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Behind the Bar, Chichibu, Coffey Grain, Collectible Whisky, Ichiro's Malt, Japanese Whisky, Ji-Whisky, Nikka, Rare Whisky, Suntory, Whisky News

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 […]

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Chichibu, Collectible Whisky, Ichiro's Malt, Ichiros, Japanese Whisky, Rare Whisky, Whisky News

Chichibu Turns Heads At The Spirit Of Speyside

The Spirit of Speyside whisky festival is the biggest one of its kind. It’s understandable, as over half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries, and some of the most world-renowned, reside in the Speyside region, giving the event a lot of great whisky to present and introduce to the whisky world. This year the event ran from […]

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Chichibu, Featured Distilleries, Ichiro's Malt, Japanese Whisky, Rare Whisky, Venture Whisky, Whisky History

Chichibu Distillery: A Timeless Story

The story of the Chichibu distillery is a romantic and hopeful one to say the least, with all the ups and downs, and sadness and happiness that comes with any tale worth telling. It begins a long time ago. Owned and run by the Akuto family, the Hanyu distillery was founded during the 17th century, […]

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Chichibu, Hakushu, Suntory, Whisky News

Japan Rocks The 2017 World Whiskies Awards

Last week the results for this year’s World Whiskies Awards were released, showing the world which whiskies are truly the best of the best. Japanese whiskies have performed particularly well in recent years, so expectations were high here at dekantā, and we have not been disappointed. Japan received 3 awards in the very competitive categories […]

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Chichibu, Japanese Whisky, Venture Whisky, Whisky News

Spirit of Speyside to Spotlight Japanese Whisky

Ever expanding their reach into new areas of the global whisky industry, the Spirit of Speyside Festival has announced that this year’s programme will feature Japanese whisky for the first time. Yumi Yashikawa, the global ambassador for Chichibu Distillery, recently announced that Chichibu will be a part of the 18th Annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky […]

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Chichibu, Japanese Whisky, Nikka, Suntory

Whisky 101: The Main Japanese Whisky Companies and Distilleries

If you’re new to Japanese whisky or whisky in general, we’d like to introduce you to a few of the most well-known distilleries and companies in the whisky field. Japanese whisky has gained tremendous attention around the world, and it’s worth noting the popular Japanese liquor companies and distilleries if you want to enter this […]

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Chichibu, Featured Distilleries, Venture Whisky

Featured Distillery: Venture Whisky Ltd.

As part of our Featured Japanese Whisky Distillery and Whisky Maker series, we’ll be introducing the Venture Whisky Ltd. Company today and helping you learn more about the Japanese whisky brands that produce high-quality, luxury whisky. Known as an independent bottler or Ji-Whisky, this quaint, yet prominent, whisky manufacturer comes from a unique background. Venture […]