Reviews
One of the only resources discussing these fantastic Japanese spirits.
BrentonP via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/22
As a sake professional here in Santa Fe New Mexico, I’m thrilled to have found this podcast. The restaurant I work at is finally going to have a full license bar, and that is going to lead me down a new rabbit hole of information that I love. Thanks for all you have done and please keep doing it!...Read full review »
Muchos Arigatos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/22
So much information, a new world.
newtoshochu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/12/22
There is a wealth of information here—a must for anyone truly interested in Japanese alcohol, from experts in the subject.
J.Kusp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/22
This podcast is a great entertaining and easy to understand intro to Japanese spirits.
TommyMet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/29/22
Thank you for making this digestible and incredibly informative
winebowboy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/22
The best podcast for lovers of all spirits. In depth and very interesting but also pleasant to listen to and not daunting
Evho85 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/22
These guys are geniuses! They know their stuff and present it in such a passionate and easy to follow way. They take a class of spirit that is little known and make you want to learn everything you can about it.
spirits sales rep via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/22
Are incredible. One listen will drag you in.
MarkCarlson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/22
This podcast has taught me so much in such a short amount of time. Chris and Stephen are clearly some of the most passionate and qualified folks studying the world of Japanese spirits on the planet earth. I’ve now started my shochu and awamori journey purely because of this podcast, and with...Read full review »
CONNORPM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/21
Christopher and Stephen manage to take all of their deep, deep knowledge of Japanese spirits and turn it into a highly enjoyable and very approachable podcast on the topic. Highly recommended for anyone who wants an education on any topic related to Japanese booze!
misterkevdv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/02/21
Christopher and Stephen have written the books on shōchū and awamori and in Japan Distilled, they bring an easy going and easy listening style to a wide range of distilled Japanese drinks. I often listen to episodes a number of times and find something new on each listening. Two blokes I’d love...Read full review »
Rodfrom3218 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/30/21
If you are involved in any aspect of the drinks industry or have any interest in the food culture of Japan, this is a can’t-miss podcast! The episodes are deep-dives into fascinating information and history that’s difficult to find in English anywhere else, but still manage to be incredibly...Read full review »
zoisite vindaloo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/02/21
Very informative yet approachable examination of Japanese spirits. If you're unfamiliar with Shochu and Awamori like me but you love spirits you need to give this podcast a listen and you'll be searching them out in no time!Read full review »
David E. S. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/21
Chris and Stephen are the foremost experts on shochu in English and do a great job sharing on this podcast. They go into a lot more detail than you can find elsewhere online (and sometimes more than in their books). If you’re even a bit interested in shochu or other Japanese distilled drinks,...Read full review »
Jamo199 via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 07/20/21
This is a great podcast for people who are interested in shochu, whisky, or sake. Especially for folks outside Japan.
tuyenvo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/21
1812年の長崎出島から始まった日本国産クラフトジンについて語られている第16回を最初に聴きました。それから奄美の黒糖焼酎、薩摩の芋焼酎、熊本の米焼酎、次々と。日本古来の焼酎文化を英語で発信してくれていること、深く感謝申し上げます。誠にありがとうございます。
priusdesign via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 07/08/21
Fantastic podcast. I’ve listened to every ep so far and follow their channels so I don’t miss the updates. Stephen and Christopher are pros and very knowledgeable, and their chemistry makes the podcast fun to listen to.
Riffmasterflash via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/21
These guys dig deep! If you have any questions about the difference between sake and shochu, the difference between imo shochu or kome shochu, or what to sip while curling up with a good book, this is the podcast for you. Chris and Stephen are both incredibly knowledgeable and the podcast is...Read full review »
MyTwoYen via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 05/20/21
The hosts are super knowledgable, funny, and easy to listen to. Their hands-on experience with Japanese liquor from the production stage all the way through distribution and consumption means they always have fascinating anecdotes and insights. Great if you’re into alcohol, but also an excellent...Read full review »
BJ Rabbit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/21
For a history lover that also has a soft spot for Japanese spirits, this podcast has the perfect balance. I have lived in Japan for 15 years and learned quite a bit from the episode’s.
goyabuckeye via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/21
It’s great to have reliable and true information by professionals
Papaloapan via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 02/16/21
Learning about Japanese spirits from the pros while keeping it lighthearted is a winning combo. Highly recommended!
coolguy9474 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/21
A great podcast with Japanese spirits industry professionals, clear concise and incredibly informative information!
Potstilled via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/02/21
I’ve been enjoying Stephen Lyman’s and Christopher Pellegrini’s writing and work at Kanpai.us for some time now. Distilling his work combined with banter and experiences in Japan is absolute gold for this “Nipponophile”. Thank you and I look forward to many more episodes and cultural lessons.
Doc Quixote via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/21
Just listened to the Awamori episode and it was a fascinating mix of history, drinks info, and personal anecdotes from two very knowledgable pros. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Relentless Prosperity via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/21
Congratulations on a great podcast! Excited to learn all about shochu from Christopher and Stephen!
Urbansake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/21
You’ve really set the bar high! Looking forward to hearing and learning more.
subajogu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/21
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