Category Archives: Hanyu

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Karuizawa: Japan’s Most Collectible Malt Whisky

Since the beginning of the Japanese whisky boom of the early 2000s, expressions from distilleries around Japan have been attracting millions of thirsty consumers around the globe. The delicate, perfectly balanced characteristics of whiskies from The Land of the Rising Sun have offered new horizons for aficionados to explore, along with new distillery stories to […]

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Oldest Ever Japanese Whisky Goes To Auction At Bonhams

In 2019, we saw the Ichiro’s Malt Card Series break records at Bonhams HK to become the most expensive single lot of Japanese whisky of all time. Now, 2020 will see another iconic bottling go to auction, as the oldest ever Japanese whisky is set to go on sale at the same auction house tomorrow, […]

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Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 8 – Ichiro’s Malt & Chichibu

It’s Day 8 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring one of Japan’s fastest rising brands and distilleries. Yesterday, we looked at Yamazaki (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice bottle at a discounted price. Today, we’re looking at […]

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Ichiro’s Malt Full Card Series Smashes Record At Bonhams HK

Today we saw a busy day of whisky auctioning at Bonhams Hong Kong and it was a huge day for Japanese whisky, as the Ichiro’s Malt Full Card Series broke the world record for the most valuable Japanese whisky collection ever to go at auction, fetching a whopping $7,192,000 (US$0.92m). The Full Card Series broke […]

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Ichiro’s Malt Full Card Series Set For Auction At Bonhams

The Ichiro’s Malt Card Series is one of the rarest, most sought after collections in world whisky. Inspired by a deck of playing cards, it is made up of 54 different expressions, with each and every card represented, including the Jokers. Independent bottler, Ichiro’s Malt, was setup by Ichiro Akuto after the family business, founded […]

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Where To Drink Japanese Whisky When You’re Not In Japan

It’s fairly obvious that the best place to drink Japanese whisky is in Japan, whether you’re at The Door in Kyoto, or Zoetrope in the Nishi-Shinjuku area of Tokyo, or the tasting room at the Yamazaki distillery, to name just three.  But what about Japanese whisky aficionados who don’t happen to live there, and can’t […]

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The Tokyo Whisky Festival 2017 Approaches

I’m dreaming of a white Chr… Tokyo Whisky Festival. *Sings*. It’s that time of the year when we check our naughty and nice list and decide who we’ll be taking to this year’s Tokyo Whisky Festival. After all, it’s the event of the year for fans of Japanese whisky. The event will take place on […]

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Japanese Whisky Trends at The Whisky Show 2017

Over the weekend, one of biggest, most popular whisky events of the year took place in London: The Whisky Show 2017. dekantā was, of course, in attendance, and we’re here to give all those who couldn’t make it an inside look at the event. Now in its ninth year, the event took place in Old […]

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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 […]