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Christopher Pellegrini, Stephen Lyman
Japan Distilled
Distilled spirits have been made in Japan for over 600 years, but even today these drinks remain unknown outside the Land of the Rising Sun. Join shochu and awamori ambassadors Christopher Pellegrini and Stephen Lyman bi-weekly for a deep dive into Japan's best kept secrets. If you enjoy exploring craft spirits from around the world, but think whisky is the most popular Japanese spirit, you are in for a treat with the Japan Distilled podcast.
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0 stars from 72 ratings
An enjoyable deep dive
It’s a joy to follow the hosts journey of discovery into the varied world of Japanese spirits. With unique characteristics but also analogies to other spirit traditions it’s a subject that many people with food or beverage interests would find rewarding. Stephen and Chris’s obvious love for...Read full review »
Sam Seagez via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/02/24
Wild about Shochu
I have learned so much about Japanese spirits and how to drink them.
Casey Angelova via Apple Podcasts · Bulgaria · 09/28/23
Fantastic, in-depth exploration
Christopher and Steven are true enthusiasts. Explore the varied regions of Japan through a glass with them as guides.
AKalthoff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/22
Recent Episodes
In episode 71 our host Stephen Lyman is joined by James Beard Award Winning Author and Journalist, Emma Janzen to talk about the similarities, differences, histories, and culture behind two of the world's most fascinating indigenous spirits traditions: agave spirits and koji spirits.
Published 01/26/24
Published 01/26/24
In episode 70, Stephen reflects on succession challenges in small family distilleries on his first solo podcast for Japan Distilled. 
Published 12/14/23
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