Category Archives: Nikka

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Nikka Coffey Malt Tops Japanese Whisky Category In Whisky Bible 2018

It’s that time of the year again, when whisky expert, Jim Murray releases his annual “Whisky Bible” and presents the year’s greatest whiskies. The 2018 edition featured an exciting new winner in the Japanese whisky category. First published in 2003, Jim Murray’s “Whisky Bible” is a guide presenting all the world whiskies sourced by Murray […]

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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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Inside The Nikka Coffey Gin & Vodka Distillation

Shortly after the release of the Nikka Coffey gin and Coffey vodka this summer, the company has revealed details on the distillation procedures of the two products. This comes as a surprise, as the major drinks companies in Japan usually keep their methods secret, due to the strong competition between the giants, Suntory, Nikka, and Kirin, […]

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Suntory & Nikka Rock The International Spirits Challenge 2017

We realize that Japanese whisky winning multiple awards in international spirit competitions is quite the norm nowadays, but, nonetheless, we simply love broadcasting the latest award for Japanese whisky to the world, in the hopes of reaching someone who doesn’t yet know how great the drams from Japan really are. Enter the International Spirits Challenge […]

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Nikka Rum & Moscatel Single Malts Announced Following Yamazaki 18 Mizunara Edition 2017

Only days after the most exciting and wonderful announcement of the year by Suntory, introducing the new Yamazaki 18 Mizunara Edition 2017, Nikka has officially announced the releases of several new single malts. Of course, we expected no less from the two largest whisky companies in Japan. The competition between them is fierce and is […]

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The Top 3 Japanese Whisky-Loving Dads

Father’s day is almost here, kicking off on Sunday the 18th of June. There are many great gifts to get your dad this year, the obvious and best choice being a bottle of great Japanese whisky. While the whisky world is changing, and becoming more popular across a wider age range in the population, the […]

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Tokyo International BarShow 2017 – Everything You Need To Know

It was raining on the 13th of May, Saturday morning, but that wasn’t enough to stop the hordes of whisky fans from getting to the Tokyo International BarShow 2017. Umbrellas started to queue a few hours before kick-off, and we were ushered into the main hall at exactly 11.00 am, a feat which demonstrated the […]

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Whisky 101: The History of Japanese Whisky

The history of Japanese whisky is shrouded in mystery, since very little is recorded in whisky making before the famed establishment of Suntory’s Yamazaki Distillery in the early 20th century. What we do know is that a few shochu and sake breweries produced Japanese whisky on the side as early as the 1850s. Whisky took […]