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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.

Yamazaki Age Unknown 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Yamazaki

Bottled by Keizo Saji, this extraordinarily rare Japanese whisky remains something of a mystery although it's believed that most of the whiskies contained within were distilled back in the…  More info

Yamazaki Age Unknown 3cl Sample
$580.59

Nikka Coffey Malt 1998 3cl Sample

3cl, 62%
Nikka

Nikka have experimented with distilling malted barley through a Coffey or continuous still which are more commonly used for grain whiskies. Technically this isn't a single malt whisky because it…  More info

Nikka Coffey Malt 1998 3cl Sample
1
$30.88

Karuizawa 48 Year Old 1964 (cask 3603) 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.7%
Karuizawa

This is an extremely rare, extremely old bottling from the exulted Karuizawa distillery in Japan. Aged for just over 48 years in a 400-litre Sherry Oak cask, at the time of bottling, it is the oldest…  More info

Karuizawa 48 Year Old 1964 (cask 3603) 3cl Sample
3
$2,208.43

Karuizawa 1984 Cask 4021 - Koi 3cl Sample

3cl, 64.5%
Karuizawa

This is a truly staggering sherry-matured Japanese single cask from perhaps the country's most legendary distillery - Karuizawa. It was distilled in 1984 and aged in a first-fill sherry cask before…  More info

Karuizawa 1984 Cask 4021 - Koi 3cl Sample
$311.29

Suntory Kakushiro White Label 3cl Sample

3cl, 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 3cl Sample
$6.72

Suntory Kakubin Black Label 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Suntory

If you're looking for a whisky to enjoy in a Highball, you can't go wrong with a good Japanese blend like this Suntory Kakubin. This one has been bottled at 43% ABV.  More info

Suntory Kakubin Black Label 3cl Sample
$7.02

White Oak Akashi Meïsei 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Eigashima Shuzō

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
$6.37

Togouchi Kiwami 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Chugoku Jozo

Kiwami (meaning 'supreme') is a blended Japanese whisky from Chugoku Jozo who mature their whiskies in a 361 metre long tunnel rather than a warehouse, which is fun.  More info

Togouchi Kiwami 3cl Sample
$5.70

Karuizawa 1980 Golden Samurai 3cl Sample

3cl, 61.6%
Karuizawa

Rare Japanese single malt whisky from the sadly closed Karuizawa, distilled in 1980 and bottled in 2015. It was first presented as a Dream Dram at The Whisky Show 2015. The back label reads: "On…  More info

Karuizawa 1980 Golden Samurai 3cl Sample
1
$362.66

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
2
$6.89

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
14
$5.82

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
2
$7.55

Suntory Kakubin Yellow Label 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Suntory

A classic blended whisky from Suntory - the core ingredients in countless cocktails over the many, many years its been produced by the legendary Japanese producers.  More info

Suntory Kakubin Yellow Label 3cl Sample
4
$6.72

Togouchi Premium Blended Japanese Whisky 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Chugoku Jozo

Togouchi is a blended Japanese whisky from the producers Chugoku Jozo, who mature their whisky in a tunnel rather than a warehouse. The name comes from where the tunnel is located, in the town of…  More info

Togouchi Premium Blended Japanese Whisky  3cl Sample
6
$5.23

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
5
$7.07

Super Nikka Revival Limited Edition 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Nikka

A new direction for the classic 'Super Nikka' blended Japanese whisky label, with a limited edition release. Revival brings together Sherry matured Nikka and Yoichi stock with a special bottling for…  More info

Super Nikka Revival Limited Edition 3cl Sample
1
$6.20

Nikka Pure Malt Red 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Nikka

Pure Malt Red is a Japanese blended malt in a charming looking bottle! This is made up of malt whisky from the Nikka distilleries Yoichi and Miyagikyo. The result is a fruit, creamy, buttery, and…  More info

Nikka Pure Malt Red 3cl Sample
2
$6.53

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
9
$7.02

White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Eigashima Shuzō

A Japanese blended whisky that has been the subject of some controversy. The bottling for the home market in Japan is made with malt whisky and molasses spirit, which would not be classed as 'whisky'…  More info

White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky 3cl Sample
13
$5.92

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2013 (48%) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48%
Yamazaki

From Yamazaki, the oldest distillery in Japan, comes the 2013 release of their bourbon barrel-matured single malt whisky. It's made from carefully selected Yamazaki malts which have all been aged in…  More info

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2013 (48%) 3cl Sample
2
$34.69

Yamazakura Blended Whisky 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Yamazakura

A blended whisky from Japan's Yamazakura range, which is brought to market by Japanese company Sasanokawa Shuzo. The name itself a portmanteau of two Japanese terms 'Yama' means 'mountain' and…  More info

Yamazakura Blended Whisky 3cl Sample
3
$5.60

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Nikka

A non-age-statement expression of Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt whisky, named after the company's founder, Masataka Taketsuru. It features plenty of whisky from the Miyagikyo distillery, as well as…  More info

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 3cl Sample
27
$6.26

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
$8.46

White Oak Akashi Single Malt 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Eigashima Shuzō

Single malt Japanese whisky from the Akashi range, produced by White Oak in Hyogo, just west of Kobe. This non-age-statement release ought to prove rather interesting for whisky adventurers looking…  More info

White Oak Akashi Single Malt 3cl Sample
2
$9.43

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
10
$4.70

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