Bar Benfiddich

Tokyo, Japan

50Best Accolades
  • No.37 The World's 50 Best Bars 2023
  • No.4 Asia's 50 Best Bars 2023

Experimental mixologist Hiroyasu Kayama opened Benfiddich in 2013, though the intimate, eight-seater set-up is more akin to an apothecary than your typical bar. An expert in traditional elixirs, Kayama uses ingredients grown on his family’s land in Chichibu – including anise, fennel and wormwood – to create unique farm-to-glass cocktails. The shelves behind the bar groan under the weight of jars of fragrant spices and homemade infusions to be added to one of four spirit bases: amaro, whisky, gin or absinthe. For gin fans, the smoked G&T is a must.

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Yamatoya Building 9F, 1-13-7 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023