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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    Single cask Japanese Whisky aged in a Port Ellen cask. This is the rare opportunity to experience the combination of Japanese distillation with maturation in a cask from one of Scotland's most famous silent distilleries.

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    Taketsuru 17 was awarded the "World's Best Blended Malt" at the 2018 World Whisky Awards. A bottle that has earned it's place among the most highly regarded Japanese Whiskies.

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    This wonderful release by the Chichibu distillery for its yearly festival won the World's Best Single Cask Single Malt Whisky at the 2017 World Whiskies Awards. Do you need to know more?

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    Hibiki 21 Year Old was, yet again, selected as the best blended whisky in the world at the World Whisky Awards 2017. This comes as no surprise to us at dekantā, as the Hibiki has been awarded every year at the WWA since 2009, and is, in our view, a work of pure genius.

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    An 18 year-old classic by the world-renowned Hakushu distillery. Hakushu has won numerous awards worldwide, most recently winning the Best Japanese Single Malt award at the World Whiskies Awards 2017. This release belongs on anyone's top shelf.

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    A single grain, rye whisky from Hakushu? Now, that's new. This 4 year-old expression is expected to deliver rich, deep spice, borne through the use of rye. Paired with the green, fruity Hakushu character, the balance is immense.

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    We don’t see much of Chita, so this one has been much-anticipated. It’s actually a 16 year-old expression, which makes it even most exciting. Spending the last 4 years in a wine cask has made this expression smooth, mellow, and pleasantly sweet.

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    Unlike others from the great Yamazaki distillery, this 12 year-old expression has been peated, bringing forth the gentle influence of smoke. The producer’s tasting notes describe notes of berry sweetness joined by notes of soft smoke.

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    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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    Suntory is the largest and most popular Japanese whisky company; its flagship product, the Hibiki, continues to be in great demand. Bill Murray drank the Hibiki in the movie, ‘Lost in Translation’. Named the best whisky in the world more than once, this whisky has won international awards again and again. If you want to try the best, you must try the Hibiki.

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    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.

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    This Limited Edition, with beautiful packaging, was released only for Duty Free. An award winning Japanese single malt, Yamazaki's legendary 18 Year Old earned a Gold at the 2007 International Spirits Challenge and a Double Gold at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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    Part of the new Suntory whisky range, “The Essence of Suntory” was released on February 27th, 2018. The new range features fresh, new bottle designs and gorgeous labels showcasing modern Japanese art. Three expressions have been announced so far, one by Yamazaki, one by the Hakushu distillery, and one from Suntory’s grain distillery, Chita.

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    From time to time, Suntory releases limited-edition bottles from its distilleries, and the Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel is a treasure to taste and behold. Matured in ex-bourbon barrels, this Japanese single malt has an exquisite flavor profile featuring bold and strong fruity flavors such as cherry, peaches, bananas, and coconut with notes of earthy oak, honey, and spices.

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    Everything from Karuizawa is wonderful. This 100% malt bottle, aged 15 years old, is perfect for those who wants a drink from this now defunct distillery.

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    The name Fuji Sanroku translates as ‘at the foot of Mt. Fuji’. This Kirin Fuji Sanroku 18 Year Old Limited Edition is a very rare bottling perfect for collector, as well as those who want to try out something new!

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    From the Hanyu distillery, one of Japan's silent distilleries, this bottle is as rare and valuable as whiskies can possibly get.

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    Yet another winner from this legendary but lost Japanese distillery, which has produced so many internationally acclaimed malts. This Karuizawa 12 year old became very rare the d'art Mercian Karuizawa.

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    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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    What’s it like to stand atop Mount Fuji? We’re guessing if you had to bottle that feeling this is what it would taste like! This beautiful bottle is a stand out, if you appreciate Japanese Whisky this is one you’ll want to own!

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    Named the Japanese whisky of the year by Jim Murray in his 2017 Whisky Bible, The Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 is a rich and exquisite whisky from Suntory with a strong, deep sherry flavor and hints of tartness and spices.

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    Mizunara, a Japanese oak that can only be found in Japan, has revolutionized the whisky world. Yamazaki, a Suntory distillery, produced this rare and easy-to-drink Japanese single malt using mizunara casks. Loaded with flavors of spice and fruity sweetness and hints of strong earthy, woody flavors that you can only find with Japanese-oak-aged whiskies. A lovely Japanese whisky that holds the unique Japanese whisky-making process of Suntory, the Yamazaki Mizunara 2014 holds a spot on our Top Shelf.

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    Of all the bottles from Ichiros' Card series, the Joker cards are perhaps the most coveted of all. This is a bottle to own for the collector, the investor and those who want to impress.

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    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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    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. This wonderful product was released from Nikka's Yoichi and Miyagikyo distillery. Nikka Taketsuru 35 Year Old is the oldest available, very limited 1000 bottles released and is made for the Japanese market. It contains the oldest available casks from both distilleries. Perfect gift to all Nikka fans!

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