us with an address located outside the Netherlands, we will contact you later to discuss additional shipping costs.
  • Participation for this event is limited to 65 people. If the limit is reached, you cannot buy a ticket and receive the whisky samples. You will, however, be able to watch Niels's lecture through our live stream.


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