Category Archives: Nikka

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Japanese Pair – Nikka Coffey Malt & Xiao Long Bao Dumplings

After a long break (I was on a strict whisky-only diet) we’re back with the latest instalment of our Japanese Pair series, a range dedicated to pairing the very best Japanese whiskies with delicious dishes. So far we’ve paired the Yamazaki 18 with some gorgeous Wagyu beef, the Hibiki 21 with nigiri sushi, and the […]

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Japanese Whisky At The International Spirits Challenge 2018

The whisky results of the International Spirits Challenge 2018 were published today, on May 11th. There are some wonderful Gold winners in the Japanese whisky categories this year which are, as usual, dominated by the giants of Japanese whisky, Suntory and Nikka. In last year’s competition, Suntory was named “World Whisky Producer of the Year” […]

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Suntory, Kirin, Asahi Come Together Against Pollution

In recent news by Suntory, Japan’s largest drinks companies have come together to combat the rising issue of air pollution in Asia. It seems it will be a common interest in protecting the environment, and not whisky, that will bring these major industry players to collaborate. Japan’s most major beer makers, Suntory, Asahi, Kirin, and Sapporo, […]

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World Whiskies Awards Round 1 – Observing Japanese Whisky

It’s that time of the year again as Japanese whisky lovers await the final results of the World Whiskies Awards competition. For the fans that don’t remember, Japanese whisky rocked the competition last year, after expressions were named the World’s Best Blended, World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt, and World’s Best Grain. 2017 was huge […]

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Japanese Whisky Festivals You Can’t Miss In 2018

In our recent piece on what’s happening in Japanese whisky in 2018, we briefly mentioned some of the whisky events in Japan fans may want to attend as the year progresses. After attending many of these gatherings in 2017, I can safely say that this year is going to be even more exciting, and busy. […]

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Japanese Whisky Giants To Raise Production

The year has only just begun, and some amazing news for Japanese whisky has already come through. If you’re reading this, then you know of Japanese whisky, and have heard of the painful scarcity of the best-selling, aged expressions. Yamazaki 12 year-old, 18 year-old, the aged Hibiki range, the Yoichi age statement bottlings. Finding all […]

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Gin-Posium 2017 – The Era of Craft Japanese Gin

The year is coming to close, yet, the excitement doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The Tokyo Whisky Festival showcased the rise of tiny, passionate whisky distillers, while over in London, the Spirit Show brought forth craft as a whole. Our team made sure to show the London crowd what Japanese gin is […]

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The Holidays Kick-Off – Japanese Whisky Hampers, Competitions, & More

The holidays are closing in fast and, with Japanese whisky at the forefront, our team here at dekantā wanted to create something extra special for all our wonderful customers. After some good old-fashioned brainstorming, we realized that our customers love Japanese whisky but probably also enjoy the culture and traditions of the country. Also, its […]

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Yoichi Distillery Exclusive Bottlings

Have you made it up to Hokkaido recently? The northernmost part of Japan, far from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and Osaka, brings an experience like no other. Hokkaido is the second largest, and coldest, island of Japan, known for its natural hot springs, popular skiing areas, and the world-famous annual Sapporo snow festival. […]