About dekantā

dekantā offers the world’s largest online selection of authentic Japanese spirits with an inventory of over 2,000 products, and, since the opening of its online store in 2015, has shipped more than 20,000 bottles to customers around the world. A family owned and run business, dekantā’s founders have been selling collectibles since 1985 and specialize in rare, collectible, and new release single malt Japanese whisky. dekantā offers worldwide delivery on an extensive range of Japanese single malt whisky, Japanese grain whisky and Japanese blended whisky, in addition to Scottish whisky released for the Japanese market only. More recently, Japanese wine has been introduced through the dekantā Cellar, and spirits from wider Asia through dekantā Oriental.

Contact Info

For press inquiries, please contact:
Miriam Rune
Email: press@dekanta.com

Press Library

dekantā has a library of press assets available for journalists to use at https://dekanta.com/press-library/.


  • Inspired by the new Japanese drink trend of ‘On-nomi’, dekantā TV’s ‘Japanese Whisky Lockdown’, presented by Japanese comedian Kilara Sen, will bring entertainment to Japanese whisky fans in isolation across the globe. April 9, 2020TOKYO – Japanese spirits e-commerce site dekantā today launch their online channel, ‘Japanese Whisky Lockdown’, offering an eclectic mix of comedy, whisky […]

  • At 9am EST Tuesday December 10th, the world’s foremost online retailer of Japanese whisky, dekantā, will release 30 sets of limited edition Single Malt, distilled at the closed Karuizawa distillery in Japan, to online consumers, on a first-come first-serve basis. December 6, 2019TOKYO – At 9am EST Tuesday December 10th, the world’s foremost online retailer of Japanese […]

  • The world’s foremost online retailer of Japanese whisky, dekantā, have revealed a Mizunara Japanese oak finished private label Japanese whisky, inspired by a Japanese military leader, to mark the company’s fourth anniversary. June 10, 2019TOKYO – This private label, single cask whisky from dekantā, home to the world’s largest online inventory of Japanese whisky, has […]

  • A ballot for dekantā’s Karuizawa ‘Shibari’ 35 Year Old Sherry Cask Series, featuring four limited edition designs inspired by the Japanese art of rope bondage, and containing rare Japanese whisky from the closed Karuizawa distillery, will close on Monday 18 February. February 6, 2019TOKYO – Online Japanese spirits retailer dekantā is giving whisky enthusiasts internationally the […]

  • November 29, 2018TOKYO — A full-bodied red wine from Katashimo winery in Japan, Geisha Neko 2016 is the first private label release from the dekantā Japanese Wine cellar.Having launched an inaugural selection of 40 Japanese red wines in February 2018, Japanese whisky and wine specialists dekantā have introduced a new line of independently bottled wines, […]


  • The New York Times   •  

    While many of the premier brands, like Yamazaki and its 18 Year Old, point out that they are made exclusively in Japan, others refuse to say. “It puts Japanese whisky’s reputation at risk,” said Makiyo Masa, the founder of Dekanta, an online retailer.

  • Forbes   •  

    When Karuizawa Distillery shuttered in 2000, Japanese whisky was an unknown commodity upon the global stage. Since then, of course, the category’s fortunes have shifted quite substantially. Today it’s near impossible to find age statement grain spirit from the Far East. Somewhere in the interim, connoisseurs collectively decided that whisky from Karuizawa was worthy of an almost mystical reverence. It’s not uncommon to see it fetch upwards of $60,000 a bottle at auction. If that’s a little bit beyond accessibility, online retailer dekantā now stocks a wider selection of the brand than ever before available through a single source.

  • Robb Report   •  

    For whisky lovers, there are few things quite as exciting as the hunt for rare bottles from shuttered (but beloved) distilleries. But dekantā, an online retailer founded in 2015, is making it easy for collectors to buy a vast selection from one of Japan’s finest defunct whisky makers: Karuizawa Distillery.

  • The Scotsman   •  

    Makiyo Masa, founder and director of dekanta, one of the most prominent specialist retailers of Japanese whisky online, stated that the report didn’t really feel like news to them, since it’s an issue which has challenged their business for quite some time. Ms Masa added that recent news indicating that progress has been made, so they are feeling quite positive for 2020, she said: “We aim to arm our customers against being misled by this type of marketing. “We believe we have a duty to our clients to be as transparent as possible. As such we make sure that we gather an appropriate amount of information, wherever possible, from distillers and blenders before putting their product online. If their expression does contain a large portion of whisky from overseas it will be labelled as a world blend and will say so in the product description.

  • Bloomberg   •  

    Yamazaki - Owned by Suntory, this is the oldest whisky brand in Japan, with versions that can be had for much less than those from hot names Karuizawa or the Ichiro’s Malt Playing Card series. (For a good selection, try www.dekanta.com)

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