Category Archives: Japanese Whisky

Essence of Suntory 2019 Brings Spanish Influence To Yamazaki Whisky

Launched in February 2018, the Essence of Suntory experimental series set out to explore the expert craftsmanship behind Suntory whisky, providing insight into what is possible in their distilleries through unique finishes that stray from the norm. The 2018 releases were huge successes, lapped up by Japanese whisky fans around the world, and this year’s […]

The 10 Best-Selling Japanese Whiskies of 2018

With 2019 well underway, we’ve already had some exciting new releases. The Trinitas, the Mars ‘Sun and Phoenix’ single malt and, most recently, the stunning Karuizawa Shibari Collection have all been well received. On top of that, we have plenty of others to look forward to, the upcoming Suntory Ao World Blend for example. But […]

Karuizawa’s 35 Year Old Shibari Collection: It’s Art, It’s History, It’s Incredible Whisky

As you can see from our home page, we’re honored and thrilled to be able to offer the new Karuizawa Shibari Collection, a quartet of 35 Year Old sherry cask-aged whiskies whose bottles are an homage to the Japanese art of rope bondage. Limited to 45 sets — a mere 180 bottles — we’re using a ballot […]

Yamazaki Sherry Cask

Christmas Countdown Day 1 – Yamazaki Sherry Cask

It’s Christmas Eve!!! With the big day just a few hours away we hope all of your last minute shopping has been carried out, you’ve got your Christmas dinner plans prepped and the presents are stacking up under your tree. Before we get into some whisky, we’d just like to take this moment to say […]

Christmas Countdown Day 3 – Nikka G&G Military Samurai Commander

It’s not long now until Santa will be eating his cookies and drinking his milk in your front room, and he’s a big guy, so we hope you have plenty for him! For Day 3 of our 2018 Christmas Countdown we’re looking at a whisky that features outstanding design, incredible liquid and is highly collectable. […]

Christmas Countdown Day 6 – Eigashima 2011 ‘Kikou’

It’s Day 6 of our Christmas Countdown and today we’re looking at a bottle that is very close to our hearts. This whisky was our first independent bottling and was released to celebrate our 3rd Anniversary. Since then it has gone on to win an award at the Independent Bottlers Challenge and become internationally recognised. […]

Karuizawa Whisky: Japan’s Legendary Liquid Gold

Karuizawa’s Unparalleled Growth Today Karuizawa whisky stands at the top of the global whisky industry, as the brand to rise most in value compared to any other whisky in the world, since 2013, according to auction and sales reports by Whiskystats.net. Karuizawa: A History When the distillery’s doors shut in 2000, the distillery team could […]