The definitive book on Japanese whisky and a constant reference point for The Oak Barrel.
Explaining the history of Japanese whisky from its very early years right through the post-war explosion and into the current hype, Stefan Van Eycken is one of the world's leading authorities on the subject.
Growing up in Belgian and Scotland, Stefan has lived in Japan for two decades. He became one of the world’s preeminent authorities on Japanese whisky as the Chief Editor of online recourse Nonjatta, which was responsible for the mythical Ghost bottlings – world class and affordable expressions that are now near-unobtainable on the secondary market. His book, Whisky Rising, was released in 2017 and it is considered, by The Oak Barrel and many others, as the definitive resource for understanding the industry.
- Stefan van Eckyen