Finding a great bottle of Japanese Whisky can be a challenge, there are so many to choose from! We’ve picked out our favorite ultra-premium bottles that are priced at $3,000 or more. Each of these bottles is one of the best of the best… These are bottles that are sure to delight!
Excite your whisky-loving nature with this pure malt from the Yamazaki Distillery! This pure malt is a no age statement whisky and features a blend of spirits that are sure to delight your palate. The eye-catching, shiny bottle also makes this whisky a fantastic display on your top shelf.
The new Yamazaki Mizunara expression is the most exciting release of the year, coming forth with rich cinnamon and delicate citrus, followed by deep coconut and orange marmalade on the palate. Experience one of the greatest Yamazaki releases to date.
Named Japanese Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s 2017 Whisky Bible, the Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 is the sister of the Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013, which won the best whisky in the world award in the Whisky Bible 2015 edition. This award-winning sherry cask single malt from Suntory is a must-have for your collection; only limited bottles were released!
Of all the Hibiki bottles, the 30 Years Old is the cream of the crop. It was awarded with a trophy at the International Spirits Challenge in 2004, 2006, and 2008. It was also awarded the coveted title of "World's Best Blended Whisky" at the World Whiskies Award in 2007 and 2008. If you want to try the very best there is, then this is a bottle for you!
Hanyu Distillery, now closed, was famous for its Playing Card whisky series. Venture Whisky Ltd., the founder of the Ichiro’s Malt brand, rescued the remaining stocks from Hanyu, and some of the whiskies left behind are part of the Playing Card Series. This is the Four of Hearts from the 54-bottle whisky collection. Each card has its own whisky flavor profile, and the Four of Hearts has an upfront sweet honey taste with hints of rich dark chocolate.
Like Hanyu, Karuizawa is a closed Japanese whisky distillery, but its remaining stock still continues selling today. This particular bottle, the Karuizawa 1982, features a koi fish design on the front. It was distilled in 1982 and bottled in 2012 for the TWE Whisky Show, making this a one-of-a-kind whisky from this famous distillery.
Aged for 45 years in a sherry butt cask, this Karuizawa vintage single-cask whisky is an astounding masterpiece that has a deep, mature sherry sweetness with bold spices. For your own collection, this Karuizawa vintage is a must-have vintage bottle!
With only 200 bottles released to the whisky market, the Yamazaki 35 Year Old single malt is extremely rare and considered a collectible whisky item for the whisky enthusiast. Matured in sherry butt casks, this luscious dram has a strong fruity flavor with hints of earthy Japanese oak.