Many of you know that bar miyako is madly in love with Johnnie Walker, but how many of you know that we also have some bottles of Johnnie’s female counterpart, Jane?
For the Jane Walker editions, Johnnie’s world renowned iconic Striding Man logo has been transformed into a Striding Woman, complete with top hat, tails and cane. The first 12-year edition was released in the US in 2018 to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8, and 2 years later, the 10-year Jane Walker was born.
We’ve gotten our hands on both bottles, so please stop by if you’d like a taste or even just an up-close view of the bottles. (Interestingly, it seems like Jane’s initial reception in the US in 2018 was not quite what the makers expected, but more on this at the bar…)
This week, bar miyako is open as usual from 7pm to 1am on Monday to Friday. Hope to see you all back at the bar soon!
To commemorate 2020 being the Year of the Mouse in Japan, this week’s spotlight is on a scotch named after a mouse – Douglas Laing’s Highland malt blend, “Timorous Beastie.”
Many of you may know Douglas Laing for its peaty and punchy Islay malt blend “Big Peat,” but Timorous is a sweet, rich, floral blend reminiscent of honey toast.
The name is taken from the poor timorous beastie which has its nest destroyed and life upended by a plough in “To a Mouse,” written by Scottish poet Robert Burns. Why not ponder the fickle fate of mice and men over a glass of Timorous?
It was also pointed out to me that January 25 is Burns’ Night in Scotland, where the poet is commemorated by his fans. Another perfect reason to try some Beastie!
bar miyako is open as usual this week from 7pm to 1am on weekdays and from 7pm to 12 midnight on Saturday. I hope to see you all back at the bar!