The Gift You Can’t Wait For Them To Open.
This Valentine’s Day you could give a bottle, or you can give an experience.dekantā offers you the opportunity to explore the finest Japanese whisky and wine in a whole new way.We’ve got limited edition bottles, gift sets and much more. All ready to ship now and ensure you’re prepared for your special evening.This year don’t settle for ordinary, share an extraordinary bottle they’ll remember for years to come.
Yamazaki 12 Year Old
A staple of Japanese whisky-lovers the world over, the Yamazaki 12 is one of the most delicious and iconic expressions ever produced. Yamazaki is Japan’s oldest distillery, creating exceptional bottlings since way back in 1923. Since then, they have worked to perfect their craft and have released some world beating whiskies along the way. The Yamazaki 12 is one such expression and it has picked up a number of prestigious awards for its excellence, as well as delighting noses and palates of casual whisky-drinkers and aficionados alike the world over. A gift that is guaranteed to please.
Hibiki 17 Year Old
The Hibiki range is one that everyone in the whisky world has heard of. It has made some real waves in the industry over the past two decades with its harmonious array of aromas and flavours that deliver a truly unique tasting experience and the expressions have picked up a number of awards throughout the years, including top prizes at the World Whiskies Awards. The 17 Year Old sits in the middle of the range, between the 12 and 21 year olds, and it is one of the most popular Japanese whiskies of all time. Created by Suntory’s Master Blenders, it’s smooth, elegant, moreish and the perfect gift for your loved one this Valentine’s.
Ichiro’s Malt & Grain Japanese Blended Whisky Limited Edition 2020
Ichiro’s Malt & Grain are one of Japan’s premier whisky bottlers. In recent years, they have helped to grow the World Blended Whisky category through some award-winning expressions while also managing to release a unique array of Chichibu whisky and some exquisite blends along the way. This brilliant whisky falls into the latter category. Created from Japanese malt and grain, it offers a superb range of tasting notes that have resulted in it being named “World’s Best Blended Limited Release” at this year’s World Whiskies Awards.
Asaka Aoi Edition
The Asaka distillery is one of Japan’s newest and they have already caught the attention of avid whisky drinkers everywhere with their first single malt expressions. The Asaka The First was a huge success and a whisky we enjoyed thoroughly, so when we got the chance to bottle a cask of Asaka single malt to celebrate our 5th anniversary, we grabbed it with both hands. The award-winning Asaka Aoi Edition was matured in a single first-fill bourbon cask that has imparted a range of light fruity and vallinin notes onto the creamy, gentle liquid. Featuring our founder, Makiyo Masa, on the label and limited to just 343 bottles upon release, it’s a collectible expression and a unique gift for Valentine’s.
Mars Komagatake Limited Edition 2020
This Mars Komagatake whisky is a special limited edition released in 2020. It’s a single malt distilled at the brilliant Shinshu distillery and matured in a combination of Sherry and American White Oak casks, before being bottled at 50%. Expect mixed fruits, vanilla, sweet honey and a gentle, creamy mouthfeel. In the past, these limited releases from Mars have won a number of awards for their excellence, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this expression followed suit. A fine whisky that also makes a memorable gift.
Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2012
One of finest and rarest Japanese whisky expressions ever produced, the Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2012 is a single malt to die for. Aged in Oloroso sherry casks for over a decade, it brings a rich fruitiness that combines with nutty notes and hints of dry oak creating a drinking experience that is perfectly balanced in every way. This one made it into Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible for 2012 and it has been incredibly hard to find on the market ever since. A very special gift for a very special person.
Nikka Coffey Malt
Initially only released as part of single casks, Nikka decided to add their Coffey Malt to their core range in 2014. Coffey stills are normally used for grain whisky production, and they make the malt delightfully fruity and spicy. This expression is one of our all-time favourites here at dekantā. Distilled in the continuous Coffey stills at the Miyagikyo distillery, which were imported from Scotland in 1963, it’s a fruity and spicy malt whisky made in a grain whisky still – something you won’t find outside of Japan.
Ichiro’s Malt – Chichibu Single Cask Peated
This superb single cask offering from Ichiro’s Malt and the Chichibu distillery was matured in a single hogshead cask that has imparted a delicious array of light, fruity and vanillin notes onto the already smooth and balanced Chichibu spirit. Released in 2015, all 290 cask strength bottles sold out in no time at all, however we managed to get our hands on some so that you can too. This incredible creation is the perfect gift for the avid-whisky drinker and collector in your life.
