A box full of hardcover copies of The Year of Drinking Adventurously just arrived! As a special Halloween treat, I’m giving away two signed copies of it. The catch? You’ve got to follow @JeffCioletti and @DrinkableGlobe on Twitter and answer this question: What’s the spookiest drink? (and use the hashtag #spookiestdrink) I’ll select one winner from each of those Twitter accounts. Good luck!
It’s the first “very special episode” of The Drinkable Week. (Grab the tissues and don’t do drugs, kids.) This week, I’m in Tokyo and in the Kagoshima and Kumamoto Prefectures experiencing shochu, the treasured spirit of the southern island of Kyushu. The itinerary, very generously organized by the Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association (JSS), included tours of six distilleries and more bars than I can count (and so much amazing food!) Extra special thanks to JSS’s Ken Kajihara and Kampai.US’s Stephen Lyman for pulling this grand adventure together.