Category Archives: Whisky News

Kavalan Solist Rum Cask

dekanta Exclusive Kavalan Solist Rum Cask – The First Rum Cask Whisky In The Solist Range

This week we had the honour of releasing the first ever Kavalan Solist Rum Cask matured whisky. As the first of its kind in the triumphant Solist range, it’s a groundbreaking single malt that is only available exclusively here at dekanta. Kavalan have been on the world whisky map for some time now. Hailing from […]

100 Years Of The Japanese Whisky Industry

Celebrating 100 Years Of The Japanese Whisky Industry

It’s 2019 and that means it’s a particularly special year for the Japanese whisky industry. 100 years ago, in 1919, the first whisky distilling license was granted to a Japanese distillery, the coastal distillery of Eigashima to be precise, signalling the start of the industry that we know and love today. Since then, we have […]

Kamiki Sakura

The Kamiki Sakura – The First Whisky Finished in Japanese Sakura Wood

We’re delighted to introduce a brand new Kamiki whisky and the latest dekanta exclusive – The Kamiki Sakura. Following on from the acclaimed Kamiki and Kamiki Intense expressions – the first whiskies matured in Japanese Cedar wood – this exciting new expression takes the brand an innovative step further, this time with a finish in […]

Japanese Whiskies Fetch Impressive Fees At Bonhams HK

Last week’s auction at Bonhams Hong Kong saw a number of old and rare bottles, including some outstanding Japanese expressions, pull in huge sales, with the total value of sales exceeding 32 million Hong Kong dollars (over 4 million USD). Japanese whisky has experienced huge growth in recent years, solidifying its place as a modern-day […]

World Whiskies Awards 2019

Japanese Whisky Shines Again At World Whiskies Awards 2019

The World Whiskies Awards is a prestigious competition held annually in which the best expressions from around the world juke it out to be crowned champion in their respective categories. Everything from blended whiskies to limited edition single malts and world blends get their chance to shine as expert panelists blind taste and score each […]

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Essence of Suntory 2019 Brings Spanish Influence To Yamazaki Whisky

Launched in February 2018, the Essence of Suntory experimental series set out to explore the expert craftsmanship behind Suntory whisky, providing insight into what is possible in their distilleries through unique finishes that stray from the norm. The 2018 releases were huge successes, lapped up by Japanese whisky fans around the world, and this year’s […]

Karuizawa’s 35 Year Old Shibari Collection

Karuizawa’s 35 Year Old Shibari Collection: It’s Art, It’s History, It’s Incredible Whisky

As you can see from our home page, we’re honored and thrilled to be able to offer the new Karuizawa Shibari Collection, a quartet of 35 Year Old sherry cask-aged whiskies whose bottles are an homage to the Japanese art of rope bondage. Limited to 45 sets — a mere 180 bottles — we’re using a ballot […]