Category Archives: Whisky News

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Review: Whisky – the final edition by Ulf Buxrud

Whisky – the final edition is the latest book from Swedish whisky expert and Keeper of the Quaich, Ulf Buxrud. It details the story behind the most expensive Japanese whisky collection of all time – The Ichiro’s Malt Card Series.  Everyone familiar with Japanese whisky will surely have heard of this legendary series of bottlings […]

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Japan’s Blenders Shine At World Whiskies Awards

It’s that time of year again, the sun has started to shine and the World Whiskies Awards results are in, what more could you ask for?  The prestigious competition has now been running for over a decade and every year distilleries and independent bottlers from around the globe vie for the top awards. Japanese whiskies […]

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Akashi Showcases Blending Skills With Latest Releases

The Akashi Distillery is one that we have covered in great detail over the last few years, even going as far as independently bottling two unique casks for our dekanta exclusives range.  Based in Eigashima, the distillery has gone from strength to strength, releasing some truly exciting whiskies and growing in popularity around the world. […]

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Transient Tones For Timeless Spirits: Behind the Scenes

Earlier today, we were delighted to unveil our latest endeavour: Transient Tones For Timeless Spirits – A dekanta LP and we are confident that you’ll enjoy this epic boxset as much as we enjoyed creating it. If you haven’t heard about this superb new sensory experience yet, click here to find out more. Now, in […]

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New Suntory Year of the Tiger Limited Editions

In recent years, new Suntory releases have been extremely hard to come by, often limited to the annual Essence of Suntory bottlings alongside a zodiac bottling or two. However, 2021 has been a great year for fans of the drinks giant, and indeed Japanese whisky in general. So far, we have been treated to the […]

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Whisky of the Month For September: Kanosuke 2021 First Edition

It’s time once again to name our Whisky of the Month. This month, we’ve chosen a whisky that has been incredibly popular with our employees and customers alike since its release and it’s one that we can’t recommend highly enough – The Kanosuke 2021 First Edition.  The Kanosuke Distillery The Kanosuke Distillery sits on the […]

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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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Kavalan Whisky Dominates at IWSC

In recent weeks we saw the winners of the International Wine & Spirits Competition announced. Founded in 1969, the IWSC has now become the largest international spirits competition in the entire world, and every year distilleries from around the globe vie for coveted medals in a number of categories. Around 250 judges nose, taste and […]

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Sakurao Distillery Release First Single Malts

The Sakurao Brewery and Distillery Co. was founded in 1918 in the town of Sakurao in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima. It was initially known as Chugoku Jozo and they produced sake, as well as attempting to create their own single malt whisky. Much like many distilleries in Japan, their early attempts at whisky-making weren’t entirely fruitful, and […]