Suntory Ao Discovery Kit
The Suntory Ao World Blended whisky took the world by storm upon release, with avid whisky drinkers everywhere lapping it up, and no wonder – it’s a delicious, exciting and innovative new expression. Now, Suntory are allowing us a peek into the production of the Ao with this brand new discovery kit. The Ao was created by blending whisky from five of the biggest markets in the world: Japan, Scotland, America, Canada and Ireland. With this kit, you will get five 190ml sample bottles, with each one omitting a key ingredient of the final product. This is a rather different way of allowing you to explore the contents of a blended whisky, but quite frankly, it works. An excellent present for anyone looking to expand their whisky knowledge.
The latest release from legendary whisky producer, Nikka, is a unique world blended whisky that was created from spirit produced at the Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries, masterfully blended together with whisky from Scotland’s hugely famous Ben Nevis distillery. It’s a well-balanced and impressive entry into the rapidly growing world blend category and one that will be enjoyed by Japanese whisky and Scotch drinkers alike. Smooth, fruity and gently smoky, it’s a delicious expression that will introduce your other half to a whole new category of whisky!
Yamazaki 18 Year Old
Many consider this fine whisky to be the pinnacle of the Yamazaki core range, and we’d find it hard to argue with that. Rich, smooth and fruity, with gentle spices lingering in the background, it’s a complex and masterfully crafted expression that brings everything you would expect from a premium whisky and then some. If you’re looking to really treat that special someone in your life, you can’t go wrong with the Yamazaki 18 Year Old.
Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old Pure Malt
A world-beating Pure Malt expression from whisky legends Nikka that brings an incredible array of rich, fruity aromas to the table that combine perfectly with building oak and bitter cacao to create a drinking experience that you won’t forget in a hurry. Nikka are masters of creating well-rounded, full-bodied and truly delicious expressions and the Taketsuru 17 Year Old Pure Malt is up there with the best of them. In fact, this whisky is so good that it has been named “Best Blended Malt Whisky” at the World Whiskies Awards on a number of occasions.
Suntory Hakushu Heavily Peated
Known as “The Forrest Distillery”, Hakushu sits high in the Japanese alps. They are famous for producing a crisp, refreshing spirit that embodies the nature surrounding the distillery and is like no other whisky on earth. It’s not uncommon for gentle peat smoke to be a feature of their expressions, but this Old & Rare Hakushu Heavily Peated bottling takes it to another level. Thick peat smoke combines with gentle fruits, floral tones and the famous Hakushu crispness to create a whisky that is as unique as it is delicious. This was a limited edition upon release, and few bottles remain on the market today, making this a gift of a lifetime for your favourite whisky-lover.
Nikka Gold And Gold Military Samurai Commander
Nikka has come a long way since it was founded by Masataka Taketsuru, the “Father of Japanese Whisky”, all the way back in 1934. Today, it is an empire, and its products frequently win awards at international whisky competitions. This Nikka Gold and Gold Military Samurai Commander expression holds incredible Nikka blended whisky inside and comes packaged in an elegant bottle that is decorated with a replica samurai helmet. This is the perfect Valentine’s gift for a whisky fan who also loves Japanese history and culture.
Nikka From The Barrel
The Nikka From The Barrel blended whisky is a stunning expression, at a fantastic price point, that has rapidly grown in popularity in recent times. Today, it is a favourite of Japanese whisky fans the world over, bringing a smooth and complex array of notes to the table, offering tremendous value for money. It was created from malt and grain distilled at Nikka’s Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries that was then aged in a mix of bourbon and sherry casks. The Nikka From The Barrel is a warming, fruity and slightly spicy whisky that is perfect for the Holiday Season.
Yamazakura 963 21 Year Old
The Sasanokawa Shuzo Company Limited have been creating fine whiskies since all the way back in 1948 and today they are best known for their exciting Yamazakura range, which features a number of truly compelling and delicious expressions. This 963 21 Year Old was carefully crafted from the finest malt and grains on offer and it brings an exceptional range of rich, fruity and spicy flavours to your glass. This whisky has consistently been a best-seller on dekanta for a few years now, highlighting just how popular and exciting it really is.
