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    Suntory Time!

    Brian Butterfield
    Aug 8, '10 8:33 AM EST

    Japan has some damn good whiskey, and if I was allowed to check youtube at work I would make sure this is the right clip, but here it is anyway,
    For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.



    This is the first barrel from the first batch of Yamazaki Single Malt ever produced (1920's I think).


    After the tour we got free whiskey even though it was barely past Noon, I was game for one or two but most of the people on the tour put down 4 or 5 highballs in about 30 minutes - impressive and rather odd at the same time. Nearby is the Oyamizaki Museum, a european style villa with a Tadao Ando designed addition to house several Monet paintings.

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