Category Archives: Behind the Bar

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Gin-Posium 2017 – The Era of Craft Japanese Gin

The year is coming to close, yet, the excitement doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The Tokyo Whisky Festival showcased the rise of tiny, passionate whisky distillers, while over in London, the Spirit Show brought forth craft as a whole. Our team made sure to show the London crowd what Japanese gin is […]

Spirit Show 2017

Japan At London Spirit Show 2017

The end of the year has been a very busy, exciting time for our team here at dekantā. Last month took us across Japan revisiting whisky distilleries, finally attending the amazing annual Tokyo Whisky Festival, before heading to Europe. Yet, one of the most exciting events of the year came last weekend, on the 1st […]

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The Tokyo Whisky Festival 2017

The morning of November 26th was crisp and chilly when we arrived at Takadanobaba station in Tokyo. Clear blue skies overhead, a pleasant breeze kissed our faces as we walked towards the Belle Salle event hall, excited for the amazing whisky event ahead. Arriving at the hall, we looked for the end of the queue, […]

Whisky Bible 2018

Nikka Coffey Malt Tops Japanese Whisky Category In Whisky Bible 2018

It’s that time of the year again, when whisky expert, Jim Murray releases his annual “Whisky Bible” and presents the year’s greatest whiskies. The 2018 edition featured an exciting new winner in the Japanese whisky category. First published in 2003, Jim Murray’s “Whisky Bible” is a guide presenting all the world whiskies sourced by Murray […]

Suntory’s Brand Ambassador Presents “The Ice Dojo”

Today’s we’re bringing you all something a little different. Our friends over at the Cocktail Enthusiast recently attended an amazing ice carving event held by Suntory’s brand ambassador in the U.S. Eric Twardzik, from the CE team, attended the event and got to carving his very own Japanese-style ice sphere. We’ll let him tell you the […]

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Bar Zoetrope – A Japanese Whisky Haven In Tokyo

Many of the things that make Japan so wonderful and authentic are also the things that can make it a little difficult for visitors to get around the country. Signs and menus are usually in Japanese, and fluent English speakers are a rare occurrence. For this reason we’ve decided to point you guys in the […]

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Dekanta’s 2nd Anniversary Week – The Exciting Events Ahead

We’re ecstatic here at dekanta, as we look back over the amazing two years that have passed since our journey began. For our 2nd anniversary, which will run between Saturday May 27th and Saturday June 3rd, we have many fun events, sales, and prizes for you all! But, before we get into what’s happening this […]

Tokyo International BarShow 2017 – Everything You Need To Know

It was raining on the 13th of May, Saturday morning, but that wasn’t enough to stop the hordes of whisky fans from getting to the Tokyo International BarShow 2017. Umbrellas started to queue a few hours before kick-off, and we were ushered into the main hall at exactly 11.00 am, a feat which demonstrated the […]