It’s similar to Scotch, and unlike American whiskey, neither uses an “e” in the name. Kanpai!
Aqua Lounge: Whisky Flight Wednesday
The stylish bar at Fashion Island Hotel offers a rotation of Hibiki, Kaiyo, Kikori, and other Japanese whiskies ($5 for four half-ounce pours) and changing yakitori selections ($5 per skewer) from 4 to 8 p.m. NEWPORT BEACH, 949-760-4920
Nobu Newport Beach: Wagyu Whisky Wednesdays
Nikka, Kaiyo, Iwai, and Suntory whiskies by the glass ($10) and Japanese Whisky Sours and Blood Orange Old-Fashioneds ($8) accompany wagyu gyoza ($18) and spice-rubbed wagyu ($60) from 6:30 p.m. to closing. NEWPORT BEACH, 949-429-4440
Wreckless: Whisky Flights Any Day
Enjoy flights of Japanese whisky (Suntory, Kikori, and Nikka, $18) or other whiskies ($12 to $20), a fine choice before the 10-ounce wagyu steak ($57). FULLERTON, 714-519-3179
Join us for our Whiskey Classic on Nov. 15. Tickets at orangecoast.com/whiskey