Category Archives: Rare Whisky

Hibiki Whisky – The Facets Of Harmony

Hibiki Whisky – The Facets Of Harmony

The assumed inferiority of blended whisky originates from the mistaken belief that blended expressions comprise the bad-tasting whiskies the Scotch distilleries don’t want. And this belief has lingered throughout the years. Sometimes change must come from the outside. Enter Japanese blended whisky. The word premium was attached to Japanese blended whisky, and pushed across the […]

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The Yamazaki 50 Year-Old Breaks World Record, Again

Another year has brought another world-record set by Japanese whisky, as the Yamazaki distillery has, once again, been put under the global spotlight. On January 27th, the Yamazaki 50 Year-Old (2011 Edition) was showcased in Sotheby’s fine and rare auction in Hong Kong. One lucky buyer added the bottle to his collection with his astonishing […]

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A Year In Review – What Happened in Japanese Whisky in 2017

Relationships, friendships, career. Most have their new goals set for 2018, and are spending some much deserved time off during the holidays, reflecting Japanese Whisky review in 2017 as it comes to a close. More importantly, many will be longingly staring at their whisky collection, wishing they’d bought more (or less) throughout the year. For […]

Spirit Show 2017

Japan At London Spirit Show 2017

The end of the year has been a very busy, exciting time for our team here at dekantā. Last month took us across Japan revisiting whisky distilleries, finally attending the amazing annual Tokyo Whisky Festival, before heading to Europe. Yet, one of the most exciting events of the year came last weekend, on the 1st […]

Tokyo Whisky Festival

The Tokyo Whisky Festival 2017

The morning of November 26th was crisp and chilly when we arrived at Takadanobaba station in Tokyo. Clear blue skies overhead, a pleasant breeze kissed our faces as we walked towards the Belle Salle event hall, excited for the amazing whisky event ahead. Arriving at the hall, we looked for the end of the queue, […]

Festive Decorations You Can Drink

Most than once, amidst the endless toils of Christmas decorating, we’ve all thought about pausing and enjoying a dram. This is especially true if your loved one has the decorating talents of one of Santa’s elves, and untangling Christmas lights is not your forte. Well, this Christmas is going to be extra special, featuring festive […]

Japanese Whisky

The 10 Best-Selling Japanese Whiskies of 2017

Update: Best Selling Japanese whiskies for 2019: Click here Best Selling Japanese whiskies for 2018: Click here Best Japanese Whisky Collections: Click here There is no such thing as the “best” Japanese whisky. Despite the main whisky competitions, individuals, and books which attempt, annually, to name the year’s best single malt, the world’s best blend, […]

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 […]

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. […]

Halloween in Japan – The 10 Spookiest Japanese Whiskies

Halloween is almost upon us. The time for shameless costume-wearing, pumpkin carving, and a huge consumption of candy and whisky, more than you’d typically allow yourself. In the West, kids will be trick-or-treating, while here in Japan, masses of cosplay-wearing people will flood the streets, drinking, playing music, and going nuts. Yep, Halloween is a […]