Author Archives: Liam Hiller

Japanese Whisky 2020

What’s To Come From Japanese Whisky In 2020

Despite the on-going whisky shortage, 2019 was a rather successful year for Japanese whisky. A number of huge milestones were celebrated, some great new expressions hit the market and Japanese whiskies scooped yet more awards on the international stage. Looking back, it was actually better than just “rather successful” and it was a privilege to […]

Kigai Japanese Whisky

Holiday Countdown Day 2: The Kigai & Hibiki 17 Year Old

With only 4 days to go, the Christmas spirit is surging through our veins and we’re getting very excited about the arrival of Santa Claus and the New Year’s celebrations that will follow. With that in mind, we’re running our Holiday countdown, looking back on a new release for 2019 and an ‘old favourite’ every […]

christmas countdown yamazakura

Holiday Countdown Day 1: Yamazakura 18 Single Cask & Hakushu 12

With Christmas less than a week away and New Year’s to follow closely after, there’s never been a better time to look back on 2019, and what a year it has been for Japanese whisky! In a year that marked a century since the first license to distil whisky was granted in Japan, we’ve enjoyed […]

Karuizawa Koinobori

The Karuizawa Koinobori Collection

Earlier this week we to announced our latest private bottling – The Karuizawa Koinobori collection, and the response was overwhelming with sets flying out the door quicker than you can say “Karuizawa”. This set of 3 stunning bottles from Japan’s legendary silent distillery was inspired by our passion for Japanese art & culture, and of […]

Black Friday Japanese Whisky

The Best Of Black Friday At dekanta

It’s Black Friday and that means a day of hunting for bargains, buying Christmas presents and treating yourself to that special something that you’ve had your eye on for a while. In getting with the spirit of things, we’re running our biggest ever sale to date, with hundreds of bottles of top quality Japanese whisky […]

winter whisky food pairing

Winter Whisky & Food Pairings

The Holiday Season is here – a time for spending time with friends and loved ones, eating copious amounts of great food and enjoying more drams than you would normally allow yourself. It really is one of my favourite times of the year, despite the freezing cold weather, regular snow and rainfall and distinct lack […]

Dekanta Halloween Contest

dekanta Halloween Contest

Halloween is almost upon us. The time for shameless costume-wearing, pumpkin carving, and the consumption of more candy and whisky than you’d typically allow yourself.  In the states, kids will be trick-or-treating, while here in Japan, masses of cosplay-wearing people will flood the streets, enjoying seasonal food and drink, playing music, and going nuts. Halloween is a little […]

Nikka Sets Date For End Of Whisky Shortage

The Japanese whisky shortage has been covered in great detail over the last few years, with discontinuations of some of the most popular bottles from Suntory and Nikka making headline news. This was the result of the industry experiencing huge growth since the Yamazaki 12 Year Old picked up a Gold Award at the International […]