Category Archives: Whisky News

Dekanta Halloween Contest

dekanta Halloween Contest

Halloween is almost upon us. The time for shameless costume-wearing, pumpkin carving, and the consumption of more candy and whisky than you’d typically allow yourself.  In the states, kids will be trick-or-treating, while here in Japan, masses of cosplay-wearing people will flood the streets, enjoying seasonal food and drink, playing music, and going nuts. Halloween is a little […]

Nikka Sets Date For End Of Whisky Shortage

The Japanese whisky shortage has been covered in great detail over the last few years, with discontinuations of some of the most popular bottles from Suntory and Nikka making headline news. This was the result of the industry experiencing huge growth since the Yamazaki 12 Year Old picked up a Gold Award at the International […]

Ichiro's Malt Full Card Series

Ichiro’s Malt Full Card Series Smashes Record At Bonhams HK

Today we saw a busy day of whisky auctioning at Bonhams Hong Kong and it was a huge day for Japanese whisky, as the Ichiro’s Malt Full Card Series broke the world record for the most valuable Japanese whisky collection ever to go at auction, fetching a whopping $7,192,000 (US$0.92m). The Full Card Series broke […]

Ichiro's Malt Full Card Series

Ichiro’s Malt Full Card Series Set For Auction At Bonhams

The Ichiro’s Malt Card Series is one of the rarest, most sought after collections in world whisky. Inspired by a deck of playing cards, it is made up of 54 different expressions, with each and every card represented, including the Jokers. Independent bottler, Ichiro’s Malt, was setup by Ichiro Akuto after the family business, founded […]

The Growth of Global Demand for Japanese Whisky

The Growth of Global Demand for Japanese Whisky

Though demand growth of Japanese whisky remains strong in Japan, interest is quickly building elsewhere. Non-Japanese sales of Japanese whisky are now rising at an average pace of 9% annually, according to Euromonitor International. This growth is more than twice as fast as American, Canadian, Irish or Scotch whiskies, all of which are doing quite […]

Kavalan Solist Rum Cask

dekanta Exclusive Kavalan Solist Rum Cask – The First Rum Cask Whisky In The Solist Range

This week we had the honour of releasing the first ever Kavalan Solist Rum Cask matured whisky. As the first of its kind in the triumphant Solist range, it’s a groundbreaking single malt that is only available exclusively here at dekanta. Kavalan have been on the world whisky map for some time now. Hailing from […]

100 Years Of The Japanese Whisky Industry

Celebrating 100 Years Of The Japanese Whisky Industry

It’s 2019 and that means it’s a particularly special year for the Japanese whisky industry. 100 years ago, in 1919, the first whisky distilling license was granted to a Japanese distillery, the coastal distillery of Eigashima to be precise, signalling the start of the industry that we know and love today. Since then, we have […]

Kamiki Sakura

The Kamiki Sakura – The First Whisky Finished in Japanese Sakura Wood

We’re delighted to introduce a brand new Kamiki whisky and the latest dekanta exclusive – The Kamiki Sakura. Following on from the acclaimed Kamiki and Kamiki Intense expressions – the first whiskies matured in Japanese Cedar wood – this exciting new expression takes the brand an innovative step further, this time with a finish in […]

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Japanese Whiskies Fetch Impressive Fees At Bonhams HK

Last week’s auction at Bonhams Hong Kong saw a number of old and rare bottles, including some outstanding Japanese expressions, pull in huge sales, with the total value of sales exceeding 32 million Hong Kong dollars (over 4 million USD). Japanese whisky has experienced huge growth in recent years, solidifying its place as a modern-day […]