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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.

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
$344.37

Suntory 12 Year Old Pure Malt - 1990s

70cl, 43%
Suntory

A 1990s bottling of single malt from Suntory, focusing on the Suntory brand rather than one of the company's specific distilleries. This 12 year old expression was bottled at 43% ABV. This bottle…  More info

Suntory 12 Year Old Pure Malt - 1990s

Yoichi 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 129459)

70cl, 62%
Yoichi

An incredible single cask Yoichi single malt whisky, aged for 23 years in cask #129459. It was distilled in February 1991 and bottled in July 2014 at 62% ABV. An excellent release from the renowned…  More info

Yoichi 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 129459)

Yoichi & Miyagikyo Rum Cask Finish Set

140cl, 46%
Nikka

This set from legendary Japanese whisky producers Nikka features two 70cl bottles of Japanese single malt whisky - one from the Yoichi distillery, and one from the Miyagikyo distillery. Both of these…  More info

Yoichi & Miyagikyo Rum Cask Finish Set
$391.58

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu 2010 Chibidaru (bottled 2014)

70cl, 53.5%
Ichiro

A sought-after bottle of Chichibu single malt whisky matured in quarter casks, which are much smaller than your standard cask. Interestingly, the name "Chibidaru" means "cute casks" in Japanese! This…  More info

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu 2010 Chibidaru (bottled 2014)

Suntory 1981 Kioke Shikomi

75cl, 43%
Hakushu

A rare 75cl bottle labelled as 'pure malt' thought to be from Hakushu. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed info and/or photos just get in touch!  More info

Suntory 1981 Kioke Shikomi

Nikka Coffey Malt 1998

70cl, 62%
Nikka

Nikka have experimented with distilling malted barley through a Coffey or continuous still which are more commonly used for grain whiskies. Technically this isn't a single malt whisky because it…  More info

Nikka Coffey Malt 1998
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Yamazaki 18 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Yamazaki

Here we have Suntory’s multi award-winning Japanese single malt from Yamazaki, the oldest whisky distillery in Japan. The single malt was launched in 1992, and around 80% of the liquid is matured in…  More info

Yamazaki 18 Year Old
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$454.94

Yamazaki 10 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Yamazaki

Discontinued 10 year old single malt from the Yamazaki distillery, aged in bourbon barrels. A lovely fruity dram, quite floral. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more…  More info

Yamazaki 10 Year Old
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Nikka Coffey Malt 11 Year Old 2003 (cask 130541)

70cl, 58%
Nikka

A single cask release of Nikka Coffey Malt, which is just what it sounds like - malt whisky distilled using a Coffey still. It's not technically a single malt because it wasn't made using a pot…  More info

Nikka Coffey Malt 11 Year Old 2003 (cask 130541)

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu 2009 Port Pipe (bottled 2013)

70cl, 54.5%
Ichiro

A rare Port pipe matured Chichibu bottled in 2013. A fruity bottling from a Japanese distillery that always shows well at relatively young ages. This bottle was part of a private…  More info

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu 2009 Port Pipe (bottled 2013)
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Suntory 12 Year Old Pure Malt - 1980s

70cl, 43%
Suntory

A 12 year old Japanese single malt from Suntory from back in the days when the term "Pure Malt" was the phrase to use. Very collectible indeed. This bottle was part of a private collection - if…  More info

Suntory 12 Year Old Pure Malt - 1980s

Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 23 Year Old

70cl, 58%
Ichiro

A staggeringly good 23 year old Hanyu! This was made with spirit distilled in 1985 and 1986, which was then aged in sherry wood. This cask strength release was bottled for the Ichiro’s malt range…  More info

Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 23 Year Old
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Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 15 Year Old

70cl, 46.5%
Ichiro

A rare and incredibly exciting bottling of 15 year old Hanyu Japanese single malt whisky, bottled as part of the Ichiro's Malt range from stocks acquired by the eponymous Ichiro Akuto after Hanyu…  More info

Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 15 Year Old

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu London Edition 2019

70cl, 48.5%
Ichiro

Released at The Whisky Show 2019, The London Edition of Ichiro's Malt Chichibu is a wonderful Japanese single malt whisky offering up intriguing notes of fresh fruit, vanilla-rich oak and whispers of…  More info

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu London Edition 2019

Karuizawa 10 Year Old 100% Malt Whisky

70cl, 40%
Karuizawa

A very rare old bottling of 10 year old single malt from the Karuizawa distillery. Bottles of whisky from this closed Japanese distillery are rare as hen's teeth and significantly more sought after.…  More info

Karuizawa 10 Year Old 100% Malt Whisky

Miyagikyo Sherry Cask

70cl, 48%
Miyagikyo

One of two limited edition expressions released by Nikka in 2015 (along with the Yoichi Heavily Peated). The Miyagikyo Sherry Cask single malt is exactly what it sounds like - tasty whisky from the…  More info

Miyagikyo Sherry Cask

Yamazaki 1984

70cl, 48%
Yamazaki

A very rare, very exclusive vintage, Yamazaki 1984 was matured in American, European and Japanese Mizunara oak and it was awarded a Gold at the International Spirits Challenge.  More info

Yamazaki 1984
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SMWS No. 120.1 21 Year Old 1981

70cl, 60.7%
Hakushu

Distilled at Hakushu and bottled by the renowned SMWS, this is an incredibly rare, highly collectible bottle of top-quality Japanese single malt. It was distilled in November 1981 before a 21 year…  More info

SMWS No. 120.1 21 Year Old 1981

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2013 (48%)

70cl, 48%
Yamazaki

From Yamazaki, the oldest distillery in Japan, comes the 2013 release of their bourbon barrel-matured single malt whisky. It's made from carefully selected Yamazaki malts which have all been aged in…  More info

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2013 (48%)
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Hanyu 2000 (cask 921) (bottled 2014)

70cl, 57.6%
Hanyu

A rare bottling of legendary Hanyu single malt from the final vintage! This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed info and/or photos just get in touch!  More info

Hanyu 2000 (cask 921) (bottled 2014)

Chichibu 2012 (bottled 2019) (cask 2074)

70cl, 62%
Chichibu

From the Japanese Chichibu Distillery comes this 2012 vintage single malt. It was initially aged in a cask which previously held Hanyu whisky, before it was transferred to a hogshead which previously…  More info

Chichibu 2012 (bottled 2019) (cask 2074)

Hanyu 2000 (cask 531)

70cl, 58.5%
Hanyu

Bottlings of Hanyu single malt are incredibly rare indeed, as they only produced whisky from the 1980s to 2000 when the distillery closed. This particularly handsome bottling was distilled in 2000…  More info

Hanyu 2000 (cask 531)

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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Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2011 (48.2%)

70cl, 48.2%
Yamazaki

A delicious Yamazaki released in 2011. This was aged entirely in first fill bourbon barrels, and it's a limited edition of just 1,000 bottles for the UK market. Very tasty! This bottle was part of…  More info

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2011 (48.2%)

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