George Koutsakis
George Koutsakis
Previously working for one of Japan’s largest Scotch importers, George Koutsakis is a freelance writer and whisky specialist. His research and bylines have appeared in the South China Morning Post, Playboy, Financial Times, Food & Wine, The Japan Times,, Wine Enthusiast, and others. He can be found on Instagram @@georgekoutsakis_.

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