Category Archives: Mars

Hombo Mars Distillery

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 […]

World Whiskies Awards 2020

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Japan Takes Whisky To New Heights

When you think of the great whisky-producing regions, rugged mountains are always a part of the scene: cool mountain air; a stiff breeze to fill your lungs; a sense of adventure. When it comes to distilling at altitude, there is one country that is quite literally head and shoulders above the rest, and that country […]

Whisky Gift Guide: Japanese Whisky in Beautiful Ceramic and Porcelain Decanters

For storage and display, ceramic or porcelain-made decanters are a popular choice for Japanese whiskies. Many whisky companies release limited editions of whiskies in rare bottles for special occasions from holidays to commemorations. Perfect as a holiday gift, these beautiful whisky bottles are more than just their exteriors. Check out this list of luxurious liquor […]