- 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.
- CNA Luxury •
In spite of a pandemic, the rare Japanese whisky market has performed exceedingly well. According to the Japanese 100 Index, which tracks the performance of Japanese drams, the prices of Japanese whisky surged 300 per cent from 2014 to 2020. In comparison, the price of gold surged by 60 per cent during the same period. Online spirits retailer Dekanta has now unveiled a private bottling of rare Karuizawa single malt that’s sure to attract collectors, especially those interested in Japanese art and culture.
- South China Morning Post •
Karuizawa distillery first opened in 1955 and closed in 2000 before the Japanese whisky boom in Western countries. Today, Karuizawa is regarded as one of the most sought-after Japanese distillers due to its limited remaining supply. This November, a private bottling of Karuizawa 35-year-old Budō collection will be released by dekantā.
- Robb Report •
So far only a few limited edition single cask bottlings have been released, and most have quickly sold out. But now Dekantá, the exclusive Japanese exporter of Nagahama whiskies, is offering the opportunity for individuals to purchase a full 225-liter cask that has previously been filled (seasoned) with the buyer’s choice of either Madeira, Calvados, or sherry, and which will then be filled with Nagahama’s new-made spirit and allowed to gracefully mature into a much-coveted Japanese single malt.
- Business Insider •
Today, Karuizawa is regarded as one of the most sought-after Japanese distillers due to its limited remaining supply. This November, a private bottling of Karuizawa 35-Year-Old Budō Collection will be released by dekantā, an online retailer of rare Japanese spirits and wine.