All About Japanese Alcohol at Japan Society

Japan’s Alcohol Traditions: Sake, Shochu, Whisky & More

Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Admission: $15/$12 members, seniors & students

The scope of alcoholic beverages in Japan encompasses traditional drinks like sake as well as Japanese interpretations of historically Western beverages. Japanese whisky, whose early fans included such luminaries as Jean-Paul Sartre and Ian Fleming, is today acclaimed as some of the world’s best. In this day and age, it isn’t even necessary to travel to Japan to enjoy some of the country’s finest alcohol; you can find much of it right here in New York.

At this talk, Stephen Lyman, co-author of The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks: Sake, Shochu, Japanese Whisky, Beer, Wine, Cocktails and Other Beverages, will be your personal guide to Japan’s alcohol traditions.

A book sale and signing as well as a sampling of Japanese drinks will follow the talk.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

To purchase tickets, please visit Japan Society’s website.

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