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

kikori whiskey blood orange sour on rue daily

Rue Daily Entertaining: Kikori Whiskey Blood Orange Sour

“Kikori Whiskey is aged in barrels that are only lightly charred, resulting in a whiskey is lighter and exceptionally smooth, so it’s perfect for a cocktail.” – Rue Daily

Kikori whiskey cocktail at bitter & twisted


Bitter & Twisted serves the Bear Witness with Kikori Whiskey, lemon, grapefruit, yuzu marmalade and pink peppercorn honey syrup, in an empty honey bear!  See the the full list at    

Kikori whiskey featured in forbes magazine

7 Sensational Cocktail Bars Around The World To Have A Drink In, According To A Whiskey Maker

Forbes contributor, Breanna Wilson, believes that “…Soh Woods is exactly who you want to trust when it comes to finding the best cocktails and cocktail bars around the world.” Find the full list on Forbes.

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5 Best Japanese Whiskies You Should Try

“Japanese whisky has been among the best whiskey in the world for a long time now, and these bottles are some of the best drams available.”-  

Kikori whiskey featured in beverage media

Managing the Wall of Whiskey

Beverage Media Magazine explains the importance of whiskey organization because, “Brown goods are where the green is – ” 

Kikori Whiskey in sunset magazine best of the west

Sunset Magazine: Best of the West

Our founder, Ann Soh Woods, is featured in Sunset Magazine’s March 2017 issue  “Best of the West” round up, along side our signature Shishito Sour cocktail.  

kikori and meredith hayman at Michael's SM

KIKORI Profile: Meredith Hayman at Michael’s, Santa Monica

We asked MEREDITH HAYMAN of Michael’s Santa Monica about her thoughts on the industry and how she spends her downtime. Here’s what she had to say: – – – Q: You are very well regarded in the industry. What does hospitality mean to you? When you come into my bar I want you to feel…

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