Category Archives: Suntory

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Essence of Suntory Volume 5: Malt Mania Released

Since its introduction in 2018, the Essence of Suntory series has been hugely popular with Japanese whisky lovers around the world. The four volumes released thus far have offered a fresh, unique take on Japanese whisky, bringing everything from Spanish oak matured Yamazaki to a delicious take on rice whisky. It’s this exciting, eclectic approach […]

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The Best Japanese Whisky Releases Of 2021 So Far

We’re now well over half way through 2021 and Autumn will soon be rolling in. With that in mind, now seems like the perfect time to look back at the best Japanese whisky releases of the year so far.  In recent years, the Japanese whisky landscape has experienced some significant changes, with the introduction of […]

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: Hibiki 21 Year Old

Today is the final day of our 6th anniversary countdown and that means tomorrow is the day that we announce our exciting new whisky! If you haven’t signed up for alerts yet, you can do so by clicking here. To finish things off in style, today we’re looking at one of the finest whiskies ever […]

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: Hakushu 18 Year Old

This Friday we’ll be unveiling an exciting new dekanta release and it’s one we really can’t wait to share with you. Until then, we’ll be rolling on our countdown by looking at another of our favourite Japanese whiskies of all time. Yesterday, we sipped on the Nikka Coffey Malt – a superb and innovative world […]

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve

It’s dekanta’s 6th Anniversary and we’re celebrating by featuring one of our favourite Japanese whiskies every day until June 12th. Yesterday, we looked at the superb Hibiki Harmony – a whisky with no-age-statement but a lot of character – and if you missed that you can catch up right here. Today, we’re looking at another […]

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Suntory Announces New Yamazaki & Hibiki Single Malts

In the first major Japanese whisky news of 2021, Suntory announced that they are launching two brand new expressions in their Yamazaki and Hibiki ranges – The Yamazaki Limited Edition 2021 and the Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2021. Whisky fans the world over will be delighted to know that both of these exciting new whiskies contain […]

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Christmas Countdown Day 6 – Essence of Suntory Volume 4

It’s the second day of our 2020 Christmas Countdown, I hope you’ve got a dram and a mince pie at the ready! Yesterday we took a look at the brilliant Akkeshi Kanro, an exciting, fruity and well-balanced expression from a promising young distillery. If you missed that, you can catch up by clicking here. Today, […]

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Japanese Whisky and Autumn Food Pairing

What is the solution to these colder days and longer nights? Eating. Eating Japanese. Eating and, if it’s something you enjoy, drinking. And if you enjoy eating AND you enjoy drinking Japanese whisky then wait till you try pairing food with that whisky. It will perk up your autumn no bother. Pairing Cuisine with Whisky […]

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The Best Japanese Whisky Of 2020

2020 has been one of the most difficult and eventful years in recent memory, with the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the globe and turning our day-to-day lives upside down. It has thrown up challenges that no one ever saw coming; from being locked in our homes week after week; to learning to enjoy socially distanced meetings […]

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Yamazaki 55 Year Old Becomes Most Expensive Japanese Whisky

Today saw Bonhams Hong Kong host the largest Fine & Rare auction of 2020 thus far, with highly collectable bottles of wine and whisky from around the world going under the hammer. The auction was held in strict accordance with Hong Kong’s Covid-19 guidelines, meaning that only a few lucky buyers were allowed into the […]