The Champion: Torys
The Challenger: Nikka Black
The third Mizuwari Death Match was always going to be a brutal affair: undefeated champion Uncle "It's Good, It's Cheap" Torys against arch rival Nikka Black. Until now, Suntory have kept the Death Match an in house affair. Red and Yellow Kakubin are both Suntory stalwarts. Nikka Black is the most widely sold brand of Suntory's main competitor, Nikka.
So, without further ado, let's add the water and ice: Uncle Torys is fast on his feet as usual: not too heavy despite all those late night drinking sessions and with his trademark aniseed aftertaste. He is going to be hard to beat on this kind of form. Black is a rounder sort of fellow and he's putting all of his weight behind his punches. Both Torys and Nikka Black make sweet, refreshing mizuwaris but there is none of Torys's aniseed on Black, just an easy mellowness. The good uncle walks into an upper cut in the fifth. We have a new champion.
The result: Nikka Black wins comfortably in the end.