George Koutsakis

George Koutsakis is a contributor for Goldthread. Previously working for one of Japan’s largest Scotch importers, he's also head writer and whisky specialist for Japanese spirits retailer, dekanta. His research and bylines have appeared in Playboy, Financial Times, Food & Wine, The Japan Times, Liquor.com, Wine Enthusiast, and others. He can be found on Instagram @whiskyislander.
George Koutsakis
George Koutsakis is a contributor for Goldthread. Previously working for one of Japan’s largest Scotch importers, he's also head writer and whisky specialist for Japanese spirits retailer, dekanta. His research and bylines have appeared in Playboy, Financial Times, Food & Wine, The Japan Times, Liquor.com, Wine Enthusiast, and others. He can be found on Instagram @whiskyislander.

Latest from George Koutsakis

Why did whisky maker Glenfiddich experiment with champagne casks – and what were the results?

The US$300 Glenfiddich Grand Cru was aged for 23 years and finished in French cuvée grand cru wine casks

17 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM

The US$300 Glenfiddich Grand Cru was aged for 23 years and finished in French cuvée grand cru wine casks

Why did whisky maker Glenfiddich experiment with champagne casks – and what were the results?
Why you have probably never heard of shochu – Japan’s most popular drink

Here’s why shochu is virtually unknown outside Japan and what producers are doing to change that

1 May 2019 - 11:37AM

Here’s why shochu is virtually unknown outside Japan and what producers are doing to change that

Why you have probably never heard of shochu – Japan’s most popular drink