Extraordinary Gifts That Show How Much You Care
Instead of giving another ordinary gift this Mother’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 mom on the special day. This year don’t settle for ordinary, share an extraordinary bottle your mom 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 whisky to sip in the lead up to Christmas.
Ichiro’s Malt & Grain Japanese Blended Whisky Limited Edition 2020
Ichiro’s Malt & Grain are one of Japan’s premier whisky bottlers. In recent years, they have helped to grow the World Blended Whisky category through some award-winning expressions while also managing to release a unique array of Chichibu whisky and some exquisite blends along the way. This brilliant whisky falls into the latter category. Created from Japanese malt and grain, it offers a superb range of tasting notes that have resulted in it being named “World’s Best Blended Limited Release” at this year’s World Whiskies Awards.
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 and proud mother of two, Makiyo Masa, on the label and limited to just 343 bottles upon release, it’s a collectible expression and a unique gift for Mother’s Day.
Amahagan World Malt Whisky Series
The Amahagan World Malt Series is an award-winning range of bottles created by the master blenders at the up and coming Nagahama distillery, with each expression finished in a different cask type – from the Edition No.1, matured in bourbon wood, to the multi-award-winning Edition No.3, matured in Mizunara wood, and the latest Limited Edition Sakura wood finish bottling. Here we have the complete collection of all five bottles, giving that someone special the opportunity to sample the Amahagan range in all of its glory.
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 Malt
Initially only released as part of single casks, Nikka decided to add their Coffey Malt to their core range in 2014. Coffey stills are normally used for grain whisky production, and they make the malt delightfully fruity and spicy. This expression is one of our all-time favourites here at dekantā. Distilled in the continuous Coffey stills at the Miyagikyo distillery, which were imported from Scotland in 1963, it’s a fruity and spicy malt whisky made in a grain whisky still – something you won’t find outside of Japan.
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.
Komagatake 27 Year Old Single Malt
This stunning, super-premium release from Mars Komagatake is a 27 Year Old single malt created at the brilliant Shinshu distillery by marrying three Sherry casks distilled in 1986, 1988 and 1990 and an American White Oak cask from 1986. The results are a smooth, well-balanced and rich whisky that delivers a plethora of elegant notes on the nose, palate and finish. This is one of the best single malts in the Mars Komagatake range and the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.
The latest release from legendary whisky producer, Nikka, is a unique world blended whisky that was created from spirit produced at the Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries, masterfully blended together with whisky from Scotland’s hugely famous Ben Nevis distillery. It’s a well-balanced and impressive entry into the rapidly growing world blend category and one that will be enjoyed by Japanese whisky and Scotch drinkers alike. Smooth, fruity and gently smoky, it’s a delicious expression that will introduce your other half to a whole new category of whisky!
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 Mother’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 mum 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 mum.
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 Mother’s Day.
Suntory Tomi No Oka Koshu 2018
This gorgeous Suntory Tomi No Oka Koshu white wine was created by Suntory from locally grown Koshu grapes. The grape is famous in Japan and beyond for the smooth, complex and gently fruity notes that it brings to each expression and this one is one of the best we’ve tried. The Tomi No Oka winery has become increasingly famous for their wonderful expressions in recent years and we’ll likely be hearing a lot more about them in years to come.
Suntory Tomi No Oka Chardonnay 2018
This stunning Suntory Tomi No Oka Chardonnay is another fantastic expression in a line of brilliant releases from Suntory’s multi-award-winning winery. It’s dry and woody with a subtle fruitiness lingering in the background and just a hint of pepper spice. Magnificent.
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 Kyoto Japanese Dry Gin
“KI NO BI” which translates to “The Beauty of the Seasons” is inspired by tradition and is distilled, blended and bottled in Kyoto. The gin is made in a recognizable dry style but with a distinct Japanese accent. It was the first Japanese gin ever made in Kyoto. It was created with Japanese botanicals such as yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture, hinoki wood chips (Japanese cypress), bamboo, gyokuro tea from the Uji region and green sanshō (Japanese peppercorn) berries. A wonderfully complex and tasty expression that is perfect on the rocks or used in cocktails.
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.