As part of the Evening Standard's London Food Month Tonkotsu Mare Street are holding an exclusive Whisky Materclass.
Join David Wrigley, Tonkotsu’s Head of Drinks for a specialist tasting of rare Japanese whiskies, including: Hakushu Bourbon
Barrel Miyagikyo, 15yo Ichiros Double Distillery and Yamasaki Puncheon.
Japanese whisky is the hottest of hot properties in the world of drinks. Over the course of a few years Japan’s whisky industry has undergone a transformation from the punchline of a bad joke to an international phenomenon. David Wrigley, Anzu’s resident whisky boffin, will guide you through some of his favourite Japanese expressions and match them to delicious Japanese dishes from Tonkotsu's kitchen.
You’ll discuss the origins of whisky in Japan and the differing philosophies of the big players Suntory and Nikka. Talk about the legendary
defunct distilleries like Karuizawa and Young Turks like Chichibu who are emerging from the shadow of the giants. They’ll also be talk about whisky more generally: how it’s made, where it comes from and how whiskies differ with climate, culture and the individual distiller’s approach.