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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 17 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Hibiki

A world renowned Japanese blend, Hibiki 17 Year Old is made with aged malt and grain whiskies from Suntory's distilleries. Initially released in 1989, the blend is matured in Japanese mizunara oak…  More info

Hibiki 17 Year Old
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$179.98

Yoichi Bourbon Wood Finish (bottled 2018)

70cl, 46%
Yoichi

Single malt Japanese whisky from Nikka's Yoichi distillery, finished for one year in first-fill bourbon casks and bottled in 2018. The result boasts both complex sweet and savoury flavours, with a…  More info

Yoichi Bourbon Wood Finish (bottled 2018)
$180.03

Yoichi Sherry Wood Finish (bottled 2018)

70cl, 46%
Yoichi

A limited edition bottle of Yoichi single malt, delicately peated and finished in sherry casks before it was bottled at 46% ABV by Nikka in 2018. The maritime nature of Yoichi whisky, combined with…  More info

Yoichi Sherry Wood Finish (bottled 2018)
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$180.03

Miyagikyo Bourbon Wood Finish (bottled 2018)

70cl, 46%
Miyagikyo

This complex no age statement single malt was produced at the Miyagikyo distillery on Japan's Honshu Island, and then finished in a bourbon barrels for one year beofre being bottled in 2018. With…  More info

Miyagikyo Bourbon Wood Finish (bottled 2018)
$180.03

Miyagikyo Sherry Wood Finish (bottled 2018)

70cl, 46%
Miyagikyo

A no age statement single malt distilled at Miyagikyo, whose climate isn't too dissimilar to that of the Cairngorn mountains in Scotland. This one was finished for one year in sherry casks before it…  More info

Miyagikyo Sherry Wood Finish (bottled 2018)
$180.03

Yoichi 1989

70cl, 55%
Yoichi

The stunning 1989 vintage Yoichi, this overwhelmingly put together, aged in bourbon, new oak and an Oloroso sherry butt. The results are very full bodied and utterly characteristic of a Japanese…  More info

Yoichi 1989

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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$185.16

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! This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed…  More info

Nikka 8 Year Old Black
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Yoichi 1991 Single Cask (Nikka)

70cl, 58%
Yoichi

A single cask from Yoichi. This was distilled on the 7th February 1991, and matured for 18 years in cask number 129374 before bottling at cask strength on the 10th July 2009.  More info

Yoichi 1991 Single Cask (Nikka)
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The Malt of Kagoshima 25 Year Old 1984 (Mars Whisky)

72cl, 46%
Kagoshima

Very rare Japanese whisky, there is very, very little Kagoshima whisky anywhere in the world, as the distillery is now long closed. This whisky is made by vatting together five casks from the…  More info

The Malt of Kagoshima 25 Year Old 1984 (Mars Whisky)

White Oak Akashi Single Malt 10 Year Old

50cl, 60%
White Oak

From the lesser-known White Oak distillery based in Hyogo comes this 10 Year Old whisky! The single malt spent its decade of ageing in a sherry butt, so it's a lovely jammy fruit affair, all bottled…  More info

White Oak Akashi Single Malt 10 Year Old
$195.50

Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Nikka

This is a great 17 year old blended malt named for Nikka's founder, the whisky-pilgrim Masataka Taketsuru.  More info

Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old
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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
$200.61

Miyagikyo 1990 Single Cask (Nikka)

70cl, 61%
Miyagikyo

A Japanese single cask whisky from Nikka. This was distilled at Miyagikyo in 1990 and matured for 19 years in cask number 36385 before bottling at cask strength in July of 2009.  More info

Miyagikyo 1990 Single Cask (Nikka)

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)

Suntory Whisky Royal

70cl, 43%
Suntory

A rare bottle of Suntory Whisky Royal, a classic blend from the legendary Japanese whisky producer. With its unique bottle shape and the history behind the company (and the whisky itself - the…  More info

Suntory Whisky Royal

Ichiro's Malt 1986 King of Hearts

70cl, 55.4%
Ichiro

An incredible addition to the Ichiro's Malt Card range. Each whisky, in very modish style, is named after a playing card. We love them! This was distilled at the Hanyu distillery in 1986, and aged in…  More info

Ichiro's Malt 1986 King of Hearts
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Nikka Pure Malt Spice Rack Set

150cl, 43%
Nikka

Nikka have eschewed using a box or case or what-have-you to present these three Pure Malt whiskies and gone for something a little different: a spice rack! This set includes a 50cl bottle of all…  More info

Nikka Pure Malt Spice Rack Set
$214.48

Taketsuru 21 Year Old - Non-Chill Filtered

70cl, 48%
Nikka

A limited edition bottling of Nikka's Taketsuru 21 Year Old blended malt whisky, which has been bottled without chill-filtration, to capture every subtlety of the aroma and flavour. The blend was…  More info

Taketsuru 21 Year Old - Non-Chill Filtered

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)
$224.64

Hakushu 10 Year Old

70cl, 40.5%
Hakushu

A beautiful 10 year old single malt from Suntory's Hakushu distillery, known for its lightly peaty, fruity flavour. Beautiful on the rocks, or in a cracking Mizuwari. This bottle was part of a…  More info

Hakushu 10 Year Old
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Miyagikyo 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 66535)

70cl, 62%
Miyagikyo

A single cask release of single malt whisky from the Miyagikyo distillery in Japan, distilled in June 1996 and bottled in July 2014. Miyagikyo was the second distillery opened by Nikka back in 1969 -…  More info

Miyagikyo 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 66535)

Nikka Taketsuru 21 Year Old - Madeira Cask Finish

70cl, 46%
Nikka

Created in celebration of Nikka's 80th anniversary in 2014 (Nikka was established in 1934), they produced this limited edition 21 year old Nikka Taketsuru blended malt which has been finished in…  More info

Nikka Taketsuru 21 Year Old - Madeira Cask Finish

Chichibu The Peated 2010 (bottled 2013)

70cl, 53.5%
Chichibu

A peated single malt Japanese whisky from the Chichibu range, distilled in 2010 and bottled in 2013. For this release, they peated the barley to 59.6 PPM, resulting in a richly smoky flavour profile…  More info

Chichibu The Peated 2010 (bottled 2013)
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Suntory Kakubin Whisky - 1980s

70cl, 40%
Suntory

Suntory Kakubin is an ancient blended whisky from Japan, bottled in the 1980s. Very hard to find this stuff anymore!  More info

Suntory Kakubin Whisky - 1980s
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