There is an old saying in Japan that the greatest pots take all night to fire in the kiln. This spring, Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel is taking that to heart — both figuratively and literally — by offering some of Japan’s finest aged whiskies and most famous ceramic cups for guests to experience a refined form of frivolity.
The 40th-floor Tower’s Bar Bellovisto has prepared an array of top-quality Japanese whiskies that remain only in scarcity after an unprecedented spike in worldwide popularity. Glasses start at ¥2,376 for Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu The Peated 2018 and climb to ¥14,850 for the globally acclaimed Hakushu 25-year, Yamazaki 25-year and Hibiki 30-year. Guests who order on the rocks will be treated to a Bellovisto-original cask-shaped ice cube.
The first-floor Garden Lounge Zabou is serving up drinks in Karatsu ware — a centuries-old pottery style known as one of Japan’s three major ceramic disciplines used for tea ceremony. On offer from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. until March 31, guests can order Yebisu Meister beer (¥1,426), Japanese sake (¥1,604) or a distillation known as shōchū typically derived from barley or sweet potatoes (¥1,426) to get a true feel for the calming aura of Japanese pottery.
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