About dekantā

dekantā offers the world’s largest online selection of authentic Japanese spirits and, since the opening of its online store in 2015, has delivered to 127 countries across every continent in 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/.


  • 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, […]

  • November 20, 2018TOKYO — Tuesday 20 November 2018 – The second release in a new line of Asian whiskies from leading Japanese spirit retailer dekantā will be a Kavalan Solist Peaty Cask, the first ever bottled independently by a Japanese company and the only Kavalan Peaty Cask bottled independently by any company globally this year […]

  • October 5, 2018TOKYO — Thursday 4 October 2018 – Marking the first collaborative limited edition release between dekantā and the Taiwanese distillery, single cask whisky from Kavalan is the first offering in a new line of Asian whiskies from leading Japanese spirit retailer dekantā. ‘One’ Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask is the first release […]

  • The world’s foremost online retailer of rare whisky from Japan, dekantā, have revealed the Eigashima 2011 Kikou – Ki Series as the company’s first private label bottling of Japanese whisky, to mark their third anniversary. June 11, 2018This first private label, single cask whisky from dekantā, home to the world’s largest online inventory of Japanese […]

  • Japanese spirit specialists have unveiled the dekantā cellar, with an inaugural collection of 40 red wines from Japan, available for delivery to wine enthusiasts worldwide. March 13, 2018Making use of a diverse selection of grapes, from locally cultivated varieties to global varieties domestically grown, the first collection in the dekantā cellar has been curated to […]


  • Robb Report   •  

    “The first edition [of the 50 Year Old Yamazaki] came out in 2005,” notes Makiyo Masa, founder and director of Tokyo-based Dekanta, the world’s largest mail-order retail specialist of Japanese whiskies. “The second edition came out in 2007, with also only 50 bottles released, and the third edition came out in 2011 and 150 bottles of this whisky were released. The anticipation for these bottles, each upon their release, was huge. The result of recent auctions indicate that these bottles are only becoming more desirable over time.” Masa, who currently has a single bottle of 50 Year Old Yamazaki from the second edition, estimates that a complete set—comprising one bottle from each of the three editions—would be valued at more than one million dollars.

  • Gear Patrol   •  

    Short of a trip to Japan, dekanta is the defacto choice for westerners shopping for Japanese whisky. The website is home to some of the rarest bottles of Japanese whisky in existence today, and quite a few perennial award-getters.

  • D'Marge   •  

    Premium whisky maker Dekantā have unveiled their latest small batch of single cask Japanese whisky called Kikou. The stunning looking expression is a tribute to Masataka Taketsuru, the man considered the father of Japanese whisky. Accompanying that status is a whisky that has been finished in a cask from the Port Ellen distillery in Scotland. Given that the Port Ellen distillery ceased operation in 1983, the Kikou should make for a great collector’s item without the collector’s price tag.

  • Robb Report   •  

    “These (NAS whiskies) are likely to have a positive impact on the diversity of the Japanese whisky market,” says Masa. “So far, Suntory and Nikka have undoubtedly dominated, but if their popular whiskies become prohibitively expensive, then Japanese whisky fans may turn to smaller producers, such as Chichibu, Eigashima/White Oak and Yamazakura, to name but a few who are making wonderful, interesting whiskies that have yet to gain international recognition.”

  • The Spirits Business   •  

    Online retailer Dekantā has revealed its first private bottling – a six-and-a-half-year-old Port Ellen cask-finished Japanese whisky priced at US$650, called Eigashima 2011 Kikou – Ki Series.

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