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Found in translation | Modern Luxury

Found in translation | Modern Luxury

When an ankle injury forced Neyah White, head barman at Nopa, to find a more sedentary profession, he looked to the world of whiskey. Though he was well acquainted with whiskeys from Scotland and bourbons from Kentucky, the field’s two great lodestars, he ended up getting a job as a rep for a Japanese distiller and discovered a frontier of spirit that he barely knew existed—and in the process uncovered a new passion. Japanese whiskeys first caught my own attention several years ago during a visit to Nihon Whisky Lounge, the Tokyo-styled bar on Folsom Street. I discovered that these spirits had depth and complexity but also were extremely gentle. Later I noticed that Japanese single malts were taking home double gold medals in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, for which I am a judge. Currently, the only Japanese whiskeys imported to the United States come from Su...

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