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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.

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
$349.77

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
$2,674.78

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
$1,800.32

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
$307.60

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
$54.94

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

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)

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

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
$56.92

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)

Miyagikyo Fruity & Rich

50cl, 55%
Miyagikyo

This is a collectible bottling of Japanese single malt from the Miyagikyo distillery, with quite a 'to-the-point' name. It's Fruity & Rich - by name and by nature. This bottle was part of a…  More info

Miyagikyo Fruity & Rich

Miyagikyo Sherry Cask

70cl, 48%
Miyagikyo

One of two limited edition expressions released by Nikka in 2015 (along with the Yoichi Heavily Peated). The Miyagikyo Sherry Cask single malt is exactly what it sounds like - tasty whisky from the…  More info

Miyagikyo Sherry Cask

Nikka Whisky From The Barrel with Hip Flask

50cl, 51.4%
Nikka

An awesome set from Nikka, containing a bottle of their cracking Nikka Whisky From The Barrel, along with a hip flask which mimics the iconic bottle's shape.  More info

Nikka Whisky From The Barrel with Hip Flask

Karuizawa 29 Year Old 1984 (cask 3662)

70cl, 61%
Karuizawa

A rather beautiful bottling of 29 year old Japanese single malt whisky from the Karuizawa distillery, distilled in 1984 and matured in a Sherry cask. The distillery sadly shut its doors for the last…  More info

Karuizawa 29 Year Old 1984 (cask 3662)

Karuizawa 1982 Cask 8497 - Koi

70cl, 46%
Karuizawa

A fantastic bourbon-matured Karuizawa which was distilled in 1982. It's a single cask whisky from the distillery's Koi range and, accordingly, it features a nice drawing of a carp on the…  More info

Karuizawa 1982 Cask 8497 - Koi

Mars Komagatake 2012 (bottled 2016) (cask 1555) (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)

70cl, 58.8%
Mars

A single cask offering of Japanese whisky from the little-known Shinshu distillery, bottled as part of La Maison du Whisky's 60th Anniversary celebrations. It was distilled in 2012 (a year after the…  More info

Mars Komagatake 2012 (bottled 2016) (cask 1555) (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)
$170.02

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

Karuizawa 15 Year Old 1992 (cask 3434) - Editor's Choice (Whisky Magazine)

70cl, 60.6%
Karuizawa

A rare single cask bottling of 15 year old Japanese single malt from the sadly closed Karuizawa distillery in Japan. Distilled in 1992, it spent over 15 years in an American oak Sherry butt and was…  More info

Karuizawa 15 Year Old 1992 (cask 3434) - Editor's Choice (Whisky Magazine)

Chichibu On The Way (bottled 2015)

70cl, 55.5%
Chichibu

This is a 2015 bottling of single malt from Japan's small but fantastic Chichibu distillery, released as part of their On The Way series. Japanese whisky enthusiasts will want to get their hands on a…  More info

Chichibu On The Way (bottled 2015)
$108.24

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2011 (48%)

70cl, 48%
Yamazaki

This is a rare bottling of Yamazaki single malt whisky aged in bourbon barrels and released as part of their Cask Collection series (which also includes whisky matured in Sherry casks, puncheons and…  More info

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2011 (48%)

Yamazaki Puncheon 2011

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 affords the whisky a slower maturation…  More info

Yamazaki Puncheon 2011

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