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Japanese Whisky Samples

The Japanese whisky industry owes everything to its two leading figures, Masataka Taketsuru from Nikka and Torii Shinjiro from Suntory, both of whom went on pilgrimages to Scotland to learn the techniques and methods of the Scotch distilleries. There are numerous styles made in Japan, just like in Scotland, including blended whiskies, blended malts, and single malts.

Hakushu 12 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Hakushu

This wonderful peated Japanese single malt whisky hails from Hakushu distillery, owned by Suntory. The distillery resides in the forests of Mt. Kaikomagatake, with the original Hakushu distillery…  More info

Hakushu 12 Year Old 3cl Sample
$20.94

Miyagikyo Single Malt 3cl Sample

3cl, 45%
Miyagikyo

Replacing the previous NAS Miyagikyo single malt as well as the remaining age statement expressions, this single release will represent the distillery going forward as demand for Japanese whisky…  More info

Miyagikyo Single Malt 3cl Sample
$8.59

The Chita 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Chita

Japanese single grain whisky from the Chita distillery, one of the selection of fantastic distilleries owned by Suntory. This is their main expression - a whisky matured in a combination of Sherry,…  More info

The Chita 3cl Sample
$7.66

The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky - Distiller’s Reserve 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Hakushu

From the Hakushu distillery in the foothills of Mount Kaikomagatake comes their Distiller's Reserve single malt whisky, a no-age-statement expression, that captures the smoky, herbaceous…  More info

The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky - Distiller’s Reserve 3cl Sample
$8.19

The Nikka 12 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Nikka

A fantastic 12 year old blended Japanese whisky from Nikka presented in a bottle that takes its design from the neckline of a kimono. Enjoy neat, over ice or in a classic highball.  More info

The Nikka 12 Year Old 3cl Sample
$13.03

Nikka Days 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Nikka

Nikka Days is a brilliantly bright blended Japanese whisky from the legendary producer, featuring spirits from the Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries. The slightly peated whisky delicately balances…  More info

Nikka Days 3cl Sample
$5.78

Togouchi 12 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
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 3cl Sample
$8.05

Hatozaki Pure Malt 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
The Kaikyo Distillery

From the Kaikyo Distilley comes Hatozaki Pure Malt, made with 100% malt whiskies, including stocks distilled in Japan as well as imported malt whiskies. This one features spirits drawn from a trio of…  More info

Hatozaki Pure Malt 3cl Sample
$5.91

Super Nikka 3cl Sample

3cl, 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 3cl Sample
$6.66

Mars Maltage Cosmo 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Mars

Mars Maltage Cosmo is a blended malt featuring whisky from the little-known Japanese distillery Shinshu, as well as whiskies from undisclosed Scottish distilleries. An intriguing expression...  More info

Mars Maltage Cosmo 3cl Sample
$6.81

Nikka Pure Malt Black 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Nikka

Jim Murray scored different batches of Pure Malt Black with 92 and 95 points respectively. This is a great dram, a blended malt made up of whisky from Nikka's Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. Full…  More info

Nikka Pure Malt Black 3cl Sample
$7.48

Nikka Blended Whisky 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Nikka

From the Japanese distillers Nikka comes their blended whisky, the Nikka Blended Whisky. Yep, that's it. A simple name, a minimalist bottle, a refined label - the focus here is on the expertly-made…  More info

Nikka Blended Whisky 3cl Sample

Yamazaki 12 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Yamazaki

Yamazaki is Suntory's flagship single malt whisky, from Japan's first and oldest malt distillery. This 12 year old first came onto the market in 1984 and was the first seriously marketed Japanese…  More info

Yamazaki 12 Year Old 3cl Sample

Hibiki 17 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 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 3cl Sample

White Oak Akashi Meïsei 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
White Oak

A blended Japanese whisky from White Oak, said to be made with 45% American oak matured single malt. We also understand that Meïsei translates roughly as 'celebrity' in Japanese.  More info

White Oak Akashi Meïsei 3cl Sample

Sanmi-Ittai Single Cask Batch No. 9585 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.6%
Sanmi-Ittai

The Hanyu Distillery opened in 1941 but sadly closed its doors in 2000, meaning that casks from the Japanese distillery remain are a rarity. One of the few remaining casks has been used as a base for…  More info

Sanmi-Ittai Single Cask Batch No. 9585 3cl Sample

Golden Horse Musashi 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Golden Horse

Musashi is the pure malt expression from the Golden Horse range, which was relaunched in 2016 alongside the Bushu blended whisky. Golden Horse whiskies are made by Toashuzo, a lesser-known but…  More info

Golden Horse Musashi 3cl Sample

Yamazaki 18 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 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 3cl Sample

Yoichi Non Age 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Yoichi

A no age statement single malt produced by the Yoichi Distillery, the first distillery established by Nikka in 1934. Plenty of fruit notes with a good helping of peat at its core.  More info

Yoichi Non Age 3cl Sample

Nikka All Malt 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Nikka

A blended Japanese whisky from Nikka made with malt from Yoichi and a combination of malt and Coffey Still whisky from Miyagikyou.  More info

Nikka All Malt 3cl Sample

963 8 Year Old Blended Malt (59%) 3cl Sample

3cl, 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%) 3cl Sample

Nikka Pure Malt White 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Nikka

Poised and slightly peaty. Pure Malt White is a blended malt with whisky from Nikka's excellent distilleries. Really recommend this.  More info

Nikka Pure Malt White 3cl Sample

Togouchi 15 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 43.8%
Chugoku Jozo

A 15 year old blended whisky from the Togouchi range, produced by the little-known Chugoku Jozo in Japan. They source whisky from Scotland and Canada, and then age it in a railway tunnel before…  More info

Togouchi 15 Year Old 3cl Sample

Yoichi Single Malt 3cl Sample

3cl, 45%
Yoichi

The latest Yoichi single malt will replace both the previous NAS release and the remaining age statement whiskies. The change comes as demand continues to stretch Nikka's aged stock, with this new…  More info

Yoichi Single Malt 3cl Sample

Kaiyo Whisky 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Kaiyo

Kaiyo Whisky is very intriguing indeed, starting out as a teaspooned malt (with the bulk of the malt whisky coming from one distillery, along with a drop of malt whisky from another distillery,…  More info

Kaiyo Whisky 3cl Sample

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