Everyone knows that the Japanese do things better. In life, in general, they just know how to do it better.
And when it comes to drinks and drinking, that is doubly true.
Drink as though you’re in Japan
Japan has a rich and varied drinks industry that includes everything from shochu, sake, whisky, beer, wine and many cocktails. They have a long history of making these and each is uniquely Japanese.
Culture and mindset blend seamlessly when it comes to craft in Japan. If you look into their business practices and how they actually produce their drinks, there is a big emphasis on wider culture. For example, whisky brand Hibiki puts a lot of focus on Harmony, whish itself is a major part of Japanese culture.
How to drink
The culture of drinking in the country is very different as well. Over here, you might see a mixologist throwing stuff around, slopping drinks into glasses and generally being very dramatic when making cocktails. But in Japan, it’s an art form. There’s a delicate precision to how they make drinks and bartenders are highly respected.
It’s fascinating to understand how other cultures enjoy alcohol, and with The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks, you can learn all about how they do it in Japan. Written by Stephen Lyman and Chris Bunting, it is full of useful and interesting knowledge about the country and how they drink.
This book will show you how they create drinks as well as providing a bar guide should you ever visit the country. It is an immersive book that explores so many aspects of how the Japanese enjoy drinking.
Both authors are well versed in Japanese culture. Lyman has spent years learning about Japanese drinking culture and holds titles to match. He is well able to help readers understand the intricacies of Japanese drinking culture.
If you’re interested in Japanese whisky or the wider drinks industry, then this is definitely the book for you. Perfect for enjoying alongside a Hibiki Highball.