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ウィスキーラウンドテーブル (Whisky Round table ) round 12 – Chez ‘Nonjatta’

8 May 2011 Written by:

this month our host is Chris Bunting from the excellent “Nonjatta” blog, which is THE blog for Japanese whisky. Chris is a journalist and writer based in Japan , and recently published an excellent book name  “Drinking Japan” which deals with the drinking culture, and drinking options and venues in Japan. A real source of information.

joining Chris are the 12 whisky knights:

Chris – Nonjatta
Keith – Whisky Emporium
Karen & Matt – Whisky For Everyone
Ruben – Whisky Notes
Mark – Glasgow’s Whisky (And Ale)
Neil & Joel – Caskstrength.net
Lucas & Chris – Edinburgh Whisky Blog
Jason – Guid Scotch Drink
Gal – Whisky Israel
Mike – Whisky Party
Peter – The Casks
Joshua – The Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society

Chris has chosen a really thought provoking, question :

“The socialite and art collector Peggy Guggenheim used to pour bottles of cheap blended whisky into premium bottles and, presumably, laugh down her sleeve at those sniffing and simpering over her drams.

How confident are you of your whisky tasting skills?

Is there any purpose to the pursuit of objectivity in whisky tasting (unless you work in the industry) or does it suck the joy out of a essentially subjective experience?

Is it possible to categorise a sip in words and is something lost or gained in that process?”

Visit Nonjatta to read what the 12 whisky knights thought about this subject. A truly interesting read.


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