Extraordinary Gifts That Show How Much You Care
Instead of giving another ordinary gift this Father’s Day, give a spirits experience instead. dekantā offers you the opportunity to explore the finest Japanese whisky, wine, gin, shochu and awamori in a whole new way. We’ve got limited edition bottles, gift sets and much more. All ready to ship now and ensure you’re prepared to surprise your father on the special day. This year don’t settle for ordinary, share an extraordinary bottle your dad will remember for years to come.
Shop our gift guide below to find the perfect bottle.
Yamazaki 12 Year Old
A staple of Japanese whisky-lovers the world over, the Yamazaki 12 is one of the most delicious and iconic expressions ever produced. Yamazaki is Japan’s oldest distillery, creating exceptional bottlings since way back in 1923. Since then, they have worked to perfect their craft and have released some world beating whiskies along the way. The Yamazaki 12 is one such expression and it has picked up a number of prestigious awards for its excellence, as well as delighting noses and palates of casual whisky-drinkers and aficionados alike the world over. A gift that is guaranteed to please.
Hibiki 17 Year Old
The Hibiki range is one that everyone in the whisky world has heard of. It has made some real waves in the industry over the past two decades with its harmonious array of aromas and flavours that deliver a truly unique tasting experience and the expressions have picked up a number of awards throughout the years, including top prizes at the World Whiskies Awards. The 17 Year Old sits in the middle of the range, between the 12 and 21 year olds, and it is one of the most popular Japanese whiskies of all time. Created by Suntory’s Master Blenders, it’s smooth, elegant, moreish and the perfect gift for your whisky loving Dad this Father’s Day.
Asaka Aoi Edition
The Asaka distillery is one of Japan’s newest and they have already caught the attention of avid whisky drinkers everywhere with their first single malt expressions. The Asaka The First was a huge success and a whisky we enjoyed thoroughly, so when we got the chance to bottle a cask of Asaka single malt to celebrate our 5th anniversary, we grabbed it with both hands. The award-winning Asaka Aoi Edition was matured in a single first-fill bourbon cask that has imparted a range of light fruity and vallinin notes onto the creamy, gentle liquid. Featuring our founder, Makiyo Masa, on the label and limited to just 343 bottles upon release, it’s a collectible expression and a unique gift for Father’s Day.
Kyoyu World Blended Whisky
The Kyoyu is dekanta’s inaugural World Blended Whisky released to celebrate our 6th Anniversary. It was built around the concept of sharing and created by blending 27 Year Old scotch from 3 of the country’s top distilleries with younger whisky produced at three of Japan’s rising stars. It’s a superb expression that features incredible, Ukiyo-e style artwork on the label that highlights the historic partnership between these two great nations. This is one best shared, making it the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Only 260 bottles produced and limited quantities remain.
Mars Tsunuki The Peated 2020
The Mars Tsunuki The Peated is one of two single malt releases from the new Tsunuki Distillery. For years, Mars have been masters of creating balanced, smooth and ultimately delicious whiskies at their Shinshu distillery, so it comes as no surprise that the whiskies from their Tsunuki distillery are brilliant in every way. Lightly fruity, with gentle spices and subtle, building peat smoke, it’s a wonderful Japanese single malt that delivers on the nose, palate and finish.
Nikka Coffey Grain
The Nikka Coffey Grain is a splendid expression that has become a huge fan favourite among Japanese whisky lovers the world over. It was created in the famous Coffey Still, a continuous still invented by Irishman Aenas Coffey that was brought to Japan by the legendary Masataka Taketsuru in the 1960s. The unique still ensures that the distillate retains an incredible amount of flavour, while also giving a smooth, creamy mouthfeel to the liquid. The Coffey Grain is a truly magnificent whisky and one that Dad is guaranteed to enjoy this Father’s Day.
