Dekanta Halloween Contest

dekanta Halloween Contest

Halloween is almost upon us. The time for shameless costume-wearing, pumpkin carving, and the consumption of more candy and whisky than you’d typically allow yourself.  In the states, kids will be trick-or-treating, while here in Japan, masses of cosplay-wearing people will flood the streets, enjoying seasonal food and drink, playing music, and going nuts. Halloween is a little […]

Nikka Sets Date For End Of Whisky Shortage

The Japanese whisky shortage has been covered in great detail over the last few years, with discontinuations of some of the most popular bottles from Suntory and Nikka making headline news. This was the result of the industry experiencing huge growth since the Yamazaki 12 Year Old picked up a Gold Award at the International […]

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 […]