Five of the best Asian whiskies

Nikka Taketsuru 17-year-old, 43% abv A full-bodied blend of two single malts — “a peaty one (Yoichi) and a sweeter one (Miyagikyo)”, according to Endo — that is named after Nikka’s founder, Masatka Taketsuru, who studied whisky-making in Scotland in the 1920s. “It’s not overwhelming an overwhelming spirit”, says Endo. “It’s smooth with a sweetness […]