Ichiro’s Malt 505 World Blended Whisky
The Ichiro’s Malt 505 World Blended Whisky follows in the footsteps of the popular whisky producer’s white label and award-winning purple label world blended expressions and it looks set to be just as successful. Ichiro’s haven’t gone into detail about exactly what whiskies this blend contains, but given some of the spirit from their popular Chichibu distillery is now over 10 years old, it’s expected that a healthy portion is included here. It’s another fantastic expression from one of Japan’s premier distillers, blenders and bottlers, and one will be enjoyed by millions around the world.
Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve
The Hakushu Distillery, also known as The Forest Distillery thanks to its location high in the Japanese mountains, is known for producing a spirit as refreshing and crisp as the rivers, valleys and trees that surround it. The Distiller’s Reserve is the entry level whisky to the Hakuhsu range, but that doesn’t mean you should look past it. It brings sweet, floral tones on the nose, followed by bursts of citrus fruits and fresh flowers on the palate. For a non-age-statement whisky, this one really manages to pack in a lot of flavour and offers incredible value for money.
Yamazakura 963 21 Year Old
The Sasanokawa Shuzo Company Limited have been creating fine whiskies since all the way back in 1948 and today they are best known for their exciting Yamazakura range, which features a number of truly compelling and delicious expressions. This 963 21 Year Old was carefully crafted from the finest malt and grains on offer and it brings an exceptional range of rich, fruity and spicy flavours to your glass. This whisky has consistently been a best-seller on dekanta for a few years now, highlighting just how popular and exciting it really is.
Chichibu On The Way
The Chichibu On The Way is a superb release from one of Japan’s most popular distilleries that is a vatting of three expertly crafted barrels of single malt – one first-fill bourbon, one refill bourbon and one Japanese Mizunara cask. It was bottled at 58.5 % cask strength, with only 10,700 bottles produced, and brings baking spices, apples and nutty malt flavours that bounce on the palate and hold on the finish. If you want to get Dad a truly special bottle this Father’s Day, this might just be the one for you.
Yamazaki 18 Year Old
Many consider this fine whisky to be the pinnacle of the Yamazaki core range, and we’d find it hard to argue with that. Rich, smooth and fruity, with gentle spices lingering in the background, it’s a complex and masterfully crafted expression that brings everything you would expect from a premium whisky and then some. If you’re looking to really treat that special someone in your life, you can’t go wrong with the Yamazaki 18 Year Old.
Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old Pure Malt
A world-beating Pure Malt expression from whisky legends Nikka that brings an incredible array of rich, fruity aromas to the table that combine perfectly with building oak and bitter cacao to create a drinking experience that you won’t forget in a hurry. Nikka are masters of creating well-rounded, full-bodied and truly delicious expressions and the Taketsuru 17 Year Old Pure Malt is up there with the best of them. In fact, this whisky is so good that it has been named “Best Blended Malt Whisky” at the World Whiskies Awards on a number of occasions.
Kavalan Solist Rum Cask Exclusive
A stunning dekanta exclusive that was distilled at Taiwan’s fabulous Kavalan distillery and matured in a single rum cask before bottling. Upon release, it was the first rum cask whisky in the award-winning Solist range and it brings an outstanding array of sweet and sticky notes to the table. As a single cask whisky, this one is limited in numbers and makes a really unique gift for Father’s Day.
Hibiki Japanese Harmony
An entry level whisky in the Hibiki range, the Japanese Harmony brings an wonderful array of aromas and flavours to the table that work in perfect tandem to create a drinking experience that will be remembered forever. It’s elegant, gentle and packed with flavour and, for an entry level whisky, it offers incredible value for money. A real gem in the Hibiki range and one that Dad is sure to enjoy.
Nikka From The Barrel
The Nikka From The Barrel blended whisky is a stunning expression, at a fantastic price point, that has rapidly grown in popularity in recent times. Today, it is a favourite of whisky fans the world over, bringing a smooth and complex array of notes to the table, offering tremendous value for money. It was created from malt and grain distilled at Nikka’s Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries, combined with some liquid from their Scottish Ben Nevis distillery, that was then aged in a mix of bourbon and sherry casks. The Nikka From The Barrel is a warming, smooth, fruity and slightly spicy world blended whisky that is perfect for enjoying with Dad.
