Category Archives: Karuizawa

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The Most Elusive Japanese Whisky

Few could have foreseen the astronomical rise in demand for Japanese whisky that has occurred in the last five years. Though its popularity has risen gradually since the early 2000s, it was not until recently that the world began to really appreciate the craftsmanship and creativity that goes into making, and ageing, the spirit. Nowadays, […]

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Where To Drink Japanese Whisky When You’re Not In Japan

It’s fairly obvious that the best place to drink Japanese whisky is in Japan, whether you’re at The Door in Kyoto, or Zoetrope in the Nishi-Shinjuku area of Tokyo, or the tasting room at the Yamazaki distillery, to name just three.  But what about Japanese whisky aficionados who don’t happen to live there, and can’t […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Japanese Whisky Trends at The Whisky Show 2017

Over the weekend, one of biggest, most popular whisky events of the year took place in London: The Whisky Show 2017. dekantā was, of course, in attendance, and we’re here to give all those who couldn’t make it an inside look at the event. Now in its ninth year, the event took place in Old […]

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Japanese Gin Meets Karuizawa Whisky In Cask-Aged Gin Release

As if the end of 2017 hasn’t been exciting enough with the recent announcements of the Yamazaki 18 Mizunara Edition 2017 and the Yoichi and Miyagikyo Moscatel-finished single malts, the Kyoto distillery has just released a whisky cask-aged Japanese gin. The new “Ki Noh Bi” gin is exclusive to the Japanese Isetan department store chain, and […]

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Dekanta’s 2nd Anniversary Week – Japanese Whisky History In Bulletpoints

Our 2nd anniversary week is well underway, and we hope you are having as much fun as we are! In case you missed the news, the week between the 27th of May and the 3rd of June will feature many sales and discounts on different distilleries each day. We will be giving away over $1,000 […]

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Inside The World’s Largest Karuizawa Auction

On the 5th of April, an auction featuring the world’s largest and most exclusive collection of Karuizawa whisky led whisky experts and passionate collectors to the web. The auction ended on  Monday 17th of April, and gave us whisky lovers a lot to talk about. The winning bids amounted to almost £800,000, far above the […]