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Japanese master blender creates a whiskey inspired by local bars

A whiskey with a totally different concept created by a Japanese master blender inspired by local bars, ahaatas and chakhnas.

This is not just any whiskey. Oaksmith Gold is a blend of several elements. First, it has three types of whiskies-certainly a blended whisky made by a Japanese blender has to be good. We have bourbon and aged scotch, with spirits made from fine grains.

All this blended by a Japanese master blender who has been the creator of some of the most prolific and coveted whiskies, such as Yamazaki and Hibiki. We are talking about Shinji Fukuyo.

Fukuyo traveled all the way to India to find inspiration and create the whisky. In India he visited local bars to understand the country’s drinking culture. These bars are known as ahaatas, bars where no liquor is sold or served, but instead customers can bring their own bottle. In addition, you can try chakhnas (snacks) and join the crowd at these places.

Magandeep Singh, India’s renowned sommelier, shares his thoughts on this whisky. The result is a whisky with a dusty nose, light woody notes, ripe and lush, but with a restrained feel on the palate, smooth throughout and generously long on the finish.

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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