Hibiki 21 Year Old
Another world-beating expression from Hibiki, this one is perhaps the most impressive in the entire range. It delivers a harmonious range of elegant, fruity flavours in the smoothest possible fashion, resulting in a drinking experience that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. The sheer quality of this brilliant whisky is highlighted by the fact it has now won “World’s Best Blended Whisky” at the prestigious World Whiskies Awards on 6 separate occasions. One of the best whiskies ever made? Definitely.
Hakushu 18 Year Old
It’s hard to pick a winner from Hakushu’s varied range, but the 18 Year Old has to be right up there. This is a whisky that is so smooth, well-balanced and complex that it comes incredibly close to perfection. Created from crisp, refreshing spirit that has been aged in a mix of sherry and bourbon casks, under the watchful eye of the Hakushu Master Distiller, it brings rich fruits, citrus, honey, apricots and sweet dark chocolate to the table, all backed up by a gentle whiff of peat smoke. An absolute delight from nose to finish.
Matsui Mizunara Cask Single Malt
This fine single malt whisky comes from one of Japan’s newest up and coming whisky producers – Matsui. The owner’s of the Kurayoshi distillery burst onto the scene in 2019 with a number of exciting whiskies, but it is this non-age-statement Matsui Mizunara Cask expression that has been making waves and has been lauded by fans and critics alike. This fine whisky had already picked up a Double Gold award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019, before being awarded “Best Japanese Single Malt” in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020, and it’s really no surprise. A superb gift!
Asaka The First
This Yamazakura Asaka The First is a delicious single malt produced by the Sasanokawa Shuzo distillery and released under their Asaka brand. It was matured for just over 3 years and, despite being a young whisky, it delivers with a range of compelling aromas and flavours. It’s a limited edition whisky of which only 1,500 bottles were produced, making it a unique and memorable gift for Father’s Day.
Suntory Tomi No Oka Reserve Special 2002
This 2002 vintage red from Suntory’s famous Tomi No Oka winery is full of all of the delights you would expect from a Suntory product. It rested in a French oak barrel for 17 months and this has given the wine beautiful undertones of fresh wood and subtle vanilla. These combine with rich fruits and blackberries to create a very compelling flavour profile. Only 382 bottles of this beauty were produced.
Chateau Mercian 2016 Private Reserve
A beautiful Chardonnay from the multi-award-winning Chateau Mercian winery that was created in 2016. It brings a harmonious flavour with rich aromas and gentle acidity. Previous versions of this expression have picked up awards at international wine competitions, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this bottle followed suit.
Grande Polaire Dry Koshu 2018
A delicious Dry Koshu 2018 expression from Grande Polaire, who grow grapes in Hokkaido, Yamanashi, Nagano and Okayama, before turning them into excellent white wines. This one was made from Japan’s native Koshu grape and it brings rich, fruity aromas with a dry mouthfeel. It’s the perfect accompaniment to Sushi or any white fish dish. A really nice creation.
Ki No Bi Cask Aged 16th Edition
This delicious KI NO BI expression from the brilliant Kyoto distillery was created using a variation on the 11 botanical, 6 element recipe of the classic KI NO BI dry gin. It brings elegant fruits of summer backed up by gentle herbal tones, with just a smidgen of spice creeping in towards the finish. This Ki No Bi Cask aged is a 16th Edition bottle. This is a unique and difficult to find bottle, so grab yours while you can!
SG Shochu Kome
An incredible rice-based Shochu from the up and coming SG brand that was brewed very slowly at a low temperature to create fruity flavours of ripe pineapple, freshly cut apple and gentle orange peel. It’s a complex and well-balanced expression that has smooth and silky mouthfeel. Perfect for shochu-lovers, or those wanting to give Japan’s best-selling spirit a try.