WWA
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 […]

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
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 […]

The Main Japanese Whisky Companies and Distilleries (1)
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 […]

Venture Chichibu
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 […]

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Behind the Bar, Chichibu, Hanyu, Hanyu Playing Cards, Ichiro's Malt

Bartenders choice: Ichiro’s Malt

One famous Japanese whisky I have not talked about so far is Ichiro’s Malt, the famous whisky from Venture Whisky owned by the charismatic Ichiro Akuto. Ichiro’s Malt is very popular overseas, but it is also popular among Japanese whisky fans. It can be a bit difficult for bartenders to evaluate this whisky, while some […]