Category Archives: Ji-Whisky

The Tokyo Whisky Festival 2017

The morning of November 26th was crisp and chilly when we arrived at Takadanobaba station in Tokyo. Clear blue skies overhead, a pleasant breeze kissed our faces as we walked towards the Belle Salle event hall, excited for the amazing whisky event ahead. Arriving at the hall, we looked for the end of the queue, […]

The 10 Best-Selling Japanese Whiskies of 2017

Update: Best Selling Japanese whiskies for 2019: Click here Best Selling Japanese whiskies for 2018: Click here Best Japanese Whisky Collections: Click here There is no such thing as the “best” Japanese whisky. Despite the main whisky competitions, individuals, and books which attempt, annually, to name the year’s best single malt, the world’s best blend, […]

The Holidays Kick-Off – Japanese Whisky Hampers, Competitions, & More

The holidays are closing in fast and, with Japanese whisky at the forefront, our team here at dekantā wanted to create something extra special for all our wonderful customers. After some good old-fashioned brainstorming, we realized that our customers love Japanese whisky but probably also enjoy the culture and traditions of the country. Also, its […]

The Tokyo Whisky Festival 2017 Approaches

I’m dreaming of a white Chr… Tokyo Whisky Festival. *Sings*. It’s that time of the year when we check our naughty and nice list and decide who we’ll be taking to this year’s Tokyo Whisky Festival. After all, it’s the event of the year for fans of Japanese whisky. The event will take place on […]

Shizuoka Distillery Announces First Whisky Release In Japan

Have you heard of the Shizuoka distillery? It was founded in 2016 by Gaia Flow, importer of global brands like Blackladder, Swedish Mackmyra, and Asta Morris. Taiko Nakamura, president of the company, founded the new distillery in the Tamagawa district of Shizuoka City. In preparation for their distillery project, in 2015, Gaia Flow bought the distilling […]

Japanese Whisky Trends at The Whisky Show 2017

Over the weekend, one of biggest, most popular whisky events of the year took place in London: The Whisky Show 2017. dekantā was, of course, in attendance, and we’re here to give all those who couldn’t make it an inside look at the event. Now in its ninth year, the event took place in Old […]

Chichibu Teams Up With Japanese Craft Beer For IPA Finished Single Malt

Just when we thought the Chichibu distillery had rocked the whisky world enough, Ichiro Akuto brings us a new single malt, aged in an India Pale Ale cask. This exciting new whisky comes just weeks after the new Japan Warrior single cask release, as whisky fans the world over are probably shaking with excitement as […]

Nagahama Distillery – A New Generation

Next to Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest and most beautiful freshwater lake, travellers will find the serene, gorgeous town of Nagahama. Home to the historic Nagahama Castle, the city continues to develop and grow each year, and enjoys quite a large number of tourists during the seasons of spring and summer. For this reason, the Nagahama […]

Ji-Whisky Rocks The Shizuoka Whisky & Craft Beer Fair 2017

A craft beer paired with a lovely dram on the side sounds pretty heavenly in the middle of summer, right? This is what the Shizuoka Whisky & Craft Beer Fair organizers were thinking when they decided to launch this wonderful event three years prior, right in the middle of Japan’s  humid summer season. The fair […]

Fukuoka Whisky Talk 2017 – The Highlights

On June 18th, during the height of summer, on Japan’s most southerly island, Kyushu, the annual Fukuoka Whisky Talk festival was held. The city of Fukuoka is known for many things: The infamous Hakata ramen; its exciting nightlife; and many wonderful luxurious, underground bars. While the largest concentration of whisky events throughout the year are […]