Category Archives: Featured Distilleries

Nagahama Distillery – A New Generation

Next to Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest and most beautiful freshwater lake, travellers will find the serene, gorgeous town of Nagahama. Home to the historic Nagahama Castle, the city continues to develop and grow each year, and enjoys quite a large number of tourists during the seasons of spring and summer. For this reason, the Nagahama […]

Ichiro’s Malt Collection

Ichiro’s Malt Collection – Past, Present & Future

If you follow our blog and news here at dekanta, you’ll know that within the large cult following the Chichibu distillery enjoys, we’re some of the most enthusiastic fans.  We simply love what Ichiro Akuto and his team are doing here in Japan, and the Chichibu story is truly a great one. Since 2008, numerous […]

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 […]

A Tour of Wonders at The Hakushu Distillery

Ready for some exciting news on Hakushu, our dedicated distillery of the month? The founder of Suntory, Shinjiro Torii is a legend. He brought Japanese whisky to life with the creation of the Yamazaki distillery in 1923, and worked tirelessly for decades to create unique Japanese whiskies which would be loved by his fellow countrymen. […]

Interview With Ichiro Akuto – The Japanese Whisky Rockstar of Chichibu Distillery

Today marks an extremely exciting day at dekanta as we bring one of our most interesting interviews to date! Ichiro Akuto, known as the rockstar of the Japanese whisky industry, has allowed us to ask him a few questions about his distillery, Chichibu, and the amazing whiskies they are creating there. I doubt I’m alone […]

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 […]

Dekanta’s 2nd Anniversary Week – The Future Looks Bright

Two years ago today, on June 3rd, our company launched and started spreading joy (in the form of Japanese whisky) around the world. It’s been a hell of a ride and tough at times, but it’s all been worth it, as our team here at dekanta have had a front row seat watching Japanese whisky […]

Dekanta’s 2nd Anniversary Week – Japanese Whisky History In Bulletpoints

Our 2nd anniversary week is well underway, and we hope you are having as much fun as we are! In case you missed the news, the week between the 27th of May and the 3rd of June will feature many sales and discounts on different distilleries each day. We will be giving away over $1,000 […]