KIKORI Profile: Matt McKinney of The Hobbit, Los Angeles

What was the inspiration behind this cocktail? I love the elegance of Kikori, it’s more delicate and refined so I didn’t want to do anything that overpowered it. I wanted to let the Whiskey speak for itself and keep the flavor intact. I instinctively knew that it would go great with grapefruit, so we decided…

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KIKORI Profile: Trevor Nare of Q Sushi, Los Angeles

We sat down with Trevor Nare of Q Sushi in Los Angeles, the creator of the Biru Old Fashioned, and asked him a few questions…   Q: What was the inspiration behind this cocktail? The inspiration for the Biru Old Fashion came while enjoying my favorite Hefeweizen. I love a good white ale or hef during the…

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Make These Smooth Summer Cocktails with Rice Whiskey

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…

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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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