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The World’s Rarest Japanese Whisky – Shirakawa 1958 Single Malt

The Shirakawa Distillery is one of Japan’s lesser known silent distilleries, situated in the Fukushima Prefecture, around 200km North of Tokyo. It was built in 1939 by Daikoku Budoshu, who were also responsible for building the legendary Karuizawa Distillery. They owned the distillery for around 8 years, until, in 1947 it was purchased by Takara […]

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The New Karuizawa Distillery – Restoring a Legend

Today, we are delighted to be the breakers of some huge news in the Japanese whisky industry that is sure to excite millions of fans around the globe – The legendary Karuizawa Distillery is coming back, and they are about to begin production! The original Karuizawa Whisky Distillery, which sat just outside of Karuizawa, in […]

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dekanta & The Karuizawa Distillery – A Historic Partnership

At dekanta, we’re delighted to announce that we have officially partnered with the new Karuizawa Distillery.  Built by Mr Shigeru Totsuka-san and his investors, it is situated in the town of Karuizawa itself, known for its stunning year round vistas that range from vibrant green and yellow forests in the summer months to gleaming snow […]

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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 […]