Whisky Review: Miyagikyo Single Malt Japanese Whisky + Important Update!

Today we taste and review Miyagikyo Single Malt Japanese Whisky and have an important update on the future direction of the channel.

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AussieBattler says:

Have you boys reviewed any Australian whiskey?

FiairFlair says:

This is definitely the right move. It has been great to see some obscure whisk(e)ys, but in Australia there isn’t much chance of buying them. It’s the accessible vs the unique, and a donation day means we get to see both. I like when I get both.

bingoknows says:

Oh my …the WHISKEY EAGLE has landed! Can’t wait for the next episode!

James Lipps says:

Hey guys, what dollar range would get you a a desired bottle that would then be reviewed on the channel ? I won’t not watch but would love to give you the coin to buy something you want to try and review.

Michael Slager says:

Looking forward to the return of the channel. Thanks, and remember #BottomShelfMatters! 🙂

Jon Swann says:


Randall Janc says:

118th. Basturds

Thomas Jefferson says:

That ending scared the piss out of me.

Andrew Harrison says:

The little setup at the end was better than ALL of The Last Jedi

Crashmasta says:

Hey! I was wondering if y’all have ever tried blue spirit? It is a blended whisky from lake chelan Washington. It was very smooth and one of my favorite ones!

jljy1 says:

HI DAN! And… Rex… ;p If I were to get 1 or 2 japanese whiskeys, taking into account I sway towards the friendlier sweeter whiskeys, what would you recommend? Really interested in the miyagikyo.

Eric Wright says:

Good call. So how restrictive is buying alcohol online??

Chris Harasym says:

I appreciate the change of format guys! I’m watching from up here in Ontario, Canada and it’s impossible to find a lot of the whiskeys you talk about. I’m looking forward to drinking with you again soon!

Kevin Ang says:

Good decision. I have stopped watching for awhile because i wasnt able to add anymore whisky to my shopping list

ngkos says:

Finally! Thank you! Living in Indonesia and relying on mostly duty free stuff to stock my whiskies, it’s about time you guys actually notice that the whiskies that you reviewed lately are not quite available internationally. Maybe you should do some sort of a duty free episode?

Sean Hancock says:

I’ve been wondering this for a while, if we have a question for you guys, whats the best way to get it to you and/or get an answer from you? Do you prefer email, or comments on this channel, or posting on the facebook group?

wildernessman says:

I am in experienced in Japanese whiskey. If you can give me a couple up to $45 per bottle of Japanese whiskeys. Would love to hear what you suggest.

f50marco says:

I like the update guys! Makes sense. Sucks a bit for people who donated recently but in the good nature of the channel i think this smart idea. I am looking forward to more reviews on whiskey i can actually get myself.

Håkon Eriksen says:

holy shit you’re almost at 100 000 subscribers! any big plans brewing? how about a video showing off your all-time top 5 whiskies based purely on taste? cheers guys

mepm says:

What whisky you have readily available would entirely depend of where you live. What is readily available in Texas/USA might not be readily available elsewhere around the world so I don’t see how this is going to work when your audience is worldwide

Tristan Lawrence says:

Will the donation day video be longer to accommodate a real review of all the donation whiskeys in that video?

Hill Billy says:

In the next episode of Toddlers and Tiaras, , Rex get’s kicked out of the Pageant for “excess plumage”

FantomMind says:

You need to review Usquaebach Old Rare next! Please?

Eric Schwab says:

Japanese whiskies are disappearing from store shelves now in my town. In a few weeks, there will be almost nothing left….I expect rioting and civil unrest when that happens.

nate g says:

This was the episode I was waiting for. Not for the whisky but for the content talking about all the whiskies most of us can’t get. I’m excited for the future of the tribe

Reruma Lerma says:

:00000! The eagle found out about your mistakes mooch

Sarafinq says:

Good decision imo

Jeff Harrison says:

I really appreciate that the MB comments are listened to, acknowledged, AND acted upon. Look forward to the changes.

Bryan Claerhout says:

Soooooo Daniel, did you know Rex and Chad have conspired and have made your name smaller than Rex’s at the intro?

Erik Schlegel says:

Great idea on the update. I wasn’t watching less videos, (if we only wanted reviews and not shenanigans, there’s ralfy) but it is nice to know distribution will be a consideration in your reviews. Thank you

jingle my jimmies says:

I think you boys should try out hellyers road or Sullivan’s cove if you haven’t already. Might be hard to find in your neck of the woods though. Between $90-$400 aud just fyi

King of Whiskey says:

So are we all gonna just act like that ending didn’t happen?

Brandon Davis says:

Great decision guys. While I found it difficult to criticize the “donations move to the front of the line” policy, the show had become a bit too craft oriented lately. Of course I still watched for your joint cemetery and the shenanigans, but a big part of my joy in watching came from seeing a positive review, making a mental note, picking a bottle up, and rewatching with my own tasting notes. Anyway keep up the good work and I hope the distillery makes you two an absolute buttload of cash.

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