Category Archives: Japanese Whisky

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Essence of Suntory Volume 5: Malt Mania Released

Since its introduction in 2018, the Essence of Suntory series has been hugely popular with Japanese whisky lovers around the world. The four volumes released thus far have offered a fresh, unique take on Japanese whisky, bringing everything from Spanish oak matured Yamazaki to a delicious take on rice whisky. It’s this exciting, eclectic approach […]

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The Best Japanese Whisky Releases Of 2021 So Far

We’re now well over half way through 2021 and Autumn will soon be rolling in. With that in mind, now seems like the perfect time to look back at the best Japanese whisky releases of the year so far.  In recent years, the Japanese whisky landscape has experienced some significant changes, with the introduction of […]

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Whisky of the Month For July: Ichiro’s Malt MWR

We’re now nearing the end of July and that means it’s time for us to highlight another of our favourite Japanese whiskies from one of the country’s fastest growing and most popular producers as our Whisky of the Month. This time around, it’s a magnificent creation from Ichiro’s Malt.  Run by Ichiro Akuto,who’s family owned […]

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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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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 […]