- Robb Report •
The latest must-have release from Kavalan is its Solist Peaty Cask ($399), the second limited-edition release in a range of single-cask whiskies curated by online retailer dekantā, home of the world’s largest online selection of Japanese spirits.
- Whisky Quarterly •
How one woman set out to find the finest Japanese whiskies and created a thriving on-line business.
- Independent Bottlers Challenge •
A Bronze medal for Taste goes to dekanta Ki Series - Kikou Japanese Whisky - Eigashima. Gold and Silver went to one of the oldest of Scotland's 'modern' independent bottlers, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
- 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.