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Japanese Single Malt Whisky

The Japanese have received great acclaim recently for their ever expanding range of single malt whiskies. These are produced just like any single malt whisky, distilled from nothing other than yeast, water and malted barley at a single distillery before a maturation of at least three years and a day in oak casks. There are two main brands that own Japanese distilleries: Nikka and Suntory, founded by Masataka Taketsuru and Shinjiro Torii respectively.

Karuizawa 48 Year Old 1964 (cask 3603)

70cl, 57.7%
Karuizawa

This is an extremely rare, extremely old bottling from the exulted Karuizawa distillery in Japan. Aged for just over 48 years in a 400-litre Sherry Oak cask, at the time of bottling, it is the oldest…  More info

Karuizawa 48 Year Old 1964 (cask 3603)
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Karuizawa 8 Year Old Pure Malt

70cl, 40%
Karuizawa

An 8 year old whisky from the Karuizawa distillery, this is a very rare bottling for the Japanese market, and offers up notes of plum wine, hints of peat, and whiffs of the coast.  More info

Karuizawa 8 Year Old Pure Malt

Karuizawa Five Decades

70cl, 61.4%
Karuizawa

An exciting bottling of Karuizawa single malt whisky, made with whisky spanning five decades of distillation at the now-closed site. It was originally released for the Japanese department store,…  More info

Karuizawa Five Decades

Karuizawa Raku-Yaki 1999-2000

140cl, 60.9%
Karuizawa

Raku is a type of Japanese pottery used in Japanese tea ceremonies, and the pattern is made by taking the bottle out of the hot kiln and allowing it to air-cool. The legendary and now-closed…  More info

Karuizawa Raku-Yaki 1999-2000

Karuizawa Spirit of Asama

70cl, 48%
Karuizawa

Ths Spirit of Asama is an incredible, legendary whisky from Japan's Karuizawa distillery. It is a vatting of 77 different sherry casks which were laid down in 1999 and 2000. The sherry character in…  More info

Karuizawa Spirit of Asama
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Karuizawa Spirit of Asama 55%

70cl, 55%
Karuizawa

Whisky from the closed distillery of Karuizawa in Japan is fairly in demand these days. !****Understatement Klaxon***!. This single malt has been created from 77 casks filled during the final two…  More info

Karuizawa Spirit of Asama 55%
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Mars Komagatake 2012 (bottled 2016) (cask 1555) (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)

70cl, 58.8%
Shinshu

A single cask offering of Japanese whisky from the little-known Shinshu distillery, bottled as part of La Maison du Whisky's 60th Anniversary celebrations. It was distilled in 2012 (a year after the…  More info

Mars Komagatake 2012 (bottled 2016) (cask 1555) (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)

Mars Komagatake 2014 (bottled 2017) (cask 1782)

70cl, 61.8%
Shinshu

From the little-known Shinshu distillery comes a single cask Japanese whisky bottled for La Maison du Whisky (following on from the 2012 vintage released by La Maison du Whisky in celebration of…  More info

Mars Komagatake 2014 (bottled 2017) (cask 1782)

Mars Komagatake 30 Year Old 1986

70cl, 61%
Shinshu

A very rare bottling of 30 year old Japanese single malt from the little-known Shinshu distillery. This was distilled in 1986, a year after the parent company Hombo Shuzo opened up a distillery in…  More info

Mars Komagatake 30 Year Old 1986

Mars Komagatake 3 Year Old 2011

70cl, 57%
Shinshu

From Mars Shinshu, Japan’s highest whisky distillery, comes this young cask strength single malt, Komagatake 3 Year Old. The distillery was mothballed from 1992 to 2007, and this was distilled in its…  More info

Mars Komagatake 3 Year Old 2011

Mars Komagatake Kohiganzakura - Nature of Shinshu

70cl, 52%
Shinshu

The second bottling from the Nature of Shinshu series produced by the eponymous Japanese distillery. The Kohiganzakura honours the cherry blossom prevalent in Japan (and around the distillery itself,…  More info

Mars Komagatake Kohiganzakura - Nature of Shinshu
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Mars Komagatake Shinanotanpopo - Nature of Shinshu

70cl, 52%
Shinshu

The third release in the Nature of Shinshu range from Mars Shinshu is the Shinanotanpopo single malt Japanese whisky, which was made by combining a well-aged whisky from their warehouses with a much…  More info