Hibiki 21 Year Old
Another world-beating expression from Hibiki, this one is perhaps the most impressive in the entire range. It delivers a harmonious range of elegant, fruity flavours in the smoothest possible fashion, resulting in a drinking experience that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. The sheer quality of this brilliant whisky is highlighted by the fact it has now won “World’s Best Blended Whisky” at the prestigious World Whiskies Awards on 6 separate occasions. One of the best whiskies ever made? Definitely.
Hakushu 18 Year Old
It’s hard to pick a winner from Hakushu’s varied range, but the 18 Year Old has to be right up there. This is a whisky that is so smooth, well-balanced and complex that it comes incredibly close to perfection. Created from crisp, refreshing spirit that has been aged in a mix of sherry and bourbon casks, under the watchful eye of the Hakushu Master Distiller, it brings rich fruits, citrus, honey, apricots and sweet dark chocolate to the table, all backed up by a gentle whiff of peat smoke. An absolute delight from nose to finish.
Akkeshi Kanro 2020
The Akkeshi Kanro is the first release in the distillery’s new “24 Solar Terms” lineup. This exciting range of bottles will explore the effects that the local climate, wildlife and farming activity have on the exceptional liquid being produced by the distillery, with Kanro translating to “cold dew”. It was created using peated malt whisky that was matured in a mix of bourbon, wine, mizunara and sherry wood before being married to create a smooth, intriguing and flavourful expression. If your other half loved the Akkeshi Sarorunkamuy, then the Kanro is sure to be to their liking.
Yamazaki 25 Year Old
One of the oldest expressions in the Yamazaki range, the 25 Year Old has become increasingly difficult to get your hands on in recent times, and is a result it is highly sought after by collectors and investors alike. It’s a deep, rich expression that brings lots of sherried fruits, bitter dark chocolate, a creamy mouthfeel and gentle spices that build in the background. The sheer quality of this whisky has resulted in it picking up an inordinate amount of awards over the years, including being named “World’s Best Single Malt Whisky” at the World Whiskies Awards 2012.
Suntory Tomi No Oka Koshu 2018
This gorgeous Suntory Tomi No Oka Koshu white wine was created by Suntory from locally grown Koshu grapes. The grape is famous in Japan and beyond for the smooth, complex and gently fruity notes that it brings to each expression and this one is one of the best we’ve tried. The Tomi No Oka winery has become increasingly famous for their wonderful expressions in recent years and we’ll likely be hearing a lot more about them in years to come.
Suntory Tomi No Oka Chardonnay 2018
This stunning Suntory Tomi No Oka Chardonnay is another fantastic expression in a line of brilliant releases from Suntory’s multi-award-winning winery. It’s dry and woody with a subtle fruitiness lingering in the background and just a hint of pepper spice. Magnificent.
Grande Polaire Dry Koshu 2018
A delicious Dry Koshu 2018 expression from Grande Polaire, who grow grapes in Hokkaido, Yamanashi, Nagano and Okayama, before turning them into excellent white wines. This one was made from Japan’s native Koshu grape and it brings rich, fruity aromas with a dry mouthfeel. It’s the perfect accompaniment to Sushi or any white fish dish. A really nice creation.
Ki No Bi Kyoto Japanese Dry Gin
“KI NO BI” which translates to “The Beauty of the Seasons” is inspired by tradition and is distilled, blended and bottled in Kyoto. The gin is made in a recognizable dry style but with a distinct Japanese accent. It was the first Japanese gin ever made in Kyoto. It was created with Japanese botanicals such as yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture, hinoki wood chips (Japanese cypress), bamboo, gyokuro tea from the Uji region and green sanshō (Japanese peppercorn) berries. A wonderfully complex and tasty expression that is perfect on the rocks or used in cocktails.
Ki No Bi Cask Aged 16th Edition
This delicious KI NO BI expression from the brilliant Kyoto distillery was created using a variation on the 11 botanical, 6 element recipe of the classic KI NO BI dry gin. It brings elegant fruits of summer backed up by gentle herbal tones, with just a smidgen of spice creeping in towards the finish. This Ki No Bi Cask aged is a 16th Edition bottle. This is a unique and difficult to find bottle, so grab yours while you can!
SG Shochu Kome
An incredible rice-based Shochu from the up and coming SG brand that was brewed very slowly at a low temperature to create fruity flavours of ripe pineapple, freshly cut apple and gentle orange peel. It’s a complex and well-balanced expression that has smooth and silky mouthfeel. Perfect for shochu-lovers, or those wanting to give Japan’s best-selling spirit a try.