Category Archives: Mars

Top Whiskies You’ll Only Find In Japan.. And At dekantā

You know it, we know it, and more people are coming to realize it – Japanese whisky rocks. Unique, harmonious, and innovative, the Japanese whisky industry is growing at a rapid speed. Some expressions by the largest producers are available all around the world, and smaller producers are working hard with their eye towards the horizon […]

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 […]

Bright Future For Mars Whisky’s New Tsunuki Distillery

Considered a revival of the former Kagoshima distillery that previously occupied the site, and expected to release an exclusive single-malt whisky for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, exciting times are ahead for Mars Whisky’s new Tsunuki distillery. In November 2016, Hombo Shuzo Co., the company that owns Mars Shinshu Distillery and built the Mars Whisky brand, […]

Whisky Gift Guide: Japanese Whisky in Beautiful Ceramic and Porcelain Decanters

For storage and display, ceramic or porcelain-made decanters are a popular choice for Japanese whiskies. Many whisky companies release limited editions of whiskies in rare bottles for special occasions from holidays to commemorations. Perfect as a holiday gift, these beautiful whisky bottles are more than just their exteriors. Check out this list of luxurious liquor […]

Explore Our Summer Sales Event

Barbeques, beaches, lakes, parades, vacations, fairs and all sorts of celebrations — we love summer! While you’re enjoying the sunshine, it’s a great time to reward yourself with a bottle of premium Japanese Whisky. It just so happens that we at dekantā are expecting a huge delivery of quality whisky in a few weeks, so […]

Mars Shinshu

Note on naming: the official name of the distillery is actually Hombo Shuzo Co (Hombo breweries), while it is often called Honbo Ms (Mars after the whisky), Shinshu (after the distillery), Mars Shinshu etc. in colloquial language. We prefer just calling it Mars after the whisky it makes. If you know your Japanese whisky, then […]