Category Archives: Unique Bottles

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Inside The Budō Collection

On Thursday past, the moment to reveal our brand new Karuizawa bottling – The Budo Collection – finally arrived and we have been left teary-eyed by the incredible feedback we have received thus far. Each of the bottles in The Budō Collection – Karuizawa 35 Year Old (1981 – 2017) #7147 Japanese Single Cask Whisky […]

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Akkeshi To Release New Single Malt – Akkeshi Kanro

Akkeshi is one of Japan’s fastest rising craft whisky distilleries. Situated on the stunning northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, they have been distilling whisky since 2016. The distillery founder, Keiichi Toita, chose the island as the location for his whisky venture thanks to his love of Islay single malts. The climate on Hokkaido is both […]

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Interview With Clay Risen On “The Impossible Collection Of Whiskey: The 100 Most Exceptional And Collectible Bottles”

Clay Risen is the deputy op-ed editor at The New York Times, and author of Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland and the spirits bestseller American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit. Over the years, his meticulous research, excellent books and expert knowledge have led to him being widely regarded as one […]

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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 […]

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Nikka Launch World Blended Whisky – The Nikka Session

This week, we’re delighted to welcome a brand new expression from Japanese whisky legends, Nikka, into our online store, and we have to say, this is one of the most promising releases from the drinks giant in recent years.  Plagued by the on-going whisky shortage, Nikka have struggled to keep up with demand for their […]

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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, […]

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The Perfect Bottle For Father’s Day – The Akashi Shin

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to find your old man the perfect bottle to show him what he means to you. Fortunately for you, this year our sourcing team has been working hard behind the scenes to find the perfect gift for dad and today we’re excited to present this […]

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Dekantā 5th Anniversary Bottling – Asaka Aoi Edition

For the past 10 days we’ve been celebrating our 5th anniversary through daily offers, huge sales, giveaways, competitions and finally dekantā Live. We hope you all got a chance to join in with the festivities and picked up some beautiful bottles in the process. It’s been amazing to see everyone come together to have some […]

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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 […]