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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: dekanta Exclusives

Since the founding of dekanta in 2015, we have been delighted to watch our business grow as we ship bottles of top quality whisky to thirsty customers around the world. It has been a pleasure to be at the forefront of the Japanese whisky industry throughout much of its boom and we hope that we […]

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Whisky of the Month For May: Ichiro’s Malt World Blended Whisky 2020

Once again, it’s time for our Whisky of the Month. For May, we’ve selected a bottle that has helped catapult the World Blended Whisky category to the forefront of everyone’s mind, while delighting thousands of noses and palates along the way – it’s the Ichiro’s Malt World Blended Whisky 2020. Ichiro’s and World Blended Whiskies […]

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World Whisky Month Feature: Hombo Mars

It’s week three of World Whisky Month and this week we’re focusing on one of Japan’s premier whisky producers who now operate two distilleries, produce some of the country’s best expressions and are picking up awards with increasing regularity. Of course, it’s Hombo Mars. As an added bonus you’ll be able to make big savings […]

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Whisky of the Month – Amahagan World Malt Edition No.3

We’re nearing the end of April and that means it’s time for our Whisky of the Month. This time, we’ve selected a multi-award-winning expression from one of Japan’s fastest rising distilleries that falls into the ever-growing World Blended Whisky Category – it’s the Amahagan Edition No.3 Mizunara Finish. Hailing from the Nagahama distillery, this fine […]

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5 New Whiskies Worth Writing Home About

2021 has been a relatively slow year for new Japanese whisky releases, partly owing to the on-going whisky shortage, and partly down to distillery closures as a result of Covid-19. However, in the past couple of months we have seen a handful of mouth-watering expressions appear on the market, from fine single malts to unique […]

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World Whiskies Awards 2021 Winners Announced

The World Whiskies Awards winners for 2021 have just been announced and that means it’s time for us to take a look at which expressions the world’s top judges think are the best in their respective categories.  This prestigious competition has been running since way back in 2012 and every year distilleries and producers around […]

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Whisky of the Month – Kavalan Solist Rum Cask

This week we’re kicking off a new monthly series in which we’ll explore some of our favourite whisky expressions of all time. These range from Japanese whisky, to world blends and expressions from top distilleries around Asia, including the multi-award-winning Kavalan.  Each and every expression highlighted is a marvel in its own right, combining years […]

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An Interview With Karuizawa Distillers & The Komoro Distillery

I was as excited as everyone else when I heard the news that a brand new Japanese whisky distillery was to be built close to the Karuizawa area of Japan. This gorgeous, scenic town had once been home to Japan’s now most legendary distillery, so a return to whisky production in the area was indeed […]

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Shizuoka Distillery – Pioneering New Processes In Japanese Whisky

Founded in 2016 by whisky importer, Gaia Flow, the Shizuoka Distillery is one of Japanese whisky’s fastest rising stars. It sits in an idyllic location high in the Japanese mountains in the Tamagawa district of Shizuoka, not far from the famous Mt. Fuji itself, and their liquid encapsulates the peaceful surroundings through its fresh, crisp […]