This Japanese whiskey was voted the best in the world. Best. In. The. World. From Japan. You may have heard the Japanese have wholeheartedly dived into whiskey making and gotten damn good at it. Sherry cask you ask? Yup. They aren’t locked into the tradition of the Scots, god bless them, so they can branch out to sherry casks or whatever else they want. I like this. We can count on the Scots to make the classics just like we count on the Germans to make beer the old way, while we get to enjoy the creativity of the Japanese, Californians, and everyone else going outside the cask.