25 minutes | Nov 30, 2021

Japanese whisky: One steep sip

After spending decades in relative obscurity, Japanese whisky is finally getting global appreciation for its masterful flavors. Global demand is high, with prices to match. There’s just one problem: There’s no technical definition of Japanese whisky, or formal system to regulate it. Does it matter if not all Japanese whisky is strictly from Japan?

Episode art: Photograph by Eric Helgas, styling by Alex Citrin-Safadi

Transcript: https://qz.com/2062940

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