FrankIn love with whiskies for 28 years.Traveling all over the world for good whiskies.
IvoIn love with whiskies for 16 years.Married his wife because she likes whiskies too.
Trying out Japanese whiskies! Whisky maniacs from Holland.
Whisky loving brothers-in-law.
Frank (enjoying whiskies for 28 years) and Ivo (same for 16 years) are brothers-in-law and they are both into whiskies. They've come all the way to Japan from Holland to try out some of the best Japanese whiskies.
Named the daughter after a whisky??
Ivo has a daughter named Jackie D and apparently she was named after the whisky Jack Daniel…
He has a collection of 107 whiskies!
In Dotonbori, Osaka seeking for whiskies.
Frank and Ivo arrives in Dotonbori, Osaka for some whiskies. A Japanese guy who used to work as a bartender shows up and invites them to a bar where they can enjoy some whiskies! How lucky! The guy used to live in Europe and he speaks English very well.
Lost in Dotonbori…
But something seems to be wrong with the guy… He doesn’t seem to know where he's going and they've all had to walk for 30 minutes around Dotonbori. Can't blame him but we're all thirsty… Apparently he's from Kobe and isn’t familiar with Osaka. Fortunately his friend who knows the area shows up and we've all arrived at the bar!Dotonbori, Osaka
1-chome, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
Japanese whisky night to begin!
As soon as they arrive at their first destination of the night they try "Chita", Suntory and "Taketsuru", Nikka. "Taketsuru" is very well know, it was even served at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit.
"Why Japanese whisky?" "The quality is very high"
Japanese whisky seems to be very popular overseas.
More than 20 shots of whiskies.
By bar-hopping all night long searching for whiskies they have drunk more than 20 shots of whiskies. It’s been non-stop the staff decide to stop following them at 2:30am. Apparently they didn't return to their hotel till 4am.
Hard to book the distillery tour of the No.1 whisky of the world .
One of the purposes of their visit is to take the distillery tour of the No.1 whisky of the world Yamazaki, Suntory. Every 1st day of the month they'll start taking reservations for the second following month but it's normally fully booked in only 1 hour. Frank set the alarm to wake up at 12am Japan time to book the tour.
There have been so much to enjoy, the whisky trip is coming to an end.
They seem to have enjoyed the 1.5-hour Suntory Yamazaki distillery tour and the whisky that is only served here at the distillery. Making new friends through whiskies must have been a great memory for them too!Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
5-2-1, Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka