Category Archives: Yamazaki

Minzura Japanese Oak Aged Whisky

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 Minzura […]

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 […]

Japanese Pair

Japanese Pair – Yamazaki 18 & Wagyu Beef Steak

Today marks a special occasion for us here at Dekanta, as we publish the first piece of our “Japanese Pair” series. We’re all about the beauty of Japanese whisky, and we decided to reach out to the other die-hard fans out there, who love to take their whisky experience to the next level by pairing […]

Japanese Whisky Las Vegas

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

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 […]

valentine's day Japanese Whisky

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: 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 […]

How to Celebrate Christmas Like the Japanese

Japanese festive season starts early, with Christmas lights going up as early as the end of October. The Japanese love festivals and celebration, and their Christmas is no exception. Though Christmas Day itself is not a national holiday, it’s a great time for celebration, with a focus on spreading happiness to both loved ones and […]