Category Archives: Japan

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The Best Japanese Whiskies of 2022 So Far…

We’re about halfway through 2022 and in recent months we’ve started seeing some fantastic releases from Japan’s newer and legendary distilleries alike. With that in mind, we felt like this might be a good time to round up the best releases of the year to date. Each of these unique whiskies has been painstakingly created […]

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A Celebration of Sisterhood and Mentorship – The Shimai

Dekanta Anniversary week is coming to end and we’re delighted that you could all join us for the celebrations in which we released an exclusive Kavalan bottling, ran huge sales and toasted dekanta. Now, we’re topping it all off with a stunning new whisky that follows on from last year’s impressive Kyōyū World Blended Whisky […]

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Review: Whisky – the final edition by Ulf Buxrud

Whisky – the final edition is the latest book from Swedish whisky expert and Keeper of the Quaich, Ulf Buxrud. It details the story behind the most expensive Japanese whisky collection of all time – The Ichiro’s Malt Card Series.  Everyone familiar with Japanese whisky will surely have heard of this legendary series of bottlings […]

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The Best Japanese Whiskies of 2022

We’re almost halfway through what has been a very busy 2022 thus far for Japanese whisky, with a range of exciting new releases popping up from distilleries all over Japan. The whisky landscape in Japan is changing rapidly, with exciting new distilleries joining the old guard, and nearly all of them seem to be producing […]

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Japan’s Blenders Shine At World Whiskies Awards

It’s that time of year again, the sun has started to shine and the World Whiskies Awards results are in, what more could you ask for?  The prestigious competition has now been running for over a decade and every year distilleries and independent bottlers from around the globe vie for the top awards. Japanese whiskies […]

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Akashi Showcases Blending Skills With Latest Releases

The Akashi Distillery is one that we have covered in great detail over the last few years, even going as far as independently bottling two unique casks for our dekanta exclusives range.  Based in Eigashima, the distillery has gone from strength to strength, releasing some truly exciting whiskies and growing in popularity around the world. […]

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The Best Japanese Whisky For Highballs

In recent times, the Japanese Highball has been gaining much attention and notoriety around the world, having been a staple in Japan for some time. This simple, yet elegant cocktail, created by carefully mixing whisky, soda and ice, is served by the thousands in Tokyo, Osaka and other hubs around Japan as revelers enjoy their […]

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Distillery in the Spotlight: Akkeshi

It’s time for our first distillery spotlight of 2022 and today we’re looking at one of Japan’s newer distilleries that is making waves with their unique expressions influenced by the local terroir – it’s the Akkeshi Distillery.  Situated on the stunning northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Akkeshi has been distilling whisky since 2016. The distillery […]

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Transient Tones For Timeless Spirits: Behind the Scenes

Earlier today, we were delighted to unveil our latest endeavour: Transient Tones For Timeless Spirits – A dekanta LP and we are confident that you’ll enjoy this epic boxset as much as we enjoyed creating it. If you haven’t heard about this superb new sensory experience yet, click here to find out more. Now, in […]

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New Suntory Year of the Tiger Limited Editions

In recent years, new Suntory releases have been extremely hard to come by, often limited to the annual Essence of Suntory bottlings alongside a zodiac bottling or two. However, 2021 has been a great year for fans of the drinks giant, and indeed Japanese whisky in general. So far, we have been treated to the […]