The story of dekanta begins with the vision of our founder, Makiyo Masa. Makiyo’s deep rooted appreciation for Japanese whisky comes from a family history stretching back to the industry’s origin. She grew up learning first-hand from distillers with unparalleled passion for their craft. Given her background, she was shocked at the limited selection of Japanese whisky that was available when traveling abroad. Other than buying an airline ticket, people outside of Japan had no way to purchase authentic bottles. Makiyo knew this had to change. People deserved access to Japan’s finest spirits, no matter where they lived. In 2015 she unveiled dekanta, the first e-commerce website devoted to selling Japan’s most renowned spirits.
As a family company based in Japan, we believe that rarity, quality, good price and excellent service are some of the qualities that our customers value.
Our philosophy is simple: We never rest on our laurels. We are constantly trying to find new Japanese whisky and whisky for the Japanese market with genuine heritage, quality and rareness to add to our range. We promise all this while continuing to innovate and improve our online functionality and the outstanding customer service that has won us a loyal and ever-expanding customer and fan base.
Dekanta has shipped tens of thousands of bottles to happy customers in over 60 countries. Our world-class team looks forward to continuing to improve our service and inventory selection. We look forward to serving you and all of your whisky needs in 2019 and beyond!