Category Archives: Japan

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Kavalan Whisky Dominates at IWSC

In recent weeks we saw the winners of the International Wine & Spirits Competition announced. Founded in 1969, the IWSC has now become the largest international spirits competition in the entire world, and every year distilleries from around the globe vie for coveted medals in a number of categories. Around 250 judges nose, taste and […]

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Sakurao Distillery Release First Single Malts

The Sakurao Brewery and Distillery Co. was founded in 1918 in the town of Sakurao in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima. It was initially known as Chugoku Jozo and they produced sake, as well as attempting to create their own single malt whisky. Much like many distilleries in Japan, their early attempts at whisky-making weren’t entirely fruitful, and […]

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Nikka Set To Release Two New Single Malts

With the on-going boom in Japanese whisky and the resultant lack of supply of new expressions from the big producers, we’ve not heard a whole lot from legendary Japanese whisky maker, Nikka, in recent times. Their core range has been in short supply, and we haven’t seen a new whisky from them since their Apple […]

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A Celebration of Friendship & Sharing: The Kyōyū

Today, we’re delighted to announce dekanta’s inaugural world blended whisky, released to celebrate our 6th anniversary and honour the long-standing partnership between Japan and Scotland. It’s a bottling that has been some time in the making and one that we hope you enjoy as much as we do. Presenting, The Kyōyū world blended whisky. A […]

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: Hibiki 21 Year Old

Today is the final day of our 6th anniversary countdown and that means tomorrow is the day that we announce our exciting new whisky! If you haven’t signed up for alerts yet, you can do so by clicking here. To finish things off in style, today we’re looking at one of the finest whiskies ever […]

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: Hakushu 18 Year Old

This Friday we’ll be unveiling an exciting new dekanta release and it’s one we really can’t wait to share with you. Until then, we’ll be rolling on our countdown by looking at another of our favourite Japanese whiskies of all time. Yesterday, we sipped on the Nikka Coffey Malt – a superb and innovative world […]

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: Nikka Coffey Malt

Happy Monday everybody! What better way to kick off the week than by looking at another of our favourite Japanese whiskies. Yesterday we talked about the Taketsuru 17 Year Old – a tremendous blended whisky from Nikka – and if you missed that you can catch up by clicking here. Today, we’re looking at another […]

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 Year Old

The dekanta 6th Anniversary celebrations are rolling on and today we’re looking at another of our favourite Japanese whiskies. Yesterday, we delved into the Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve, and if you missed that you can catch up by clicking here.  Today, it’s an exceptional blend from Japanese whisky giant, Nikka. The company operates two hugely successful […]

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve

It’s dekanta’s 6th Anniversary and we’re celebrating by featuring one of our favourite Japanese whiskies every day until June 12th. Yesterday, we looked at the superb Hibiki Harmony – a whisky with no-age-statement but a lot of character – and if you missed that you can catch up right here. Today, we’re looking at another […]

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Whisky of the Month For May: Ichiro’s Malt World Blended Whisky 2020

Once again, it’s time for our Whisky of the Month. For May, we’ve selected a bottle that has helped catapult the World Blended Whisky category to the forefront of everyone’s mind, while delighting thousands of noses and palates along the way – it’s the Ichiro’s Malt World Blended Whisky 2020. Ichiro’s and World Blended Whiskies […]