Category Archives: Whisky History

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Christmas Countdown Day 1 – The Asaka Aoi Edition

It’s Christmas Eve and that means it’s the final day of our countdown where we reveal our favourite new release for 2020. So far we’ve looked at a number of incredible bottle from Nikka, Suntory, Akkeshi, Nagahama and more, and we hope you picked up a discounted bottle or two in the process. Today, we’re […]

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Christmas Countdown Day 6 – Essence of Suntory Volume 4

It’s the second day of our 2020 Christmas Countdown, I hope you’ve got a dram and a mince pie at the ready! Yesterday we took a look at the brilliant Akkeshi Kanro, an exciting, fruity and well-balanced expression from a promising young distillery. If you missed that, you can catch up by clicking here. Today, […]

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Christmas Countdown Day 7 – The Akkeshi Kanro

With Christmas just a week away, it’s time to kick-off our Christmas Countdown! This year, we’re doing something a bit different and focusing on our favourite Japanese whisky releases of 2020, highlighting a different bottle each day and giving you the opportunity to add it to your collection at a discounted price. What better way […]

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Hanyu To Reopen, But Will It Be The Same?

Since the recent announcement from Japanese whisky and sake producer, Toa Shuzo, that they will be reopening the legendary Hanyu distillery in 2021, I have been asked by a number of friends and industry colleagues about what this means for the industry; will the new whisky be the same, and how will it affect prices […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 8 – Ichiro’s Malt & Chichibu

It’s Day 8 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring one of Japan’s fastest rising brands and distilleries. Yesterday, we looked at Yamazaki (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 […]

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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 […]

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Dekanta Anniversary Countdown Day 6 – Hombo Mars

It’s Day 6 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring one of Japan’s most famous whisky producers. Yesterday, we looked at Nikka Yoichi (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 […]