Category Archives: Coffey Grain

Christmas Countdown Day 3 – Nikka G&G Military Samurai Commander

It’s not long now until Santa will be eating his cookies and drinking his milk in your front room, and he’s a big guy, so we hope you have plenty for him! For Day 3 of our 2018 Christmas Countdown we’re looking at a whisky that features outstanding design, incredible liquid and is highly collectable. […]

Japanese Pair – Nikka Coffey Malt & Xiao Long Bao Dumplings

After a long break (I was on a strict whisky-only diet) we’re back with the latest instalment of our Japanese Pair series, a range dedicated to pairing the very best Japanese whiskies with delicious dishes. So far we’ve paired the Yamazaki 18 with some gorgeous Wagyu beef, the Hibiki 21 with nigiri sushi, and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Facts of Suntory Whisky

7 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Suntory Whisky

If you’re a fan of whisky in general, then odds are you’ve heard of Suntory. Actually, even if you aren’t a fan of whisky you’ve probably heard the name in passing somewhere. The company is, after all, the third largest drinks company in the world. They manage many brands, including Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, and […]

The “Revival” Of Japanese Whisky

We recently  discussed the current shortage of well-aged Japanese whisky on both the Japanese and global market in The “Death” of Age-Statement Japanese Whisky To summarize, Japanese whisky distillers didn’t expect the quick and rapidly growth that came with the Japanese whisky boom, and so, didn’t place enough whisky in barrels several decades ago. 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 […]