The Taste of Japanese Whisky 8th Edition

It's Back!

The 13th Japanese whisky tasting at AnimeCon!
The 8th year of doing whisky tastings, the 13th over all tasting (some years we did two of them) and we're looking in to something different to add for this year as well. Fingers crossed.

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 than Scotch which is usually drunk in Europe.
Most of it is due to difference in climate and use of other type of oak or wine barrels.

This year's focus

This year, we are focusing on the Miyagikyo distillery in Sendai, part of the Nikka Whisky group.
We will be de constructing the Miyagikyo single malts and letting you try their Coffey grain whisky as a bonus.
So, what we will be doing, is letting you try the Miyagikyo single malt whisky at normal strength, after which you can try the three Key Malts, the three main distilling/maturing types they use at Miyagikyo distillery to create their perfect single malt for bottling.
We ask you to leave some of each of these whiskies, which we will be pouring at a 55% ABV to combine with the Coffey Grain (Also 55% ABV) in to your own blended whisky.


As an added bonus, we will also feature the extremely rare Miyagikyo Rum Cask Finish and a peated Chichibu to finish with.



This tasting will contain the following whiskies in this order:

  1. Miyagikyou Single Malt
  2. Nikka Key Malt Miyagikyou Fruity and Rich
  3. Nikka Key Malt Miyagikyou Malty and Soft
  4. Nikka Key Malt Miyagikyou Sherry and Sweet
  5. Nikka Key Malt Miyagikyou Woody and Mellow (Coffey grain)
  6. Miyagikyou Rum Cask Finish
  7. Chichibu The Peated 2016


Due to smaller bottle size, we can only accommodate 59 people.


Tickets will be for sale at the Information desk on the day of the event. The tickets price will be €35,-


  • You are not allowed to drive after partaking in the tasting.
  • You have to be 18 years of age or older.
  • You will need to bring your ID and show it to the security people at the door before you are allowed entrance.
  • Taking part in this tasting costs € 35,- to be paid in advance at the Information desk. Max 2 tickets per sale!
  • This event is limited to 59 people. If the limit is reached, you can not attend.





Friday 20:00


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