Category Archives: Ichiro’s Malt

New Chichibu Distillery Is Under Construction

The mayor of Chichibu recently announced that a second distillery will be built in collaboration with Venture Whisky, Ichiro Akuto’s company behind the current Chichibu distillery. The mayor’s announcement states that the site will be completed in December 2018, located in an industrial park in Chichibu. The increased capacity will attempt to keep up with […]

Japanese Whisky Rocks the World Whiskies Awards, Again

Japanese Whisky Rocks the World Whiskies Awards, Again

The doors opened to a large, well-lit hall and the whisky industry heavyweights poured in. Wine was offered at the entrance but seeing the selection of whiskies available, I moved towards that instead. It was a wonderful sight to see so many legends of the industry gathered in one place. Jota Tanaka from Fuji-Gotemba, Ichiro […]

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World Whiskies Awards Round 1 – Observing Japanese Whisky

It’s that time of the year again as Japanese whisky lovers await the final results of the World Whiskies Awards competition. For the fans that don’t remember, Japanese whisky rocked the competition last year, after expressions were named the World’s Best Blended, World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt, and World’s Best Grain. 2017 was huge […]

Japanese Whisky Festivals You Can’t Miss In 2018

In our recent piece on what’s happening in Japanese whisky in 2018, we briefly mentioned some of the whisky events in Japan fans may want to attend as the year progresses. After attending many of these gatherings in 2017, I can safely say that this year is going to be even more exciting, and busy. […]

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 on 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 all the die-hard […]

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 […]

The Tokyo Whisky Festival 2017

The morning of November 26th was crisp and chilly when we arrived at Takadanobaba station in Tokyo. Clear blue skies overhead, a pleasant breeze kissed our faces as we walked towards the Belle Salle event hall, excited for the amazing whisky event ahead. Arriving at the hall, we looked for the end of the queue, […]

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 […]

Top Whiskies You’ll Only Find In Japan.. And At dekantā

You know it, we know it, and more people are coming to realize it – Japanese whisky rocks. Unique, harmonious, and innovative, the Japanese whisky industry is growing at a rapid speed. Some expressions by the largest producers are available all around the world, and smaller producers are working hard with their eye towards the horizon […]

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 […]