Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hop Revolution Whiskies

Post by Stefan of Tokyo Whisky Hub.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about a brand new event called Hop Revolution. We also wrote there would be whiskies available selected by the people at Whisk-e. I'm happy to report there will be some amazing drams at unbeatable prices at the event, so even if beer is not your thing, the whiskies alone are worth the trip to Shibuya. For one coin (500 yen), you'll get to try the likes of the Arran 1997 Rowan Tree, Springbank 12yo Sherry, Hazelburn C.V., Benriach 10yo Peated and 12yo, Glendronach 12yo, Bladnoch 9yo Peated and 10yo Sherry, and more. For a mere 1,000 yen, you can choose from Arran Manager's Choice 1996, Springbank Rundlets & Kilderkins, Glendronach 18yo and a selection of Peerless bottlings (Caol Ila 1983, Miltonduff 1984, Linkwood 1989) and for the same price you can get half-shots of bottles that you would normally have to seriously cripple your bank account for: Springbank 32yo, Benriach 1972 for the Bar Show, Glendronach 1971 (that would set you back well over 50,000 yen for a bottle!) and the long-gone Ballindalloch School of Malt 1976. They will also be bringing the Oceans and Stellar Selection range that we raved about a little while ago.
If you haven't got your ticket to part 1 of the event yet, I've got some bad news for you: they're all gone, and there won't be any tickets sold on the day. Don't despair, though: you will still be able to get into part 2, but it will be on a first-come, first-in basis (you can get your number at the door from 1pm). So just treat yourself to a nice, early lunch - and as far as the afternoon is concerned... well, you've got nothing to worry about: Hop Revolution will take care of you!

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