Tasting #28 Recap: Japanese Ramen Dinner & Whisky


On Wednesdays, February 6 & 13, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had two really fun evenings at Hamlet & Ghost in Saratoga Springs. The focus of the dinner and tasting was Japanese Whisky, many of it brought back from Japan during the Saratoga Whiskey Club Trip to Japan in November of 2018.

The evening started with a Sapporo beer and potstickers. This was follow by a full Ramen dinner course and 9 Japanese whiskies. Five of the 9 whiskies were brought from Japan. There were 38 members in attendance.

Here is a list of the whiskies we tasted:

  • Yamazaki 12 Year
  • Hakushu 12 Year
  • Hibiki Japanese Harmony Masters Select
  • Nikka Tsuru
  • Ichiro’s Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve
  • Mars Komagatake Limited Edition 2018
  • Akashi Eigashima White Oak Sake Cask 3 Year
  • Nikka From The Barrel
  • Kaiyo Cask Strength

For scores from the tasting, please go to Scores

Here are some photos from the evenings: