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Japan Rocks The 2017 World Whiskies Awards

Last week the results for this year’s World Whiskies Awards were released, showing the world which whiskies are truly the best of the best. Japanese whiskies have performed particularly well in recent years, so expectations were high here at dekantā, and we have not been disappointed. Japan received 3 awards in the very competitive categories […]

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Japanese Whisky, Ji-Whisky, Rare Whisky, Whisky News

¥38 Million Raised Through Crowdfunding for Japanese Distillery Revival

Wakatsuru Shuzo Co. Ltd., a Japanese sake brewery over a century old, obtained its license to distil whisky in 1952 and went on to build the only distillery in the Hokuriku region.  Unfortunately, the distillery struggled financially, and the distillery building itself fell apart. The company had to shut down its whisky production, but things […]

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Spirit of Speyside to Spotlight Japanese Whisky

Ever expanding their reach into new areas of the global whisky industry, the Spirit of Speyside Festival has announced that this year’s programme will feature Japanese whisky for the first time. Yumi Yashikawa, the global ambassador for Chichibu Distillery, recently announced that Chichibu will be a part of the 18th Annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky […]

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New Akkeshi Distillery Promises Heavily Peated Japanese Whiskies

Hokkaido, a northern island in Japan, is well-known for its high-quality milk and cheese products, but it may soon be acclaimed for more than its dairy. A second whisky distillery has opened in 2016 on this famous island: Akkeshi Distillery, owned by the grocery company, Kenten Ltd. Along with Nikka’s Yoichi Distillery, Kenten’s Akkeshi will […]

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Bright Future For Mars Whisky’s New Tsunuki Distillery

Considered a revival of the former Kagoshima distillery that previously occupied the site, and expected to release an exclusive single-malt whisky for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, exciting times are ahead for Mars Whisky’s new Tsunuki distillery. In November 2016, Hombo Shuzo Co., the company that owns Mars Shinshu Distillery and built the Mars Whisky brand, […]

Whisky News Japanese Whisky Awards for 2016
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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 […]