Category Archives: Ji-Whisky

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Shizuoka Distillery – Pioneering New Processes In Japanese Whisky

Founded in 2016 by whisky importer, Gaia Flow, the Shizuoka Distillery is one of Japanese whisky’s fastest rising stars. It sits in an idyllic location high in the Japanese mountains in the Tamagawa district of Shizuoka, not far from the famous Mt. Fuji itself, and their liquid encapsulates the peaceful surroundings through its fresh, crisp […]

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Christmas Countdown Day 1 – The Asaka Aoi Edition

It’s Christmas Eve and that means it’s the final day of our countdown where we reveal our favourite new release for 2020. So far we’ve looked at a number of incredible bottle from Nikka, Suntory, Akkeshi, Nagahama and more, and we hope you picked up a discounted bottle or two in the process. Today, we’re […]

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Christmas Countdown Day 3 – Akkeshi Sarorunkamuy

Only three more sleeps ’til Christmas and that means we have three more superb Japanese Whisky releases for 2020 to look at before Santa finally arrives. Today, we’re looking at another excellent release from the Akkeshi distillery. Despite being relatively new on the scene, they have impressed us with their well-rounded, moreish expressions and for […]

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Akkeshi To Release New Single Malt – Akkeshi Kanro

Akkeshi is one of Japan’s fastest rising craft whisky distilleries. Situated on the stunning northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, they have been distilling whisky since 2016. The distillery founder, Keiichi Toita, chose the island as the location for his whisky venture thanks to his love of Islay single malts. The climate on Hokkaido is both […]

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The Best Japanese Whisky Of 2020

2020 has been one of the most difficult and eventful years in recent memory, with the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the globe and turning our day-to-day lives upside down. It has thrown up challenges that no one ever saw coming; from being locked in our homes week after week; to learning to enjoy socially distanced meetings […]

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Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 8 – Ichiro’s Malt & Chichibu

It’s Day 8 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring one of Japan’s fastest rising brands and distilleries. Yesterday, we looked at Yamazaki (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice bottle at a discounted price. Today, we’re looking at […]

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Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 2 – Nagahama

It’s Day 2 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring another of Japan’s ji-whisky distilleries. Yesterday, we looked at Akashi White Oak (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice bottle at a discounted price.  Today, it’s all about Nagahama, […]

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Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 1 – White Oak Distillery

It’s June and that has everyone here at dekanta very excited, and not just because the summer has arrived and the sun is shining. While that does put a smile on all of our faces, there’s something else that has us in a particularly good mood, it’s our 5th anniversary! That’s right, we’ve now been […]

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Akkeshi Distillery Releases First Single Malt Whisky – The Sarorunkamuy

The Akkeshi distillery, situated on the stunning northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, has been distilling whisky since 2016. The distillery founder, Keiichi Toita, chose the island as the location for his whisky venture thanks to his love of Islay single malts. The climate on Hokkaido is both cool and wet, and so conditions are perfect […]

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New Wine Law To Protect Japanese Wine

In recent years, there has been a steady rise in “fake” Japanese whiskies which are, at their core, imported whisky from abroad which is bottled in Japan and labelled as Japanese. While some respectable producers properly label such expressions as world blended expressions, most deceive drinkers. While we strive to provide all expressions to be […]