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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.

Hibiki 35 Year Old by Tokuda Yasokichi III

70cl, 43%
Hibiki

An incredibly beautiful release from Suntory - this is a 35 year old Hibiki blended Japanese whisky, presented in a porcelain decanter crafted by a porcelain master, Tokuda Yasokichi III. Half work…  More info

Hibiki 35 Year Old by Tokuda Yasokichi III
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Suntory Hibiki Blended Whisky

70cl, 43%
Hibiki

An old bottle of Hibiki blended whisky from Suntory, bottled without an age statement - but with a shiny gold presentation box. Swings and roundabouts. This bottle was part of a private collection…  More info

Suntory Hibiki Blended Whisky

Suntory Whisky White (192cl) - 1990s

192cl, 40%
Suntory

A Large bottle of Japanese blended whisky from Suntory, released in the 1990s. White was the first whisky made by Suntory, all the way back in 1923, created by founder Shinjiro Torii. This bottle…  More info

Suntory Whisky White (192cl) - 1990s
$494.46
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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
$373.58
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Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master's Select

70cl, 43%
Hibiki

Originally released for the Travel Retail Market, Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master's Select is a smashing Japanese blended whisky that displays a harmonious flavour profile (as you might expect from…  More info

Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master's Select
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$102.13
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Nikka Taketsuru on the Road Set

350cl, 42.4%
Nikka

An incredibly handsome set from Nikka, honouring the company's celebrated founder, Masataka Taketsuru. This suitcase contains five different 70cl bottles of Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese…  More info

Nikka Taketsuru on the Road Set
$2,856.86
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Mars Komagatake 30 Year Old 1986

70cl, 61%
Mars

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
$1,922.88
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Mars Shinshu 2013 (bottled 2016) (cask 1664) - Number One Drinks Company 10th Anniversary

70cl, 58.9%
Mars

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
$328.54
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Suntory Kakushiro White Label

70cl, 40%
Suntory

A classic blended whisky from Suntory - a bit dryer and lighter than their stalwart Suntory Kakubin Yellow Label.  More info

Suntory Kakushiro White Label
$58.68
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Chichibu The Peated 2012 (bottled 2016)

70cl, 54.5%
Chichibu

This is the 2012 vintage Japanese peated single malt from Chichibu, released as part of the Ichiro's Malt series. It was bottled in 2016 at 54.5% ABV, with 6,350 bottles produced. Always very popular…  More info

Chichibu The Peated 2012 (bottled 2016)
$239.94
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Karuizawa 33 Year Old 1981 (cask 136)

70cl, 55.3%
Karuizawa

Whiskies from the sadly-closed Karuizawa distillery in Japan are rare, collectible and highly-sought after by whisky aficionados - and this one is very much worth paying attention to. It's a 33 year…  More info

Karuizawa 33 Year Old 1981 (cask 136)

Suntory Kakubin Black Label

70cl, 43%
Suntory

If you're looking for a whisky to enjoy in a Highball, you can't go wrong with a good Japanese blend like this Suntory Kakubin. This one has been bottled at 43% ABV.  More info

Suntory Kakubin Black Label
$81.08
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Hibiki 21 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Hibiki

Hibiki 21 was named World's Best Blended Whisky at the 2013 World Whiskies Awards and was awarded 96 points in Jim Murray's 2014 Whisky Bible. Dr. Whisky says it's 'Unbelievably balanced, and…  More info

Hibiki 21 Year Old
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$494.40
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Hibiki 12 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Hibiki

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

Hibiki 12 Year Old
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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

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

Mars Komagatake Tsunuki Aging

70cl, 59%
Mars

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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$152.93
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Super Nikka Revival Limited Edition

70cl, 43%
Nikka

A new direction for the classic 'Super Nikka' blended Japanese whisky label, with a limited edition release. Revival brings together Sherry matured Nikka and Yoichi stock with a special bottling for…  More info

Super Nikka Revival Limited Edition
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$54.76
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Karuizawa 1981 (bottled 2011) (cask 6256)

70cl, 57.5%
Karuizawa

Very rare whisky from the closed Karuizawa distillery in Japan, bottled by the Number One Drinks Company. It's a 1981 vintage, drawn from a first-fill Sherry cask which was bottled in 2011 with an…  More info

Karuizawa 1981 (bottled 2011) (cask 6256)

Hanyu 1990 (bottled 2007) (cask 9511)

70cl, 55.5%
Hanyu

A rare bottling of single malt whisky from Japan's Hanyu distillery, which sadly closed in the early 2000s. This particular bottling was distilled in 1990 and aged in a bourbon hogshead. Following a…  More info

Hanyu 1990 (bottled 2007) (cask 9511)

Nikka Coffey Grain 14 Year Old 1999 (cask 209699)

70cl, 63%
Nikka

A single cask bottling of Nikka Coffey Grain whisky, distilled using their Coffey stills in December 1999 and left to mature in cask #209699 until July 2014. It has been bottled at an impressive cask…  More info

Nikka Coffey Grain 14 Year Old 1999 (cask 209699)

Nikka Whisky From the Barrel Cocktail Set

50cl, 51.4%
Nikka

We've said it before - many times in fact - Nikka's Whisky from the Barrel is staggeringly good stuff, with just the right balance of toffee sweetness and rich malty flavour and a tinge of smoke for…  More info

Nikka Whisky From the Barrel Cocktail Set
$60.80
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Yoichi Sherry & Sweet

50cl, 55%
Yoichi

From a series of Yoichi Japanese single malt with particular descriptive names, this is the Yoichi Sherry & Sweet. Now, we know what you're thinking. "I bet this rare expression is well-Sherried and…  More info

Yoichi Sherry & Sweet

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)

Yoichi Woody & Vanillic

50cl, 55%
Yoichi

A rare, interesting release of Yoichi single malt from Nikka which wears its heart on its sleeve. Or, rather, its flavour profile - this expression is titled Woody & Vanillic. This bottle was part…  More info

Yoichi Woody & Vanillic

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