Japanese Spirits in France

This month we learn about Japanese Spirits, their increasing visibility in France and how the two cultures are coming together to create something more than the sum of their parts for culinary/cocktail experiences. 

Eric Fossard of Liquid Liquid and Didier Ghorbanzadeh of La Maison du Whisky share their insight and details on their current Japanese spirits projects in Paris.

Products, places and people mentioned in the episode

Spirits of Japan salon in Paris

La Maison du Whisky


Cocktails Spirits Paris

Paris Cocktail Week

3S Shochu

Fréquence bar Paris

Nikka Days Whisky

Cocktail of the Month: Highball

Highball cocktail recipe

2 oz (60 ml) whisky (in this case, use Japanese)

4 oz (240 ml) sparkling water (or swap it out for ginger ale)

Pour whisky into a highball (or any tall) glass

Add ice

Top with sparkling water

Big thanks to…

Eric & Didier

World Radio Paris for editing and production

Son Little for the music we use

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