Category Archives: Suntory

Best Japanese Whisky

The Best Japanese Whisky Of 2020

2020 has been one of the most difficult and eventful years in recent memory, with the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the globe and turning our day-to-day lives upside down. It has thrown up challenges that no one ever saw coming; from being locked in our homes week after week; to learning to enjoy socially distanced meetings […]

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, […]

Hibiki 12 Year Old

Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 10 – Hibiki

We’ve made it! It’s Day 10 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re topping off celebrations by honouring one of the finest whisky brands in the world today. Yesterday, we looked at the silent Karuizawa distillery (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice […]

Yamazaki

Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 7 – Yamazaki

It’s Day 7 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring Suntory’s most popular distillery. Yesterday, we looked at Hombo Mars (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 taking a look at Japan’s […]

Hakushu Distillery

Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 4 – Hakushu Distillery

It’s Day 4 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring one of Suntory’s most popular distilleries. Yesterday, we looked at Nikka Miyagikyo (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 […]

Essence Of Suntory Volume 4

Essence Of Suntory Volume 4: Sakura and Rice

Suntory recently announced the release of the fourth volume in their popular Essence of Suntory range. The series has acted as something of a stop-gap for the drinks giant, providing Japanese whisky fans with some quality expressions to get stuck into while we wait for the on-going whisky shortage to ease.  It’s no secret that […]

World Whiskies Awards 2020

Japanese Whisky Triumphs At World Whiskies Awards 2020

It’s that time of year again, the World Whiskies Awards 2020 winners have just been announced and once again it has been a good year for Japanese whisky, with several brilliant expressions running out as winners in their respective categories. We can’t say we’re overly surprised, as Japanese whiskies have been picking up the top […]

What’s To Come From Japanese Whisky In 2020

Despite the on-going whisky shortage, 2019 was a rather successful year for Japanese whisky. A number of huge milestones were celebrated, some great new expressions hit the market and Japanese whiskies scooped yet more awards on the international stage. Looking back, it was actually better than just “rather successful” and it was a privilege to […]