Category Archives: Whisky History

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Inside The Budō Collection

On Thursday past, the moment to reveal our brand new Karuizawa bottling – The Budo Collection – finally arrived and we have been left teary-eyed by the incredible feedback we have received thus far. Each of the bottles in The Budō Collection – Karuizawa 35 Year Old (1981 – 2017) #7147 Japanese Single Cask Whisky […]

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Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 10 – Hibiki

We’ve made it! It’s Day 10 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re topping off celebrations by honouring one of the finest whisky brands in the world today. Yesterday, we looked at the silent Karuizawa distillery (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice […]

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Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 9 – Karuizawa

It’s Day 9 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring Japan’s most famous silent distillery. Yesterday, we looked at Ichiro’s Malt & Chichibu (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice bottle at a discounted price. Today, we’re looking at the most popular […]

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Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 8 – Ichiro’s Malt & Chichibu

It’s Day 8 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring one of Japan’s fastest rising brands and distilleries. Yesterday, we looked at Yamazaki (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice bottle at a discounted price. Today, we’re looking at […]

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Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 7 – Yamazaki

It’s Day 7 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring Suntory’s most popular distillery. Yesterday, we looked at Hombo Mars (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice bottle at a discounted price. Today, we’re taking a look at Japan’s […]

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Dekanta Anniversary Countdown Day 6 – Hombo Mars

It’s Day 6 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring one of Japan’s most famous whisky producers. Yesterday, we looked at Nikka Yoichi (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice bottle at a discounted price.  Today, we’re looking at […]

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Holiday Countdown Day 2: The Kigai & Hibiki 17 Year Old

With only 4 days to go, the Christmas spirit is surging through our veins and we’re getting very excited about the arrival of Santa Claus and the New Year’s celebrations that will follow. With that in mind, we’re running our Holiday countdown, looking back on a new release for 2019 and an ‘old favourite’ every […]

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Marugin – The Birthplace of The Japanese Whisky Highball

Located on a small street near Ginza station in Tokyo, bar Marugin is usually packed. Smoke and steam rise up from the central kitchen and bar, as the chefs grill up an assortment of skewers and small Japanese dishes. Servers hold large Suntory tumblers under the highball dispensing machines, as the floor staff moves around […]