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What distinguishes Kikori is that it’s distilled from rice, whereas most whiskeys are made from other grains: malted barley, corn, wheat, rye. (Whether “rice whiskey” qualifies as a true whiskey, rather than an aged version of the Japanese spirit shochu, is a matter that’s been debated in spirits circles. But for our purposes, whiskey it is.) Find the complete list of recipes at Food & Wine.
“Bar manager Nicky Beyries continues to push the boundaries with elegant deliciousness at Foreign Cinema, from a rare Japanese whisky selection (like a stunning 30-year-old Mars Shinshu Komagatake whisky) to a raicilla spirits selection from Jalisco, Mexico. On the Japanese whisky front, she plays with Kikori whisky in the Many Happy Returns, a clear, silky cocktail where pineapple gomme syrup and house bergamot bitters enhance the lighter, rice-based whiskey, while white sage adds an herbaceous, garden whisper—perfect over dinner watching foreign and arthouse films on the wall in the restaurant’s iconic outdoor patio.” Red the complete list on Liquor.com
“Rice is nothing new to whiskey production. It has been a casual player in experimental whiskies here and there in the U.S., usually as a minor ingredient in one-off bourbon recipes. But to date no all-rice whiskey has ever been made. That is, until now.” – Men’s Journal