Drop by San Francisco’s #1 Craft Spirits Store, The Epicurean Trader, for an opportunity to see what all the craze is about with Japanese Whiskies!
We will be pouring whiskey from both their Yoichi Distillery and their Miyagiko Distillery.
The Yoichi Distillery, located northernmost of Japan’s four principal islands, was chosen by Masataka Taketsuru as his direct distillery due to it’s numerous reminders of Scotland which convinced him that this should be the home of Japanese Whisky. This distillery produces rich, peaty and masculine malt. The whisky gets its distinct aroma and body from direct heating distillation, in which the pot stills are heated with finely powdered natural coal–the traditional method that is hardly ever used today, even in Scotland.
The Miyagikyo Distillery, also in northern Japan, was selected for whisky production because of its clean air, just the right humidity for storage, and abundant underground water filtered through a layer of peat.
We will also be offering samples of other whiskies from the Nikka Japanese whisky line.
ABOUT THE EPICUREAN TRADER
The Epicurean Trader was recently named ‘Best Spirits Store in the Bay Area’ by San Francisco Magazine; is one of the top-rated specialty food stores in San Francisco; and has also been named ‘Best Neighborhood Market in San Francisco’.
We are dedicated entirely to craft products: craft spirits; organic and sustainable wines; farmstead cheeses and charcuterie; small batch chocolates, coffees, teas and pantry items.
We hand select artisan products from across America for their dedication to the craft, their incredible flavors and fusions, natural ingredients and beautiful packaging.
Our goal is to be a brand ambassador for these smaller brands, sharing their unique stories, and bringing many of them to San Francisco for the first time.
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