10 Best Canned Highballs in Japan
Different kinds of Japanese canned highballs
There are different kinds of alcohol all over the countries and every country has its signature in the production and taste of alcohol according to its people. Here in Japan, they usually have drinks (alcohol) with their meals whether they are at a restaurant or their home.
Well, have you tried drinking Japanese whiskey highball? Do you know that this highball is one of the well-known drinks here in Japan even if it didn’t originate in Japan?
In this article, I would like to share with you the best canned highballs in Japan. But first, let me share with you what exactly is Japanese highball in Japan.
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What is Japanese Highball?
Mostly when you say highball it refers to a mixed alcoholic base spirit and a large portion of a non-alcoholic mixer. While in Japan, a Japanese highball refers to whiskey mixed with carbonated water such as soda.
Highballs are now as popular as beer in Japan. The number of people who make highballs at home has increased and it has become their common drink at home. The refreshing taste compliments all kinds of dishes which is why it is also perfect with meals.
And also, one of the reasons why highball became more popular in Japan is because highball doesn’t make you gain weight. Highballs are low in calories compared to other alcoholic beverages.
Now many highballs are canned and very conveniently available in all supermarkets or convenience stores. And you can purchase them online here are the 10 best highballs in Japan.
1. Suntory Kaku Highball
It contains whiskey, lemon spirits, dietary fiber, acidulant, carbon dioxide, and alcohol content of 7% by volume. With additional flavoring of lemon-squeezed style that you can see at restaurants. Kaku highballs are a version of a Japanese highball made with Kakubin whisky and soda water. Kakubin (角瓶) means “square bottle”. Kaku whisky is arguably the most popular Japanese whisky for preparing highball. From the following link, you can see more details and buy this highball.
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2. Suntory Kaku Highball (Strong)
Also from the company Suntory, made from raw material ingredients Whiskey, Lemon Peel Spirit with an alcohol content of 9% by volume. The sweetness of the square bottle kakubin will enhance the flavor of the seasoning giving you the feeling of relaxing at the bar. It is made from the same whisky of the previous product, but this highball has a higher alcoholic volume (for those who like their drinks stronger). You can purchase it directly on amazon just click the link below.
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3. Suntory Torys Highball
Torys is another very popular Japanese whisky brand that is more economical compared to Kaku whisky. It has a 7% by-volume alcohol content and raw materials ingredients of whiskey, lemon spirits, lemon, sugar, flavoring, acidulant, and gas carbonation. Not too sweet and it is a long-selling brand that has established the foundation of Japanese whisky culture. This whisky is lighter compared to the previous Kaku whisky. Get more info about how to buy this highball from the following link.
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4. Suntory Lemon High Torys
Also made from Torys whisky, This is a special highball that gives you the refreshing taste of the sweet flavor of lemon and the flavor of a whiskey. It has a 5% volume of alcohol content. Made with pickled lemon and finished with a Torys whiskey. You can purchase it directly on amazon just click the link below.
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5. Jim Beam Highball
Jim Beam is an American bourbon brand that is popular in Japan because it makes a good base for a highball. this product in particular has a 5% by-volume alcohol content and raw materials ingredients whiskey, Spirits, Lemons, Sugar, Acidulant, and Carbonated soda. This drink gives you the best balance between the mild taste of bourbon and the flavor of lemon. Perfect for any meal, good for beer, chūhai, and dry lovers. If you’re interested, you can buy it from the link below.
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6. Jim Beam Pink Grapefruit Highball
Also made from Gim Beam, this highball product is made from whiskey, Spirits, Grapefruit, Sugar (Made in Japan), Carbonate, Acidulant, and Fragrance with an alcohol content of 5% by volume. Limited edition from the “Gim Beam Highball Can”. It gives you a refreshing and sweet aftertaste without being too sweet. You can purchase it directly on amazon just click the link below.
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7. Jim Beam Lemonade Highball
Limited edition lemonade flavor highball from the “Gym Beam Highball Can” that is based on bourbon. Made from raw material ingredients whiskey, Spirits, Lemon, and Sugar with an alcohol content of 5% by volume. It has a sweet and sour lemon scent, and refreshing aftertaste. Check out the details at the following link.
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8. Asahi Hibally
Made from raw material ingredients such as Sugar (high-fructose corn syrup, sugar), Japanese whiskey, salt/carbonate, flavoring, caramel pigment, acidulant, and potassium chloride with 0.5% alcohol highball cocktail-inspired beverage. It uses several rare whiskeys from Nikka Corporation. Present an exceptional scent and flavor, and a light highball. You can purchase it directly on amazon just click the link below.
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9. Koshu Nirasaki Highball
This authentic whiskey highball is made with “Kosushu Izaki Whiskey Gold”. No pudding, sweet and rich taste with ripe barrels, and a mellow taste. From raw material ingredients Japanese whiskey, Lemon Liqueur, Dietary Fiber, and Sugar/Carbonate with an alcohol content of 7% by volume. See from the following link more details about this product.
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10. Takara Chuhai Highball Dry
TaKaRa Shochu Highball is a refreshing chūhai that followed the taste of its original Chūhai. Spicy chūhai with an alcohol content of 7% by volume. Chuhai (酎ハイ) means that it uses shochu instead of whisky as base for this beverage. Made from raw material ingredients shochu, sugar, fragrance, and caramel pigment. You can purchase it directly on amazon just click the link below.
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