Author Archives: Liam Hiller

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Talking Komoro Whisky With Ian Chang and Koji Shimaoka

Since our last update on the new Komoro Distillery, owned and operated by KDI, where we spoke to those behind the venture about the overall plans for Komoro, a lot of progress has been made at the distillery. So I caught up with Master Distiller, Ian Chang, and KDI’s CEO, Mr Shimaoka, once again to […]

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Old & Rare: Suntory The Owner’s Cask

The Suntory Owner’s Cask bottlings are a legendary, old and rare collection of single cask releases that was created to allow private investors to buy a cask of their very own Japanese whisky from the Yamazaki or Hakushu distilleries. This was the very first time people could get their hands on a whole cask of […]

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What’s New In Japanese Whisky?

A lot has happened in Japan in the past couple of weeks, with some good news and some very sad news indeed. Today, we’re kicking-off a monthly whisky news series, where we’ll be giving you a brief round up of everything that has been going on, so that you can keep up to date with […]

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Nikka Announces Return Of Yoichi 10 Year Old

Japanese whisky fans around the globe will be delighted to hear that drinks giant, Nikka, responsible for whisky from the Yoichi and Miyagikyo Distilleries, as well as world blended expressions including the hugely popular Nikka From The Barrel, have just announced the return of one of their finest age statement whiskies – the Yoichi 10 […]

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The Best Japanese Whiskies of 2022 So Far…

We’re about halfway through 2022 and in recent months we’ve started seeing some fantastic releases from Japan’s newer and legendary distilleries alike. With that in mind, we felt like this might be a good time to round up the best releases of the year to date. Each of these unique whiskies has been painstakingly created […]

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A Celebration of Sisterhood and Mentorship – The Shimai

Dekanta Anniversary week is coming to end and we’re delighted that you could all join us for the celebrations in which we released an exclusive Kavalan bottling, ran huge sales and toasted dekanta. Now, we’re topping it all off with a stunning new whisky that follows on from last year’s impressive Kyōyū World Blended Whisky […]

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Introducing The dekanta Exclusive Kavalan ex-Bourbon Barrel

Today is a very special day for everyone here at dekanta and our loyal followers around the world – it’s our 7th Anniversary! That means we have been shipping the finest Japanese and Asian whiskies around the world for some time now and we’re happy to say that we have enjoyed every minute. Today, we’re […]

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Review: Whisky – the final edition by Ulf Buxrud

Whisky – the final edition is the latest book from Swedish whisky expert and Keeper of the Quaich, Ulf Buxrud. It details the story behind the most expensive Japanese whisky collection of all time – The Ichiro’s Malt Card Series.  Everyone familiar with Japanese whisky will surely have heard of this legendary series of bottlings […]

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The Best Japanese Whiskies of 2022

We’re almost halfway through what has been a very busy 2022 thus far for Japanese whisky, with a range of exciting new releases popping up from distilleries all over Japan. The whisky landscape in Japan is changing rapidly, with exciting new distilleries joining the old guard, and nearly all of them seem to be producing […]

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Japan’s Blenders Shine At World Whiskies Awards

It’s that time of year again, the sun has started to shine and the World Whiskies Awards results are in, what more could you ask for?  The prestigious competition has now been running for over a decade and every year distilleries and independent bottlers from around the globe vie for the top awards. Japanese whiskies […]