Category Archives: Holiday Whisky

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Holiday Countdown Day 2: The Kigai & Hibiki 17 Year Old

With only 4 days to go, the Christmas spirit is surging through our veins and we’re getting very excited about the arrival of Santa Claus and the New Year’s celebrations that will follow. With that in mind, we’re running our Holiday countdown, looking back on a new release for 2019 and an ‘old favourite’ every […]

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Holiday Countdown Day 1: Yamazakura 18 Single Cask & Hakushu 12

With Christmas less than a week away and New Year’s to follow closely after, there’s never been a better time to look back on 2019, and what a year it has been for Japanese whisky! In a year that marked a century since the first license to distil whisky was granted in Japan, we’ve enjoyed […]

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Winter Whisky & Food Pairings

The Holiday Season is here – a time for spending time with friends and loved ones, eating copious amounts of great food and enjoying more drams than you would normally allow yourself. It really is one of my favourite times of the year, despite the freezing cold weather, regular snow and rainfall and distinct lack […]

Kamiki Intense: A Leap Forward For Japanese Wood

What comes to be when a world whisky category is given complete freedom, with barely any production regulations in place to hinder creativity? The answer is simple – unrestricted experimentation. Scotch whisky has rules, many of them, set by the Scotch Whisky Association. In many ways, these rules work well in maintaining the category’s traditions, […]

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A Year In Review – What Happened in Japanese Whisky in 2017

Relationships, friendships, career. Most have their new goals set for 2018, and are spending some much deserved time off during the holidays, reflecting Japanese Whisky review in 2017 as it comes to a close. More importantly, many will be longingly staring at their whisky collection, wishing they’d bought more (or less) throughout the year. For […]

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 […]

Festive Decorations You Can Drink

Most than once, amidst the endless toils of Christmas decorating, we’ve all thought about pausing and enjoying a dram. This is especially true if your loved one has the decorating talents of one of Santa’s elves, and untangling Christmas lights is not your forte. Well, this Christmas is going to be extra special, featuring festive […]

The Holidays Kick-Off – Japanese Whisky Hampers, Competitions, & More

The holidays are closing in fast and, with Japanese whisky at the forefront, our team here at dekantā wanted to create something extra special for all our wonderful customers. After some good old-fashioned brainstorming, we realized that our customers love Japanese whisky but probably also enjoy the culture and traditions of the country. Also, its […]

Halloween in Japan – The 10 Spookiest Japanese Whiskies

Halloween is almost upon us. The time for shameless costume-wearing, pumpkin carving, and a huge consumption of candy and whisky, more than you’d typically allow yourself. In the West, kids will be trick-or-treating, while here in Japan, masses of cosplay-wearing people will flood the streets, drinking, playing music, and going nuts. Yep, Halloween is a […]