Few things in life are better than discovering new, exotic whisky, a drink unrivaled in its sophistication and grace. Making it takes true talent and expert craftsmanship; you can literally taste the artistry in each bottle. Each month our best whisky is selected for the Top Shelf. Only the best lands here, so rest assured you are getting the very finest whisky.

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    Yamazaki 18 Years Old


    Distilled at Japan’s oldest whisky distillery just outside Kyoto, the Yamazaki continues to be one of Japan’s most popular whiskies. Not only is Yamazaki the most exported of all Japanese whiskies, it also won six consecutive gold medals at the San Francisco Spirits Competitions from 2008–2013. And the Yamazaki has been named the best whisky in the world by Jim Murray, making it a must-try for all whisky fans. 

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    Yamazakura 963, 21 Year Old


    You won’t find this bottle anywhere else online!  For the first time offered outside of Japan, we’re offering a highly limited Yamazakura release.  This whisky began it’s journey at the historic Sasanokawa Shuzo distillery in Japan where each of the components in this top tier blended whisky were aged at least 21 years.  The whisky […]

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    Karuizawa 1984


    From the long lost Japanese distillery, Karuizawa 1984 is a true treasure of the Japanese whisky world. Bottled from a Spanish oak sherry cask, this rich and complex whisky has intriguing earthy and sweet flavors that blend together beautifully to create a one-of-a-kind flavor profile that you can only find in this rare, exclusive bottle from Karuizawa. This single malt was matured for nearly 30 years before being bottled.

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    Hakushu Sherry Cask 2014


    You have heard of the famed Yamazaki Sherry Cask, but did you know that there is also such a a thing as a Hakushu Sherry Cask? In our view, it is just as stunning as its Yamazaki counterpart, its just not quite as famous. More fruity than the Yamazaki one and made with the best water offered in Japan. If you want to try one of the better whiskies on the planet then this is a pretty safe bet. And as we only have one, you better act fast!

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    Hibiki 30 Years Old


    Suntory is the largest and most popular Japanese whisky company and its flagship product, the Hibiki, continues to be in great demand. Bill Murray was drinking the Hibiki in Lost in Translation. Of all the Hibiki releases from Suntory, the 30 Year Old is the cream of the crop. Awarded at the International Spirits Challenge in 2004, 2006 and 2008 and named the “World’s Best Blended Whisky” at the World Whiskies Awards in 2007 and 2008, the Hibiki 30 Year Old puts the best drinks Scotland has to offer to a shame. If you are looking for a high-end product that lives up to its name and price tag, you just found it. 

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    Nikka Whisky Tsuru Aged 17 Years


    Nikka’s own blended Japanese whisky line, Tsuru, presents a 17-year-old aged dram that is full of grace and has a gentle, delicate, and refreshing taste. This divine blend was created by Nikka’s own master blenders, so this fine liquor will certainly give you a new view on whisky-tasting experiences, especially if you tend to lean toward single malts.

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    Nikka Yoichi Cask Strength 15 Year Old


    Yoichi, the finest of all the fine whiskies from Nikka. Yoichi was the first Nikka distillery, built by Masataka Taketsuru, the “Father of Japanese Whisky,” in the small town of Yoichi, just outside Sapporo. They say that the ingenuity of the maker can be tasted in the bottle. The Final Product Yoichi 20 Year Old is the best of Yoichi whisky, strictly selected from among the malts distilled and matured for 20 years or more and characterized by the fragrance of aged casks, a mellow well-rounded palate, and a bold powerful taste. Of all the Yoichi whiskies available, this is the cream of the crop!

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    Togouchi 12 Year Old


    From the Chugoku Jozo Distillery, the Togouchi 12 Year Old is an exquisite Japanese blended whisky made from Canadian grains and Scottish malt and matured in Japan inside an abandoned railroad tunnel instead of a typical warehouse. Peaty, rich, and smoky, this one-of-a-kind blend is a palate pleaser.

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    Hibiki 35 Years Old (Tokuda Yasokichi III)


    Presented in a stunning bottle made by the late Tokuda Yasokichi III, a famous porcelain-making master, the Hibiki 35 Years Old is a Suntory-produced blended whisky. Hibiki is Suntory’s exclusive blended whisky line, and this particular bottle holds a delicate and delightful fusion of whiskies of at least 35 years of age. The limited-edition, beautifully handcrafted bottle and the exquisite liquor makes this whisky Top-Shelf-worthy!

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    Taketsuru 21 Pure Malt (No Box)


    Named after the father of Japanese whisky and the founder of Nikka, Masataka Taketsuru, you know you have a quality product when the company names their product after its founder. Along with the Yoichi, this is Nikka’s top brand. A whisky with the very finest fragrance, body, and taste.

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    Mars Maltage Komagatake Pure Malt 10 Years Old


    Mars Shinshu might not be the largest whisky distillery in Japan, but it more than makes up for its size with its elegance and grace. The Komagatake Pure Malt 10 Years Old is a pure malt, with no added grain whisky. Distilled at the highest operational distillery in Japan, and blended from carefully selected malts, the taste is calm, with flavor reminiscent of red fruits, like cherries and deep and complex finish. This is without a doubt one of the finest whiskies from Mars. We highly recommend that you try if you'd like to know how Mars compares to Nikka and Suntory. (hint: very well:)

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    Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu Golden Horse 8 Year Old


    Venture Whisky owns the Chichibu Distillery, a small whisky warehouse that creates unique drams. The Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu Golden Horse 8 Years Old has a light and smoky flavor profile with hints of oak seeping through. The bottle is a typical Japanese sake or champagne decanter, but its sophisticated appearance is fitting for this Ichiro’s Malt.

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    Yamazaki 12 Year Old


    Suntory is the oldest whisky making company in Japan. Its origins stretch back to a small shop, started in 1899 by Torii Shinjiro, which specialized in selling imported wines. Today, it is the country's largest and most recognizable producer of quality whisky. This 12 year old Yamazaki was introduced to the market in 1984 and was the first seriously marketed Japanese single malt whisky. By now, it is an internationally coveted whisky, winning award after award, and having been named by Jim Murray as being the best whisky in the world. You know you have quality when you have Yamazaki

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    Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky


    Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky may not be in the same league as the Yoichi for example, but for its class it is remarkable. Made with Coffey stills which are thought to yield a distillate with more flavor and depth than modern column stills, there is an excellent reason the Coffey series has been so popular. Try it out while we still have some in stock!

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    Kirin Fuji Sanroku 2016 Limited Edition


    From the base of Mount Fuji, the sacred mountain in Japan, a distillery established by Kirin, a company that produces soft drinks and Japanese spirits like sake, releases limited editions of pure and splendid whisky. This most recent Japanese whisky blend is a fantastic way to sample whiskies from lesser known distilleries.

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    Yoichi Sherry & Sweet Single Malt


    For those who prefer an easy-to-drink, fruity-sweet Japanese single malt, this Nikka Yoichi Distillery classic was matured in sherry casks. Delightfully flavorful, this no-age statement Yoichi single malt whisky is wonderful addition to your own collection.