LuxeGetaways Magazine – Fall/Winter 2017 | Dave Broom is an internationally acclaimed drinks writer who has been writing on the subject for 25 years as both a journalist and author. He has won numerous awards and written ten books, including The World Atlas of Whisky, now in its second edition. He is regarded as one of the world’s foremost writers on Japanese whisky, and the perfect person to provide LuxeGetaways with some insight on where to best enjoy some of this whisky that he loves so much when traveling through Japan.
Over his two-plus decades in the field, he has built up a considerable international following with regular training/educational visits to Japan, France, Holland, Scandinavia, Germany, Africa and North America. He is actively involved in whisky education, and works as a consultant to major distillers on tasting techniques as well as training professionals and the public. Broom has also worked with Suntory in developing a language of tasting that communicates Japanese concepts to English speaking audiences.
Dave Broom is proud to be releasing his most recent book this season, The Way of Whiskey, which is sure to be another hit. This beautifully written book, photographed by Kohei Take, provides an intimate look at his personal journey around Japan’s whisky distilleries discovering what makes Japanese whisky distinct, and how it links to the country’s culture. With all of these recent travels, Broom was a wealth of information when it came to chatting about the food and drink options in Japan. Here are a few of his favorite bars around Japan when you begin planning your own getaway.
“Japan has the greatest whisky bars in the world,” says Broom. “It also has the most, so it’s impossible to list them all here, but here are a few of my favorite places to visit.”
Bar Augusta – Osaka
Bar High Five – Tokyo
Bar Rocking Chair – Kyoto
Bar Zoetrope – Tokyo
Star Bar Ginza – Tokyo