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GQ Best Stuff: 2017

How does something go from “stuff” to “Best Stuff”? Does it look better than anything like it? Does it work better? Is it essential and enviable? If the answer is “Absolutely!” then it makes the cut. We tested, drove, cooked with, drank, inhaled, and generally delighted in a lot of stuff this year, but this stuff? This…

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New Product Launch: Yuzuri Liqueur

Soh Spirits new product launch, Yuzuri Liqueur.

Kikori & yuzuri at EPLP

KIKORI Profile: Sergio Gonzalez of E.P.&L.P., Los Angeles

  What was the inspiration behind this cocktail? I’m always just trying to make people happy. People inspire me; I want to introduce them to new flavors. What is your favorite element? Definitely the Kikori. It’s a really nice whiskey, you can go a lot of different ways with it. From an old fashioned to…

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Japanese Whisky: A User’s Guide

“Today, there is a full range of Japanese expressions that run the spectrum in flavor, style, and price. Mix up a Japanese high-ball and read on to discover what some of these elegant, world-class whiskies from the East offer.”

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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Esquire: You’ll Be Drinking Maple Syrup Cocktails This Fall

“I wanted to make a drink that was, in the words of my boss, something that I’d want to drink pitchers of,” says McManus.  Find the recipe for the Electric Coolaid on Esquire.

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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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