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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 12 Year Old

70cl, 43.0%
Suntory

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
38
$61.43

Yamazaki Sherry Cask

70cl, 48.0%
Yamazaki

A wonderfully full bodied malt from Yamazaki. This was aged in first fill Oloroso sherry butts for around 12 to 15 years. A limited release of 16,000 bottles.  More info

Yamazaki Sherry Cask

Nikka Whisky From The Barrel Gift Pack

50cl, 51.4%
Nikka

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

Nikka Whisky From The Barrel Gift Pack
2
$62.54

Togouchi 12 Year Old

70cl, 40.0%
Chugoku Jozo

A 12 year old Japanese blended whisky, produced by Chugoku Jozo for the Togouchi range, who age their whiskies in a tunnel (makes a nice change from a warehouse, doesn't it?). Rather peaty, with…  More info

Togouchi 12 Year Old
1
$67.01

Yamazaki Puncheon

70cl, 48.0%
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

Yamazaki Puncheon 2012

70cl, 48.0%
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

Yamazaki Sherry 2012

70cl, 48.0%
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
$70.24

Ichiro's Malt & Grain

70cl, 46.0%
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
1
$72.32

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2012 48.2%

70cl, 48.2%
Yamazaki

In 2012 Yamazaki decided to release de-construct their Japanese Single Malt Whisky so you can appreciate the various types of casks used to make their award-winning malt. This bottle is the Bourbon…  More info

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2012 48.2%

Yoichi 10 Year Old

70cl, 45.0%
Yoichi

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

Yoichi 10 Year Old
14
$74.03

Nikka 8 Year Old Black

70cl, 40.0%
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
2
$75.65

Hakushu Heavily Peated

70cl, 48.0%
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

Hakushu Sherry Cask - 2012 Release

70cl, 48.0%
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
$77.09

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2012 48.00%

70cl, 48.0%
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%

Miyagikyo 10 Year Old

70cl, 45.0%
Miyagikyo

A beautiful 10 year old from the Miyagikyou distillery (more recent bottles spell the name "Miyagikyo"). This offers a wonderful purity, floral, fruity, silken smooth. A beautiful balanced dram.  More info

Miyagikyo 10 Year Old
$78.90

Yoichi Single Malt Glass Gift Set

70cl, 45.0%
Yoichi

Know someone who loves Japanese whisky and loves to share? Well this might be the perfect gift set for them, as it comes with a 70cl bottle of fantastic Yoichi 10 Year Old Single Malt whisky from…  More info

Yoichi Single Malt Glass Gift Set

Nikka Super Whisky - Genshu

37cl, 55.5%
Nikka

A blended malt, made with whisky from several of Nikka's distilleries. This is bottled at cask strength. Very rare and worth a try - bottled for the Japanese market.  More info

Nikka Super Whisky - Genshu

Karuizawa 8 Year Old Pure Malt

70cl, 40.0%
Karuizawa

An 8 year old whisky from the Karuizawa distillery, this is a very rare bottling for the Japanese market, and offers up notes of plum wine, hints of peat, and whiffs of the coast.  More info

Karuizawa 8 Year Old Pure Malt

Hakushu 12 Year Old

70cl, 43.0%
Hakushu

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

Hakushu 12 Year Old
22
$83.06

Ichiro’s Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve

70cl, 46.0%
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
$89.71

Karuizawa 12 Year Old

70cl, 40.0%
Karuizawa

A very rare 12 year old Karuizawa, bottled for the Japanese market. This has a lot of interesting flavour to it, with some smoke and stone fruit. Earthy too…  More info

Karuizawa 12 Year Old
$90.80

Yoichi 10 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 45.0%
Yoichi

A very well known and well loved Japanese single malt, the Yoichi 10 Year Old is a total classic. Plenty of fruit, plenty of vanilla and a deft touch of peat smoke running through it - marvellous…  More info

Yoichi 10 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
$92.95

Yamazakura 16 Year Old

70cl, 40.0%
Yamazakura

A 16 year old whisky made from a mashbill of 80% corn and 20% malted barley brought to market by Japanese company Sasanokawa Shuzo. It was matured in ex-bourbon barrels and only 1,992 bottles have…  More info

Yamazakura 16 Year Old
2
$93.43

Karuizawa 1985 Single Cask 7017

70cl, 60.8%
Karuizawa

Single cask Japanese whisky. This was distilled at the Karuizawa distillery in 1985 and matured in single cask number 7017 before bottling at cask strength on the 16th October 2009.  More info

Karuizawa 1985 Single Cask 7017

Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries

70cl, 46.0%
Hanyu

From the cracking Ichiro’s Malt range, this is a vatting of whisky from both the Hanyu and Chichibu distilleries. The whisky was matured in Japanese oak, and vatted and bottled at Chichibu in 2010.  More info

Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries
1
$94.17

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