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Robb Report •
Japan’s top distilleries are adding gin into their mix of spirits offerings. They’re currently available through Japanese spirits specialist Dekantā, with wider release coming later this year.
Japan is just starting to get into the gin game, and the results are already promising. Here's a selection of the very few examples just now showing up outside Japan. All are available for purchase or pre-order at Dekanta. (If you're feeling adventurous, try it in the oyuwari style which is equal parts hot water and gin to create a sake-like flavor.)
The Financial Times - How To Spend It •
Japan’s oldest commercial whisky distillery will make only its fourth limited edition release on June 10, when the Yamazaki 2017 launches through online Japanese whisky specialists Dekantā.
The Spirits Business •
The Essence of Suntory Whisky collection, quantities of which are limited, will go on sale in Japan next month and are now available for international pre-orders from Dekantā.