Category Archives: Karuizawa

Yamazaki 55 Year Old

Yamazaki 55 Year Old Becomes Most Expensive Japanese Whisky

Today saw Bonhams Hong Kong host the largest Fine & Rare auction of 2020 thus far, with highly collectable bottles of wine and whisky from around the world going under the hammer. The auction was held in strict accordance with Hong Kong’s Covid-19 guidelines, meaning that only a few lucky buyers were allowed into the […]

Yamazaki 55 Year Old

Oldest Ever Japanese Whisky Goes To Auction At Bonhams

In 2019, we saw the Ichiro’s Malt Card Series break records at Bonhams HK to become the most expensive single lot of Japanese whisky of all time. Now, 2020 will see another iconic bottling go to auction, as the oldest ever Japanese whisky is set to go on sale at the same auction house tomorrow, […]

Karuizawa distillery

Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 9 – Karuizawa

It’s Day 9 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring Japan’s most famous silent distillery. Yesterday, we looked at Ichiro’s Malt & Chichibu (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice bottle at a discounted price. Today, we’re looking at the most popular […]

Karuizawa Koinobori

The Karuizawa Koinobori Collection

Earlier this week we to announced our latest private bottling – The Karuizawa Koinobori collection, and the response was overwhelming with sets flying out the door quicker than you can say “Karuizawa”. This set of 3 stunning bottles from Japan’s legendary silent distillery was inspired by our passion for Japanese art & culture, and of […]

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 […]

The Most Elusive Japanese Whisky

The Most Elusive Japanese Whisky

Few could have foreseen the astronomical rise in demand for Japanese whisky that has occurred in the last five years. Though its popularity has risen gradually since the early 2000s, it was not until recently that the world began to really appreciate the craftsmanship and creativity that goes into making, and ageing, the spirit. Nowadays, […]

Copper And Oak RESIZED

Where To Drink Japanese Whisky When You’re Not In Japan

It’s fairly obvious that the best place to drink Japanese whisky is in Japan, whether you’re at The Door in Kyoto, or Zoetrope in the Nishi-Shinjuku area of Tokyo, or the tasting room at the Yamazaki distillery, to name just three.  But what about Japanese whisky aficionados who don’t happen to live there, and can’t […]

Karuizawa’s 35 Year Old Shibari Collection

Karuizawa’s 35 Year Old Shibari Collection: It’s Art, It’s History, It’s Incredible Whisky

As you can see from our home page, we’re honored and thrilled to be able to offer the new Karuizawa Shibari Collection, a quartet of 35 Year Old sherry cask-aged whiskies whose bottles are an homage to the Japanese art of rope bondage. Limited to 45 sets — a mere 180 bottles — we’re using a ballot […]

Karuizawa Whisky: Japan’s Legendary Liquid Gold

Karuizawa’s Unparalleled Growth Today Karuizawa whisky stands at the top of the global whisky industry, as the brand to rise most in value compared to any other whisky in the world, since 2013, according to auction and sales reports by Whiskystats.net. Karuizawa: A History When the distillery’s doors shut in 2000, the distillery team could […]