Japanese whisky was the topic for an unusual event hosted by the Monte-Carlo Whisky Society on Thursday evening.
Anita and Dario Di Sotto had selected the Japanese Garden as the venue, and it was in the perfectly-suited surroundings of the iconic garden that Keita Minari of Beam Suntory introduced a selection of six fine Japanese whiskeys to appreciative members.
The star of the evening was an 18 year-old single malt from the Yamazaki distillery, Japan’s first distillery that first opened in 1923. However, the quality of all six whiskeys was exceptional, everyone agreed. In fact, Japanese whiskeys are becoming so popular that there’s a problem of supply, Mr Minari said. Sushi was served by Fairmont Monte Carlo.