Category Archives: Taketsuru

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 […]

Japanese Whisky At The International Spirits Challenge 2018

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” […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whisky News: Japanese Whisky Awards for 2016

Part of the prestigious World Drinks Awards program, the World Whiskies Awards take place on 30 March 2017 and are a highlight of the whisky industry calendar. Every year, prominent whisky associations and reviewers gather to celebrate quality whiskies from all over the world. Taste and Design are the two main factors that help the […]

Japanese Whisky Budget Series: Under $1,000

We’re reaching to our more affordable Japanese whiskies that you can buy for any occasion or just for yourself! Featuring an extensive collection of fine Japanese liquor, this special blog post from the Japanese Whisky Budget Series lists the 20 exciting whiskies to try that are under $1,000. Hanshin Tigers Whisky Aged 12 Years Price: […]

Explore Our Summer Sales Event

Barbeques, beaches, lakes, parades, vacations, fairs and all sorts of celebrations — we love summer! While you’re enjoying the sunshine, it’s a great time to reward yourself with a bottle of premium Japanese Whisky. It just so happens that we at dekantā are expecting a huge delivery of quality whisky in a few weeks, so […]