Japanese bars aren’t uncommon in Taipei, but WA-SHU is one of a kind. For owner Tomoaki Inaba, the small cocktail bar is more of a playground where some of his wildest and weirdest ideas have been experimented, served and adored. Ground peanuts-filtered whisky, distilled oolong tea and spirits infused with banana, chocolate, wasabi, yuzu, chilli pepper…it turns out that whatever you can eat can surely be drunk here, and the rich taste and aroma are unparalleled to mixed cocktails. The big distiller and the wall of mysterious bottles hold the ultimate secrets to Tomoaki’s genius masterpieces. But if you’re lucky, you might be able to see the master alchemise his creativity into new recipes in front of you, and maybe even get to be the first to try!