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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.

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu IPA Cask Finished 2017

70cl, 57.5%
Ichiro

A rare release of single malt from the Ichiro's Malt series, featuring Chichibu single malt whisky finished in casks that previously held IPA beer. Very collectible and likely delicious. This…  More info

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu IPA Cask Finished 2017

Yoichi 20 Year Old (Old Bottling)

70cl, 52%
Yoichi

An older-style bottling of the magnificent Yoichi 20 Year Old single malt whisky, a very well loved Japanese whisky. One of the many delicious expressions from the Nikka Whisky collections. An ace…  More info

Yoichi 20 Year Old (Old Bottling)
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Suntory Royal 12 Year Old Millennium

70cl, 43%
Suntory

A bottle of Suntory Royal 12 Year Old, dubbed Millennium. Suntory Royal was originally released in the 1960s in celebration of Suntory's 60th anniversary, and then this bottling was released to…  More info

Suntory Royal 12 Year Old Millennium

Suntory Ageing 15 Year Old - 1989

Suntory

A 15 year old blended whisky from Suntory titled Ageing, released in 1989 and comprised of both malt and grain whiskies. A pretty special rarity, housed in a handsome bottle alongside a striking…  More info

Suntory Ageing 15 Year Old - 1989

Hibiki Millennium 2000

Hibiki

A very collectible bottling of Hibiki blended whisky from Japan, released in celebration of the new Millennium. Nothing to do with the Willennium, mind. Lovely shiny label on this one, too. This…  More info

Hibiki Millennium 2000

The Kurayoshi Tottori

70cl, 43%
Kurayoshi

The Tottori range from Japan's Kurayoshi is a series of blended whisky made with Scottish and Japanese malts and grains. This is the flagship expression from the range, which the producers recommend…  More info

The Kurayoshi Tottori
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$36.40

963 8 Year Old Blended Malt (59%)

70cl, 59%
Yamazakura

From Sasanokawa Shuzo's 963 range comes an 8 year old blended malt, not often seen outside of Japan! Sasanokawa Shuzo also produce the Yamazakura range of whiskies, and have been producing whisky…  More info

963 8 Year Old Blended Malt (59%)
$82.79

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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Karuizawa 19 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.9%
Karuizawa

Precious, precious Karuizawa... This is the first bottling of Karuizawa single malt Japanese whisky from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, and it's absolutely astonishing. The whisky from Karuizawa has…  More info

Karuizawa 19 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$2,416.24

Yamazaki 15 Year Old 1993 (cask 3Q70047) - The Cask of Yamazaki

70cl, 62%
Yamazaki

A heavily peated and extremely rare bottling from Suntory, dubbed The Cask of Yamazaki! It was distilled in Japan back in May 1993, and left to age in the Ohmi Aging Cellar in a single American white…  More info

Yamazaki 15 Year Old 1993 (cask 3Q70047) - The Cask of Yamazaki
$2,118.86

Karuizawa 16 Year Old 1997 - Rare Vintage

70cl, 62%
Karuizawa

From the now silent and legendary Karuizawa Distillery comes this exceedingly rare 16 Year Old. Look, it literally says it's rare on the label. This particular bottle was distilled in 1997 and…  More info

Karuizawa 16 Year Old 1997 - Rare Vintage
$3,180.94

Suntory Whisky 100th Anniversary Decanter 1999

70cl, 43%
Suntory

Let's all just take a minute to marvel at this beautiful Suntory decanter. It was filled with blended whisky and released in 1999 to mark Suntory's 100th Anniversary. The blue ceramic bottle is…  More info

Suntory Whisky 100th Anniversary Decanter 1999
$796.56

The Matsui Mizunara Cask

70cl, 48%
Kurayoshi

From the Kurayoshi Distillery comes The Matsui Mizunara Cask, which unsuprisingly has been aged in rare Japanese Mizunara oak. The no age statement single malt was bottled at 48% ABV, after blending…  More info

The Matsui Mizunara Cask
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$125.27

Hanyu 22 Year Old 1986 (Cask 2812) - Part des Anges

70cl, 58.4%
Hanyu

A very rare dram from the brilliant now-closed Hanyu distillery in Japan, distilled back in 1986. It was bottled in 2008 for independent French company Part des Agnes, which translates to 'share of…  More info

Hanyu 22 Year Old 1986 (Cask 2812) - Part des Anges
$2,389.69

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

Kirin Fuji-Sanroku

70cl, 50%
Kirin

Blended Japanese whisky from Kirin's Fuji Gotemba distillery, which is situated in the foothills of Mt. Fuji. In fact, the label even calls this whisky "A gift from Mt. Fuji", making it a much better…  More info

Kirin Fuji-Sanroku
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$53.06

Sanmi-Ittai Single Cask Batch No. 9586

70cl, 57.6%
Sanmi-Ittai

Sanmi-Ittai, meaning Trinitas in Latin, which means Trinity in English, is a tribute to the three founders of the Hanyu Distillery which was built in 1941, though sadly was forced to close in 2000.…  More info

Sanmi-Ittai Single Cask Batch No. 9586
$113.60

The Kurayoshi Tottori Bourbon Barrel

70cl, 43%
Kurayoshi

A blended whisky from The Kurayoshi range, made with malt and grain whiskies from Scotland and Japan. This expression is aged in bourbon barrels, helping to develop hefty helpings of intense vanilla…  More info

The Kurayoshi Tottori Bourbon Barrel
$42.48

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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The Kurayoshi 18 Year Old

70cl, 50%
Kurayoshi

18 year old blended malt from the Kurayoshi range, created by the Matsui Shuzou distillery. Though not very well-known, Matsui Shuzou have created some rather marvellous expression for this series,…  More info

The Kurayoshi 18 Year Old
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$191.16

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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$265.47

Mars Komagatake 3 Year Old 2011

70cl, 57%
Mars

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
$207.11

Karuizawa 35 Year Old - Cities Of Japan (Tokyo)

70cl, 56.5%
Karuizawa

Sound the Karuizawa klaxon! This right here is a rare bottling of Japanese single malt from the closed Karuizara Distillery, drawn from a single sherry cask which was laid down in October 1981. 35…  More info

Karuizawa 35 Year Old - Cities Of Japan (Tokyo)
$18,050.11

Yoichi Limited Edition 2019

70cl, 48%
Yoichi

One of two limited edition single malts released by Nikka to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Miyagikyo Distillery. This one comes from the Yoichi Distillery, which produces a style of whisky…  More info

Yoichi Limited Edition 2019
$2,920.73

Karuizawa 17 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Karuizawa

Fans of Japanese whisky looking at this product will likely be shaking with excitement. That's because this is a super rare 17 year old bottled for Japan and not intended for the UK market. But we've…  More info

Karuizawa 17 Year Old
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