Kikori Sesame Cocktail at Dirty Habit SF

Open Sesame: The Funky Ingredient Finding its way into Your Cocktails

This creation from mixologist Raul Ayala is a contemporary twist on one of his favorite drinks of all time: horchata. “The sesame adds deep notes of richness, nuttiness and layers of savory breezes to the cocktail,” he says. “Sesame works well with Kikori because of its natural oils, aroma and richness.” Get the recipe here.

Steen at Seymour's PS with Kikori Whiskey

KIKORI Profile: Steen Bojsen-Moller

KIKORI Profile // Inspiration from our friends in the hospitality industry to #FindYourBalance As the traditional Japanese folktale of Visu the Woodsman warns us, it is essential to find your balance in the busy whirlwind of life. This is especially important in the hospitality industry, as many days and nights are dedicated to taking care…

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Kikori Whiskey Many Happy Returns Cocktail at Foreign Cinecma

11 HOTTEST COCKTAILS TO DRINK IN BARS NOW: AUGUST 2017

“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…

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Marcus Voglrieder with Kikori Whiskey at Nobu

KIKORI Profile: Marcus Voglrieder, Nobu Restaurants

KIKORI Profile // Inspiration from our friends in the hospitality industry to #FindYourBalance    As the traditional Japanese folktale of Visu the Woodsman warns us, it is essential to find your balance in the busy whirlwind of life. This is especially important in the hospitality industry, as many days and nights are dedicated to taking…

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Kikori at Top of Waikiki

Elite Traveler: Cocktail of the Week: Kikori Higgin’s Highball

Elite Travel chose Higgin’s Highball from Top of Waikiki with Kikori Whiskey, yuzu syrup and shiso leaves as their cocktail of the week!    

Gia St. George at Black Market Liquor Bar

KIKORI Profile: Gia St. George at Black Market Liquor Bar, Studio City

We asked Gia St. George of Black Market Liquor Bar in Studio City how she finds her balance. Q: In the whirlwind of work and personal life, how do you find your balance? It’s definitely a challenge sometimes. One thing I find helpful is to keep my work and my personal life separate. When you…

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KIKORI Profile: Kevin Carlow at Seymour’s, Palm Springs

We asked Kevin Carlow of Seymour’s in Palm Springs what it was like moving from Boston to a little resort town in the desert… – – – Q: You made a big leap from Boston to Palm Springs. What has been the biggest difference being behind the bar in both cities? Well first the similarity,…

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Kikori Calamansi Sour at Irenia

Calamansi Sour at Irenia, Our Drink of the Week!

OC Weekly recommends, “kicking off with a calamansi sour and an order of lumpia. The cocktail makes great use of its ingredients—floral Kikori Japanese rice whisky, tart calamansi syrup and egg white—to offer something that balances the scales between sweet, bitter and strong. But it’s the egg white that gives this tangy drink a smooth, creamy…

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Private club Modernist more “Cheers” than chichi

The San Francisco Chronicle features the private club Modernist and the Kikori Whiskey Pokeball cocktail with salted caramel and aged balsamic vinegar.

This Whisky Is Made Entirely Out of Rice

This Whisky Is Made Entirely Out of Rice (And It’s Damn Good)

“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

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