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Japanese Whisky

Japanese whiskies are crafted in the Scottish style. We find they lie between Lowland and Speyside in style. Delicate and perfumed with honeyed sweetness. One regularly hears them described as being smooth, but that is doing them an injustice. Light sherry and floral notes, sometimes they have been peated for a smoky, quasi Islay style.

The burgeoning whisky Japanese industry has been largely attributed to its two founding fathers: Shinjiro Torii and Masataka Taketsuru. Shinjiro established the Suntory brand, founding the first distillery in Japan in 1923, Yamazaki in the Vale of Yamazaki. Taketsuru founded Yoichi on Hokkaido eleven years later. Today, Japanese whiskies are becoming increasingly popular and in a style of their own.

Japanese Whisky
Miyagikyo Non Age
(50cl, 43%)
A no age statement single malt whisky from the Miyagikyo distillery in the Miyagi Prefecture. Characteristic of their expressions, this Miyagikyo single malt features plenty of interplay between spice...  More info
$60.15
Yoichi Non Age
(50cl, 43%)
A no age statement single malt produced by the Yoichi Distillery, the first distillery established by Nikka in 1934. Plenty of fruit notes with a good helping of peat at its core.  More info
$59.10
Whisky from the Barrel is one of the greatest value for money whiskies in the world. An incredible dram from Nikka, so much power! We can't recommend this enough.  More info
User Rating:  (53 Reviews)
$52.46
Yoichi 10 Year Old
(70cl, 45%)
A very well made single malt from Japan, Yoichi is the jewel in Nikka's crown, their 10 year old offering notes of vanilla and fruit. One batch of this received 93 points in the Jim Murray Whisky...  More info
User Rating:  (10 Reviews)
$94.75
Hibiki 12 Year Old
(70cl, 43%)
An exquisite 12 year old blended Japanese whisky. Hibiki includes malt whisky from Yamazaki and Hakushu, as well as grain whisky from Chita. The whisky is partly matured in plum liqueur barrels.  More info
User Rating:  (32 Reviews)
$76.60
This is a great 17 year old blended malt named for Nikka's founder, the whisky-pilgrim Masataka Taketsuru.  More info
User Rating:  (8 Reviews)
$135.38
Hakushu 12 Year Old
(70cl, 43%)
This whisky hails from the Japanese distillery of Hakushu set in a forest and was once twice the size with an east and west distillery on the site.  More info
User Rating:  (8 Reviews)
$111.14
Hakushu 18 Year Old
(70cl, 43%)
A fantastic 18 year old Japanese whisky from the Hakushu distillery, a malty, fruity whisky of real quality.  More info
User Rating:  (3 Reviews)
$240.42
From the Hakushu distillery in the foothills of Mount Kaikomagatake comes their Distiller's Reserve single malt whisky, a no-age-statement expression, that captures the smoky, herbaceous...  More info
User Rating:  (7 Reviews)
$58.71
Nikka Pure Malt Black
(50cl, 43%)
Jim Murray scored different batches of Pure Malt Black with 92 and 95 points respectively. This is a great dram, a blended malt made up of whisky from Nikka's Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. Full...  More info
User Rating:  (10 Reviews)
$59.16
Nikka All Malt
(70cl, 40%)
A blended Japanese whisky from Nikka made with malt from Yoichi and a combination of malt and Coffey Still whisky from Miyagikyou.  More info
User Rating:  (7 Reviews)
$45.16
A 50cl bottling of Suntory's excellent Hibiki 12 Year Old blended Japanese whisky, including malts from Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries.  More info
User Rating:  (1 Review)
$55.46
A wonderful Japanese whisky gift set from Nikka. This pack includes the classic "Whisky From The Barrel", as well as two branded glasses and a speed pourer. Brilliant!  More info
User Rating:  (1 Review)
$73.52
Yoichi 12 Year Old
(70cl, 45%)
The pot stills of the Yoichi distillery are still directly heated, proffering hot spots in the stills, which in turn gives the whisky some wonderful sweet, rich notes. This is one of the richest 12...  More info
User Rating:  (1 Review)
$130.92
Nikka Pure Malt Red
(50cl, 43%)
Pure Malt Red is a Japanese blended malt in a charming looking bottle! This is made up of malt whisky from the Nikka distilleries Yoichi and Miyagikyo. The result is a fruit, creamy, buttery, and...  More info
User Rating:  (1 Review)
$59.23
Using the two Coffey stills at the Miyagikyo distillery, which were imported from Scotland to Japan in 1963, Nikka have produced a number of single cask single grain whiskies from time to time over...  More info
$75.04
A Japanese blended whisky that has been the subject of some controversy. The bottling for the home market in Japan is made with malt whisky and molasses spirit, which would not be classed as 'whisky'...  More info
User Rating:  (5 Reviews)
$50.73
Nikka Pure Malt White
(50cl, 43%)
Poised and slightly peaty. Pure Malt White is a blended malt with whisky from Nikka's excellent distilleries. Really recommend this.  More info
User Rating:  (5 Reviews)
$59.23
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Want to know how to elicit gasps and exclamations of "Wow!" from a room full of whisky lovers? Bring out a 3 litre bottle of Nikka Whisky From The Barrel. That's right, 3...  More info
User Rating:  (1 Review)
$481.83
A non-age-statement expression of Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt whisky, named after the company's founder, Masataka Taketsuru. It features plenty of whisky from the Miyagikyo distillery, as well as...  More info
$69.76
A very rare and truly fabulous peated Japanese whisky from Hakushus. This 25 year old was awarded a Silver Medal at the Malt Maniac Awards in 2009, and whisky critic Jim Murray rated it 93 points out...  More info
User Rating:  (3 Reviews)
$1504.13
Miyagikyo 12 Year Old
(70cl, 45%)
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
$144.47
Yoichi 15 Year Old
(70cl, 45%)
A delicious single malt from the Yoichi distillery, founded by Masataka Taketsuru in 1934. Taketsuru deemed the terroir to be perfect for whisky production, as this 15 year old will testify.  More info
User Rating:  (8 Reviews)
$154.32
Togouchi is a blended Japanese whisky from the producers Chugoku Jozo, who mature their whisky in a tunnel rather than a warehouse. The name comes from where the tunnel is located, in the town of...  More info
User Rating:  (2 Reviews)
$65.18
While most distilleries use their Coffey stills only to make grain whisky, Nikka use the two Coffey stills at their Miyagikyo distillery to create malt whisky too. The Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky was...  More info
$75.04
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