Category Archives: Whisky News

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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 […]

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Nikka Set To Release Two New Single Malts

With the on-going boom in Japanese whisky and the resultant lack of supply of new expressions from the big producers, we’ve not heard a whole lot from legendary Japanese whisky maker, Nikka, in recent times. Their core range has been in short supply, and we haven’t seen a new whisky from them since their Apple […]

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A Celebration of Friendship & Sharing: The Kyōyū

Today, we’re delighted to announce dekanta’s inaugural world blended whisky, released to celebrate our 6th anniversary and honour the long-standing partnership between Japan and Scotland. It’s a bottling that has been some time in the making and one that we hope you enjoy as much as we do. Presenting, The Kyōyū world blended whisky. A […]

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: dekanta Exclusives

Since the founding of dekanta in 2015, we have been delighted to watch our business grow as we ship bottles of top quality whisky to thirsty customers around the world. It has been a pleasure to be at the forefront of the Japanese whisky industry throughout much of its boom and we hope that we […]

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5 New Whiskies Worth Writing Home About

2021 has been a relatively slow year for new Japanese whisky releases, partly owing to the on-going whisky shortage, and partly down to distillery closures as a result of Covid-19. However, in the past couple of months we have seen a handful of mouth-watering expressions appear on the market, from fine single malts to unique […]

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World Whiskies Awards 2021 Winners Announced

The World Whiskies Awards winners for 2021 have just been announced and that means it’s time for us to take a look at which expressions the world’s top judges think are the best in their respective categories.  This prestigious competition has been running since way back in 2012 and every year distilleries and producers around […]

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An Interview With Karuizawa Distillers & The Komoro Distillery

I was as excited as everyone else when I heard the news that a brand new Japanese whisky distillery was to be built close to the Karuizawa area of Japan. This gorgeous, scenic town had once been home to Japan’s now most legendary distillery, so a return to whisky production in the area was indeed […]

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Shizuoka Distillery – Pioneering New Processes In Japanese Whisky

Founded in 2016 by whisky importer, Gaia Flow, the Shizuoka Distillery is one of Japanese whisky’s fastest rising stars. It sits in an idyllic location high in the Japanese mountains in the Tamagawa district of Shizuoka, not far from the famous Mt. Fuji itself, and their liquid encapsulates the peaceful surroundings through its fresh, crisp […]