Whiskey Bar

Tokyo Whisky Library

Unlike most Tokyo whisky bars, which are tiny, this shrine to the malt is big and comfortable, with no cover charge. Opened in October 2016, the Whisky Library has a list that runs 73 pages, including four pages of “old bottles”—not just aged whiskies, but bottles that are themselves old, like an Old Pulteney 20-year released in 1988. And many of the 1,200 whiskies on o er aren’t even listed. If you’re seeking a rarity, it’s best to have a conversation with the bartender and hope he finds you worthy of ordering it. If it’s Japanese whisky you’re looking for, you’re in good hands. Though they don’t list any of them, they have several impossible-to-find expressions from cult producer Ichiro’s Malt. To eat, don’t miss the wagyu steak, served in juicy rare slices with a mound of potatoes.

Whiskey Bar Info

5-5-24, Minami-aoyama, Santakiara Kyokai 2F, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan



This review appears in the print edtion of the April 2018 issue.
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review by W. Blake Gray