My plan was to try the Essence of Suntory range at the Yamazki Distillery but unfortunately the day I was travelling to the distillery from Fukuoka the Earthquake hit Osaka. I was on the Shinkansen about 150km South the time it struck and didn’t feel it. Yamazaki distillery closed for the day and I couldn’t get to my booking at White Oak Distillery as all trains were stopped for about 6 hours.
To live with earthquakes as just a part of life is something I image you could never get used to. I was chatting with a mate (@alohawhisky) and he was showing my some of his bottles and I said ‘you need some shelves to get them off the ground’ and he reminded me about the earthquakes.
The day before the earthquake I tried the Suntory Hakushu Rye. I know nothing about Rye but It was definitely some different and unexpected form Suntory. ❤️ to everyone who was effected by the quake and recent floods in Japan.