Category Archives: Yoichi

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Japanese Whisky and Autumn Food Pairing

What is the solution to these colder days and longer nights? Eating. Eating Japanese. Eating and, if it’s something you enjoy, drinking. And if you enjoy eating AND you enjoy drinking Japanese whisky then wait till you try pairing food with that whisky. It will perk up your autumn no bother. Pairing Cuisine with Whisky […]

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The Best Japanese Whisky Of 2020

2020 has been one of the most difficult and eventful years in recent memory, with the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the globe and turning our day-to-day lives upside down. It has thrown up challenges that no one ever saw coming; from being locked in our homes week after week; to learning to enjoy socially distanced meetings […]

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Nikka Launch World Blended Whisky – The Nikka Session

This week, we’re delighted to welcome a brand new expression from Japanese whisky legends, Nikka, into our online store, and we have to say, this is one of the most promising releases from the drinks giant in recent years.  Plagued by the on-going whisky shortage, Nikka have struggled to keep up with demand for their […]

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Dekanta Anniversary Countdown Day 5 – Nikka Yoichi

It’s Day 5 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring Nikka’s frst distillery. Yesterday, we looked at Hakushu (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice bottle at a discounted price. Today, we’re looking at the Yoichi distillery, built in […]

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Where To Drink Japanese Whisky When You’re Not In Japan

It’s fairly obvious that the best place to drink Japanese whisky is in Japan, whether you’re at The Door in Kyoto, or Zoetrope in the Nishi-Shinjuku area of Tokyo, or the tasting room at the Yamazaki distillery, to name just three.  But what about Japanese whisky aficionados who don’t happen to live there, and can’t […]

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Hokkaido: A Hub for Japanese Spirit Production

Hokkaido is Japan’s second largest island, situated in the country’s northernmost prefecture. The island is home to the famous city of Sapporo, where the huge Snow Festival is held annually, as well as Niseko (the country’s most popular ski resort), the famous Noboribetsu hot springs, and rolling fields of lavender and beautiful summer flowers. It’s […]

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Benizakura Distillery – Hokkaido Gin & George Orwell

The city of Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, known throughout the world for its skiing culture, Sapporo beer, and the amazing Sapporo Snow Festival, which attracts millions of tourists each year. The city is also the fifth largest in Japan in terms of population. Looking at Japanese food, Hokkaido can’t be beaten. The cold […]

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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 […]

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Yoichi Distillery Exclusive Bottlings

Have you made it up to Hokkaido recently? The northernmost part of Japan, far from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and Osaka, brings an experience like no other. Hokkaido is the second largest, and coldest, island of Japan, known for its natural hot springs, popular skiing areas, and the world-famous annual Sapporo snow festival. […]