Sunday, April 2, 2017

“Whisky Rising – the Definitive Guide to the Finest Distillers and Whiskies from Japan” Available Now

Post by Niko Neefs, Osaka

We don’t like to blow our own horn, so we’ll keep this brief. On April 4, the most in-depth book on Japanese whisky ever attempted in any language (this one happens to be in English) will go on sale. Published by Cider Mill Press and written by our head honcho, Stefan Van Eycken, it’s 400 pages chock-full of information with new insights and data on almost every page. The result of more than a decade and a half of immersion in the Japanese whisky scene and based on archival research and countless hours of interviews with distillers past and present, this beautiful full-colour book is available from the usual suspects (online bookstores and the better bookstores in your neighbourhood) for 35 USD or less, depending on where you look.
The day it is launched our head honcho will be lounging on a beach in Italy somewhere, but we grant him his well-deserved vacation after putting this together in between the soup and the potatoes, as they say (i.e. between his full-time job, family commitments and other writing work) in the course of 2016. We’re not going to tell you what’s in it… we don’t want to spoil the surprise. Suffice it to say that everything you ever wanted to know about Japanese whisky (but were afraid to ask?) is in this book. Please join us in congratulating Stefan and spread the word!


CaptinTom said...

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this..

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NineteenEightyTwo said...

Just finished this, and it's really excellent. I published a review on Amazon, but wanted to say "thanks" directly for such a comprehensively-researched and well-written book. There's a good amount of technical detail (most of which went right over my head) balanced by a brisk narrative filled with colorful characters and plot twists. I'm sure I won't be the only one consulting this frequently as a reference for a very long time. Great job- I'd highly encourage all fans of this blog to pick up a copy!

Stefan Van Eycken said...

Many thanks for the kind words. It means a lot to me. It was tough to combine my regular day time job with putting the book together last year, so hearing from readers like yourself how much they are enjoying it, really makes me feel like it was worth the struggle! Thanks for taking the trouble to comment and leave a review on Amazon. Much appreciated!