The Next Chapter For Kamiki
We’re delighted to introduce a brand new Kamiki whisky and the latest dekanta exclusive – The Kamiki Sakura. Following on from the acclaimed Kamiki and Kamiki Intense expressions – the first whiskies matured in Japanese Cedar wood – this exciting new expression takes the brand an innovative step further, this time with a finish in Sakura wood, or Japanese Cherry Blossom as it is more commonly known.
Award Winning Whisky
Kamiki entered the World Whisky category in 2018 with the two previously mentioned expressions, the Original and Intense, and they received plaudits on the world stage for their creations. The whisky has quickly become a top choice among enthusiasts due to the bold and unique flavors, carefully balanced with the utmost care. The awards are already stacking up this year, winning a Gold Award at the China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 and a Double Gold at the Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 and we’re sure there are plenty more to come.
Smooth & Intriguing
Kamiki, meaning God’s Breath in Japanese, was born at the Omiwa Shrine at the foot of Mount Niwa in Japan. Here, alcohol created by the local spirit producers is served as a blessing. Kamiki was created to further this tradition by taking a range of some of the finest whiskies from Japan and blending them with the best whiskies from overseas before maturing in a range of peculiar wood types. The results are smooth, intricate and intriguing expressions that differ from the norm and deliver a truly unique tasting experience.
Basking In The Beauty Of Sakura
This new expression was finished in Japanese Cedar wood, just like the two before it, before being transferred to casks made from the famous Sakura tree for further finishing. The Sakura tree is hugely famous in Japan. It symbolises the beginning of Spring and is intrinsically connected to “mono no aware”, a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence, or in other words – mortality. The gorgeous tree can often be seen in Japanese art, manga and film and it has been an important symbol in the country for some time, highlighting the fact that nothing lasts forever and that one should live in the moment.
Explore The Elegant Flavors
The effect of the sakura wood on this dram are outstanding. On the nose it brings ripe banana, candied chestnuts, cinnamon and hints of pine. As you continue to sniff, there’s a distinct warming woodiness that reminds one of a sauna. These combine with a centre palate woodiness, sandalwood and gentle spice, before sweet cherries cut through the more savoury notes, leading to a floral, spring-like finish. A little water brings out hints of hibiscus and Turkish delight, with lingering peppery notes that all mingle in the most elegant of fashions.
Available Now. Quantities Limited.
The Kamiki Sakura is available now, exclusively on dekanta. Stock is highly limited, so act fast if you want to experience the latest chapter in this line of exciting and innovative line of new expressions. You simply don’t want to miss experiencing the results of Sakura wood maturation in all its glory. Worldwide delivery available. Buy your bottle today.
*This particular bottling was produced prior to the introduction of Japanese whisky labeling standards in February 2021.*