Category Archives: Yamazaki Sherry Cask

Yamazaki Sherry Cask

Christmas Countdown Day 1 – Yamazaki Sherry Cask

It’s Christmas Eve!!! With the big day just a few hours away we hope all of your last minute shopping has been carried out, you’ve got your Christmas dinner plans prepped and the presents are stacking up under your tree. Before we get into some whisky, we’d just like to take this moment to say […]

Yamazaki Mizunara Oak - From Whisky To Wine

Yamazaki Mizunara Oak – From Whisky To Wine

The rarity of Japanese mizunara oak is sung across the whisky world. In recent years many have utilized the category, in the hopes of adding an element of luxury to their whisky. Islay’s great Bowmore distillery released a mizunara expression in 2013 which, to no surprise, quickly sold out and skyrocketed in price on the […]

Inside Suntory’s Cask Management

What makes a whisky great? Is it the barley used during production, the pot stills used to distil it, or the quality of the water taken from the earth? Put simply, all of the above contribute greatly to the dram in your glass, however, many experts suggest that the casks used and period of maturation […]

Yamazaki Unveils 2017 Limited Edition

If you’ve heard of Japanese single malt whisky, then you’ve heard of the Yamazaki distillery. It’s one of the oldest distilleries in Japan, and is owned by the global drinks giant, Suntory. We’re understandably excited for Yamazaki’s 2017 Limited Edition bottling, but first we’d like to introduce you to this very exclusive and highly anticipated […]

Yamazaki Distillery – A Top Exhibitor in Las Vegas Nth Show 2017

Each year, in the city of chance, revelry, and extravagance, the Universal Whisky Experience hosts the Nth Show, an exclusive, master event featuring the world’s rarest whiskies. Created by whisky collector and real estate tycoon, Mahesh Patel, the four-day event draws whisky experts and distillers from around the globe each year. Exciting whisky pairing dinners, […]

Valentine’s Day Cocktails with Japanese Spirits

Valentine’s Day is near, and, whether you’re celebrating singledom with your closest pals or having a romantic evening with your significant other, we’d like to offer you an excuse to involve some Japanese whisky. These stylish, Valentine’s-inspired concoctions are the perfect introduction to someone who’s new to Japanese whisky, or an inspired way to glam […]

The Recipe for a Perfect Valentine’s Day: Japanese Whisky & Chocolate

Valentine’s Day is near and romance is in the air! Valentine’s Day in  Japan is a special event filled with love and affection, during which department stores showcase their best chocolates and Valentine’s Day gifts. From simple $5 heart-shaped chocolate boxes to more pricey chocolate sets featuring artistic and beautiful confectionary creations, Japan does it […]

Whisky News: Whisky Bible 2016-2017 Japanese Whisky Awards

Jim Murray, world-renowned author of the Whisky Bible and famed whisky reviewer, has sampled over 4,000 whiskies from around the world. In recent years, Japanese whiskies have made history-making appearances in Murray’s comprehensive whisky review books. He memorably named Suntory’s Yamazaki 2013 Sherry Cask the best whisky in the world in the 2015 version of […]

Japanese Whisky Budget Series: $2,000 to $7,000

Here’s our next part to the Japanese Whisky Budget Series, and we’re featuring Japanese whiskies that have a price tag between $2,000 to $7,000. You’ll find that many of these whiskies are from closed distilleries, so they’re extremely rare, hence the rather high price on these bottles. But, if you want to have a one-of-a-kind […]