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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.

Hakushu 12 Year Old 43.5%

70cl, 43.50%
Hakushu

A 12 year old single malty from Suntory. The Hakushu distillery sits in the forests not far from the Japanese Alps.  More info

Hakushu 12 Year Old 43.5%
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$58.77

Hakushu Heavily Peated

70cl, 48%
Hakushu

A heavily peated release from Suntory's Hakushu distillery. Intense peat concentration combined with the fantastic distillery character of Hakushu. Well, well worth a go this one…  More info

Hakushu Heavily Peated

Ichiro's Malt & Grain

70cl, 46%
Chichibu

A lovely blended whisky from Japan, created by Ichiro Akuto, the Japanese whisky extraordinaire. This particular gem is made with both malt and grain whisky from Japan as well as (possibly) some…  More info

Ichiro's Malt & Grain
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$72.24

Hakushu Sherry Cask - 2012 Release

70cl, 48%
Hakushu

The extremely sought after Hakushu Sherry Cask from 2012, a limited release of only 3,000 bottles of delicious jammy Japanese single malt whisky.  More info

Hakushu Sherry Cask - 2012 Release
$77.02

SMWS No. 120.1 21 Year Old 1981

70cl, 60.70%
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
$1026.39

Super Nikka

70cl, 43%
Nikka

Blended whisky from Nikka. A very good blend all in all, with plenty of malt and dried fruit flavour.  More info

Super Nikka
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Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2012 48.00%

70cl, 48%
Yamazaki

This is the staggering 2012 edition of Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel - a rich Japanese single malt aged exclusively in ex-bourbon casks. Very creamy and, at 48%, rather intense too!  More info

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2012 48.00%
$78.49

Yamazaki Puncheon 2012

70cl, 48%
Yamazaki

Yamazaki have matured this Japanese Single Malt Whisky in a Puncheon cask which at 480 litres in larger than the 230 litre Hogshead casks more often used. The result is that the whisky matures much…  More info

Yamazaki Puncheon 2012
$69.64

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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$422.92

Yamazaki 50 Year Old

70cl, 57%
Yamazaki

Strictly one per customer Allow us to introduce the rarest and oldest Japanese single malt whisky of all time. Packaged impeccably and aged in the very finest Japanese Mizunara oak, this is a true…  More info

Yamazaki 50 Year Old
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$10804.53

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2011 48.2%

70cl, 48.20%
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!  More info

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2011 48.2%
$78.49

Karuizawa 29 Year Old 1982 Cask 8529 - Noh

70cl, 58.80%
Karuizawa

Strictly one per customer... Sharing is caring.From the Noh range, this is an astonishing Karuizawa which was distilled in 1982 and aged in a bourbon cask for 29 years before bottling. The result is…  More info

Karuizawa 29 Year Old 1982 Cask 8529 - Noh
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$269.97

Yamazaki Mizunara 2012

70cl, 48%
Yamazaki

Mizunara is a type of oak tree found in Japan and Yamazaki mature a portion of their Japanese Single Malt Whisky in Mizunara and blend this whisky into their various bottlings. The Yamazaki Mizunara…  More info

Yamazaki Mizunara 2012
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$270.06

Yamazaki Sherry 2012

70cl, 48%
Yamazaki

This is a sherry cask matured Japanese Single Malt Whisky from Yamazaki. Rather than blending a selection of different cask types together, Yamazaki have just selected whisky matured in ex-Sherry…  More info

Yamazaki Sherry 2012
$70.17

Ichiro’s Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve

70cl, 46%
Hanyu

Bottled in 2010, this was crafted by Ichiro Akuto, this is a vatting of various single malts which have been aged in Japanese Mizunara oak. It’s an incredible whisky, with loads of character from the…  More info

Ichiro’s Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve
$89.62

Yoichi 20 Year Old 1990

70cl, 50%
Yoichi

This stunning Yoichi was distilled in 1990 and released in the beginning of early 2011 after 20 years of ageing. It is made with four different types of single malt, all made at the Yoichi distillery.  More info

Yoichi 20 Year Old 1990

Hakushu 18 Year Old 43.50%

70cl, 43.50%
Hakushu

An intense, utterly delicious 18 year old single malt, distilled at Hakushu. This is full, fruity, and very, very malty.  More info

Hakushu 18 Year Old 43.50%
$113.40

Yamazaki 60 Months Old (Rare Bottling)

75cl, 43%
Yamazaki

An incredibly rare, "60 month old" Yamazaki single malt from Suntory bottled for the Japanese market. A real collector's piece.  More info

Yamazaki 60 Months Old (Rare Bottling)
$216.03

Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 23 Year Old

70cl, 58%
Hanyu

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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$502.74

Chichibu The First

70cl, 61.80%
Chichibu

The incredibly well-anticipated release from Ichiro Akuto's Chichibu distillery. A distillery with the finest name ever. This was released in the UK in 2012.  More info

Chichibu The First
$96.10

Nikka 8 Year Old Black

70cl, 40%
Nikka

A rare bottle of 8 year old blended malt from Nikka. A very creamy, fruity whisky with oodles of flavour and complexity!  More info

Nikka 8 Year Old Black
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$75.58

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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Yamazaki Puncheon

70cl, 48%
Yamazaki

A more recent addition to the Yamazaki line, Puncheon is bottled at the higher strength of 48%, and it was matured in a large 480 litre puncheon cask, which is affords the whisky slower maturation…  More info

Yamazaki Puncheon

Noh Karuizawa 32 Year Old 1977 Cask 4592

70cl, 60.70%
Karuizawa

This release, from the acclaimed 'Noh Performers' series is a 1977 Karuizawa with an absolutely astonishing pedigree. Look closely, and the whisky is tinged slightly green in colour, a product of the…  More info

Noh Karuizawa 32 Year Old 1977 Cask 4592
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Nikka 70th Anniversary Selection

280cl, 58%
Nikka

Absolutely beautiful! Just looking at this makes us feel all warm inside. This incredible selection was specially made for Nikka's 70th Anniversary. Included are engraved bottles of cask strength…  More info

Nikka 70th Anniversary Selection

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