Sunday, May 20, 2007
Bar info: Nikka Blender's Bar
The Blender's Bar is owned by Nikka, one of the big two Japanese distillers, and is limited to their products. The Blender`s Bar is not cheap. We had two rounds of good whisky for two people, plus the obligatory tiny dish of food.
It cost over 7,000 yen, marginally more expensive than the Argyll, but it is definitely more geared up to the non-expert than some of its independent rivals. There is a "Key malt and Coffey Grain Tasting Set" for 3,000 yen, which allows you to taste a range of six of Nikka's whiskies, from a highly sherried Yoichi to one of Nikka's well regarded single grain whiskies.
The Blenders Bar is next to "Usquebaugh", which is more of an eating and drinking place and, although also owned by Nikka, is run as a totally separate establishment.
Open 5.00pm to 12.30am. Closed Sunday.
Omotesando station, exit B3. Turn left as you come out of the exit. Walk for a bit. Turn left at the corner where the Max Mara shop is. The Blender`s Bar is a few minutes down the road on your left. My Google map. Another map.
5-4-3 Minami Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo.
Address in Japanese characters
ニッカ ブレンダーズ バー
東京都港区南青山5丁目4-31 (Can`t see it?)
Tel ： 03-3498-3338