Category Archives: Rare Whisky


The Yamazaki 50 Year-Old Breaks World Record, Again

Another year has brought another world-record set by Japanese whisky, as the Yamazaki distillery has, once again, been put under the global spotlight. On January 27th, the Yamazaki 50 Year-Old (2011 Edition) was showcased in Sotheby’s fine and rare auction in Hong Kong. One lucky buyer added the bottle to his collection with his astonishing […]

Japanese whisky in 2017

A Year In Review – What Happened in Japanese Whisky in 2017

Relationships, friendships, career. Most have their new goals set for 2018, and are spending some much deserved time off during the holidays, reflecting on 2017 as it comes to a close. More importantly, many will be longingly staring at their whisky collection, wishing they’d bought more (or less) throughout the year. For all the die-hard […]

Japan At London Spirit Show 2017

The end of the year has been a very busy, exciting time for our team here at dekantā. Last month took us across Japan revisiting whisky distilleries, finally attending the amazing annual Tokyo Whisky Festival, before heading to Europe. Yet, one of the most exciting events of the year came last weekend, on the 1st […]

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, […]

Festive Decorations You Can Drink

Most than once, amidst the endless toils of Christmas decorating, we’ve all thought about pausing and enjoying a dram. This is especially true if your loved one has the decorating talents of one of Santa’s elves, and untangling Christmas lights is not your forte. Well, this Christmas is going to be extra special, featuring festive […]

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

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 […]

Yoichi Distillery Exclusive Bottlings

Have you made it up to Hokkaido recently? The northernmost part of Japan, far from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and Osaka, brings an experience like no other. Hokkaido is the second largest, and coldest, island of Japan, known for its natural hot springs, popular skiing areas, and the world-famous annual Sapporo snow festival. […]

Halloween in Japan – The 10 Spookiest Japanese Whiskies

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

Interview with Dave Broom, Author of “The Way of Whisky – A Journey Around Japanese Whisky”

In the whisky world, there are sources you can trust and some you should question. World whisky expert, Dave Broom, is definitely the former. Dave started writing about spirits in 1995 and has since become one the world’s most respected spirits experts. You heard it, spirits, plural. While his career has led him down a […]