Category Archives: Yamazaki

Top Whiskies You’ll Only Find In Japan.. And At dekantā

You know it, we know it, and more people are coming to realize it – Japanese whisky rocks. Unique, harmonious, and innovative, the Japanese whisky industry is growing at a rapid speed. Some expressions by the largest producers are available all around the world, and smaller producers are working hard with their eye towards the horizon […]

Japanese Whisky Trends at The Whisky Show 2017

Over the weekend, one of biggest, most popular whisky events of the year took place in London: The Whisky Show 2017. dekantā was, of course, in attendance, and we’re here to give all those who couldn’t make it an inside look at the event. Now in its ninth year, the event took place in Old […]

Suntory & Nikka Rock The International Spirits Challenge 2017

We realize that Japanese whisky winning multiple awards in international spirit competitions is quite the norm nowadays, but, nonetheless, we simply love broadcasting the latest award for Japanese whisky to the world, in the hopes of reaching someone who doesn’t yet know how great the drams from Japan really are. Enter the International Spirits Challenge […]

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 […]

A Dram From Japan – Whisky Shop W. Yamazaki WSO-007

Before anyone gets too excited, this isn’t a James Bond release under the 007 code name, even though we strongly believe that all the great Bonds, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, would enjoy a dram of this exceptional whisky. With that explanation out of the way, we’re pleased to present a brand new series […]

7 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Suntory Whisky

If you’re a fan of whisky in general, then odds are you’ve heard of Suntory. Actually, even if you aren’t a fan of whisky you’ve probably heard the name in passing somewhere. The company is, after all, the third largest drinks company in the world. They manage many brands, including Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, and […]

The Wonders of Japanese Mizunara Oak

As many of you may know, the period of World War 2 was an extremely difficult time for numerous countries, including Japan. One major issue during that time was that Japan had no access to imports. Therefore, Japanese whisky producers were finding it increasingly difficult to secure barrels for maturation during that period. While whisky […]

The Top 3 Japanese Whisky-Loving Dads

Father’s day is almost here, kicking off on Sunday the 18th of June. There are many great gifts to get your dad this year, the obvious and best choice being a bottle of great Japanese whisky. While the whisky world is changing, and becoming more popular across a wider age range in the population, the […]

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 […]