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World Whisky Month Feature: Hombo Mars

It’s week three of World Whisky Month and this week we’re focusing on one of Japan’s premier whisky producers who now operate two distilleries, produce some of the country’s best expressions and are picking up awards with increasing regularity. Of course, it’s Hombo Mars. As an added bonus you’ll be able to make big savings […]

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5 New Whiskies Worth Writing Home About

2021 has been a relatively slow year for new Japanese whisky releases, partly owing to the on-going whisky shortage, and partly down to distillery closures as a result of Covid-19. However, in the past couple of months we have seen a handful of mouth-watering expressions appear on the market, from fine single malts to unique […]

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Christmas Countdown Day 5 – Mars Tsunuki The First

With only five more sleeps ’til the big day, we’re back with our Christmas Countdown and another of our favourite new Japanese Whisky releases of 2020. Yesterday we took a look at the excellent Essence of Suntory Volume 4, if you missed that you can catch up by clicking here.  Today, it’s all about an […]

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Dekanta Anniversary Countdown Day 6 – Hombo Mars

It’s Day 6 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring one of Japan’s most famous whisky producers. Yesterday, we looked at Nikka Yoichi (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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Japanese Whisky Triumphs At World Whiskies Awards 2020

It’s that time of year again, the World Whiskies Awards 2020 winners have just been announced and once again it has been a good year for Japanese whisky, with several brilliant expressions running out as winners in their respective categories. We can’t say we’re overly surprised, as Japanese whiskies have been picking up the top […]

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What’s To Come From Japanese Whisky In 2020

Despite the on-going whisky shortage, 2019 was a rather successful year for Japanese whisky. A number of huge milestones were celebrated, some great new expressions hit the market and Japanese whiskies scooped yet more awards on the international stage. Looking back, it was actually better than just “rather successful” and it was a privilege to […]

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Top Whiskies You’ll Only Find In Japan.. And At dekantā

You know it, we know it, and more people are coming to realize it – Japanese whisky rocks. Unique, harmonious, and innovative, the Japanese whisky industry is growing at a rapid speed. Some expressions by the largest producers are available all around the world, and smaller producers are working hard with their eye towards the horizon […]

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Ji-Whisky Rocks The Shizuoka Whisky & Craft Beer Fair 2017

A craft beer paired with a lovely dram on the side sounds pretty heavenly in the middle of summer, right? This is what the Shizuoka Whisky & Craft Beer Fair organizers were thinking when they decided to launch this wonderful event three years prior, right in the middle of Japan’s  humid summer season. The fair […]