Mars Komagatake Shinanotanpopo - Nature of Shinshu
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Mars Komagatake Single Malt (2018 Edition)

70cl, 48%
Shinshu

A limited edition single malt from Mars Shinshu. This 2018 expression is made up of both peated and unpeated whiskies, aged in American oak bourbon barrels. The gentle Japanese whisky was bottled…  More info

Mars Komagatake Single Malt (2018 Edition)

Mars Komagatake Single Malt (2019 Edition)

70cl, 48%
Shinshu

It's the 2019 edition of the wonderful annual limited edition single malt from Mars Shinshu! The no age statement whisky was drawn from American oak bourbon barrels, just like its 2018 predecessor,…  More info

Mars Komagatake Single Malt (2019 Edition)

Mars Komagatake Single Malt (2020 Edition)

70cl, 50%
Shinshu

Rejoice, because we've got another edition of Mars Shinshu's annual single malt release! This is the 2020 Edition, distilled at Japan's Shinshu distillery and drawn from a combination of sherry and…  More info

Mars Komagatake Single Malt (2020 Edition)

Mars Komagatake Tsunuki Aging

70cl, 59%
Shinshu

This single malt from Japan's Shinshu distillery was allowed to mature in the Tsunuki Aging Cellar for three years before being bottled at cask strength. Perhaps a hint of what's to come from the…  More info

Mars Komagatake Tsunuki Aging
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Mars Komagatake Tsunuki Aging (Bottled 2019)

70cl, 56%
Shinshu

This right here is a Japanese single malt from the Shinshu Distillery, but the twist here is that it was matured at a different Mars distillery - the Tsunuki Distillery, which opened in 2016. Could…  More info

Mars Komagatake Tsunuki Aging (Bottled 2019)

Mars Shinshu 2013 (bottled 2016) (cask 1664) - Number One Drinks Company 10th Anniversary

70cl, 58.9%
Shinshu

Single cask Japanese single malt from the little-known Shinshu distillery. It distilled in 2013 (a short while after Shinshu reopened following a period of inactivity) and matured in a bourbon barrel…  More info

Mars Shinshu 2013 (bottled 2016) (cask 1664) - Number One Drinks Company 10th Anniversary

Mars Tsunuki The First

70cl, 59%
Tsunuki

Like the name suggests, Mars Tsunuki The First is the first single malt whisky from the Mars' Tsunuki Distillery! Previously, Mars has been ageing some single malt from its Shinshu Distillery at…  More info

Mars Tsunuki The First

Miyagikyo 10 Year Old

70cl, 45%
Miyagikyo

A beautiful 10 year old from the Miyagikyou distillery (more recent bottles spell the name "Miyagikyo"). This offers a wonderful purity, floral, fruity, silken smooth. A beautiful balanced dram.  More info

Miyagikyo 10 Year Old

Miyagikyo 12 Year Old

70cl, 45%
Miyagikyo

That same purity and balanced as in the Miyagikyou 10 year old, only the 12 offers more body and a stronger sherry character. Very good stuff!  More info

Miyagikyo 12 Year Old
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Miyagikyo 15 Year Old

70cl, 45%
Miyagikyo

As you work your way along the Miyagikyo range, you witness the beautiful fruity, floral balance become fuller, and more complex. Jim Murray awarded this a whopping 92 points! It's an incredible…  More info

Miyagikyo 15 Year Old
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Miyagikyo 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 66535)

70cl, 62%
Miyagikyo

A single cask release of single malt whisky from the Miyagikyo distillery in Japan, distilled in June 1996 and bottled in July 2014. Miyagikyo was the second distillery opened by Nikka back in 1969 -…  More info

Miyagikyo 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 66535)

Miyagikyo 1988

70cl, 50%
Miyagikyo

A blend of four different styles of Miyagikyo whisky (with varying levels of peat). This was matured in a recharred casks and a sherry butt, will sell out very fast!  More info

Miyagikyo 1988

Miyagikyo 1990 Single Cask (Nikka)

70cl, 61%
Miyagikyo

A Japanese single cask whisky from Nikka. This was distilled at Miyagikyo in 1990 and matured for 19 years in cask number 36385 before bottling at cask strength in July of 2009.  More info

Miyagikyo 1990 Single Cask (Nikka)

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