Author Archives: Liam Hiller

Japanese Whisky - The Top 5 Best Buys

Japanese Whisky – The Top 5 Best Buys

With the surging global demand for Japanese whisky taking its toll on the availability and price point of many of the most popular bottles from the big producers such as Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki, Yoichi and Mars Shinshu, it can sometimes be tough finding a good quality bottle that’s within your price range. Unless you have […]

Ichiro's Malt Full Card Series

Ichiro’s Malt Full Card Series Smashes Record At Bonhams HK

Today we saw a busy day of whisky auctioning at Bonhams Hong Kong and it was a huge day for Japanese whisky, as the Ichiro’s Malt Full Card Series broke the world record for the most valuable Japanese whisky collection ever to go at auction, fetching a whopping $7,192,000 (US$0.92m). The Full Card Series broke […]

Ichiro's Malt Full Card Series

Ichiro’s Malt Full Card Series Set For Auction At Bonhams

The Ichiro’s Malt Card Series is one of the rarest, most sought after collections in world whisky. Inspired by a deck of playing cards, it is made up of 54 different expressions, with each and every card represented, including the Jokers. Independent bottler, Ichiro’s Malt, was setup by Ichiro Akuto after the family business, founded […]

The Best Japanese Whisky of 2019

The Best Japanese Whisky of 2019 (so far)

We’re now over half way through 2019 and what a year it has been so far. We’ve tasted some fantastic whiskies, released a number of exciting exclusives, delivered tens of thousands of bottles of Japanese whisky to happy customers around the world and celebrated our 4th anniversary in style in Tokyo. The fact that we’re […]

Kavalan Solist Rum Cask

dekanta Exclusive Kavalan Solist Rum Cask – The First Rum Cask Whisky In The Solist Range

This week we had the honour of releasing the first ever Kavalan Solist Rum Cask matured whisky. As the first of its kind in the triumphant Solist range, it’s a groundbreaking single malt that is only available exclusively here at dekanta. Kavalan have been on the world whisky map for some time now. Hailing from […]

100 Years Of The Japanese Whisky Industry

Celebrating 100 Years Of The Japanese Whisky Industry

It’s 2019 and that means it’s a particularly special year for the Japanese whisky industry. 100 years ago, in 1919, the first whisky distilling license was granted to a Japanese distillery, the coastal distillery of Eigashima to be precise, signalling the start of the industry that we know and love today. Since then, we have […]