We’re ecstatic here at dekanta, as we look back over the amazing two years that have passed since our journey began. For our 2nd anniversary, which will run between Saturday May 27th and Saturday June 3rd, we have many fun events, sales, and prizes for you all! But, before we get into what’s happening this week, we’d like to take a moment to talk a little bit about dekanta and thank you all for helping us reach this point in our Japanese whisky adventure.
Our founder, Makiyo Masa, started out with a vision – to show the world just how amazing Japanese whisky is.
From small distilleries to larger ones, the passion and craft that goes into producing whisky in Japan cannot be rivalled. The country has made itself synonymous with quality and an endless effort towards perfection.Seeing that the exceptional whisky on offer wasn’t reaching every corner of the earth, Makiyo wanted to create a way for this to happen. For Japanese whisky fans across the globe to be able to access the great products made in even the smallest distilleries in Japan, which don’t have the funds for global distribution.
With this in mind, dekanta was born. Our small team has achieved a lot over the past two years. We’ve delivered whiskies to over 50 countries, making many Japanese whisky fans happy along the way.
From extremely rare releases to the better known Japanese blends, we are proud to have the largest online collection of Japanese whisky in the world.
Each week we put many hours of research and brainstorming into our informative blog, attempting to keep all our fans and friends updated on the latest Japanese whisky news.
From our headquarters in Tokyo we travel all around Japan and the world, attending events and educating people about the amazing whisky made in the land of the rising sun.
It’s our anniversary, and we really wanted to let our fans know more about all the things we strive to achieve on a daily basis, on our mission to show the entire world the greatness of Japanese whisky. Most of all, we’d like to express our endless thanks to our fans, who have made all this possible.
Now, for the part you’ve all been waiting for! Here’s a small overview of what will be happening this week in terms of rare bottle sales, discounts, and events. You’ll have to forgive us for not giving too much away; we don’t want to spoil the surprises we have in store for you all throughout the week.
Meet Our Founder In Person
For the first time ever dekanta’s founder, Makiyo Masa, will be talking directly to all you fans, right from our website. Through a series of short videos, which will be released on different days throughout the anniversary week, you will be able to hear straight from our founder, on different topics and timeless distilleries in the Japanese whisky industry.
Sure, dekanta’s main focus is online, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to get to know all our amazing fans.
It’s time you met us, and we met you. Listen, enjoy, and comment under each video, introducing yourselves and telling us about your experience with dekanta so far.
Let’s get to know each other.
Toast To Us & Win Big
Just for the anniversary week, from May 28th to June 3rd, we will be holding our Toast Dekanta competition. The rules are simple:
On Facebook or on our website, submit a photo of yourself toasting your favourite drink and attach the hashtag #ToastDekanta. That’s it!
Once your submission is in, you will be entered into a draw and have a chance to win any bottle of your choice up to $500, and many other exciting prizes. In total, we’ll be giving away over $1,000 of Japanese whisky.
We look forward to raising a glass with you to celebrate these last two wonderful years together.
Another Day, Another Distillery
Obviously, we wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the amazing distilleries in Japan that strive daily to create some of the best whiskies in the world.
So, to give thanks, we will be dedicating each day of our anniversary to a different distillery. From Karuizawa to Yamazaki, each day will highlight a certain distillery and the amazing products they create. But that’s not all!
On each day, we will be offering big discounts on rare and popular bottlings from each distillery. We won’t tell you which bottles, or when the sale starts each day, so you’ll have to keep an eye on it if you want to get yourself a bottle. We only have a limited number of bottles available for each sale, so the pressure is on.
However, if you miss the sales, don’t worry. All bottlings from the distillery featured on any given day will feature a 10% discount, so you can take your time and get that bottle you’ve been saving up for.
Here are the days: (We’ll update these with links as available)
Saturday, May 27th: Suntory Day (VIEW SALE)
Sunday, May 28th: Mars Day (VIEW SALE)
Monday, May 29th: Yamazakura Day
Tuesday, May 30th: Nikka Day
Wednesday, May 31st: Karuizawa Day
Thursday, June 1st: Chichibu Day
Friday, June 2nd: Ji-Whisky Day
Rare bottlings will pop up on social media, and never-seen-before sets by different distilleries will be highlighted throughout the week.
There may be some more exciting events that will take place, but we’re not giving away any more than we already have. There has to be some mystery in every relationship!
Join us in celebrating our 2nd anniversary and let’s have a great week together.
For more details about our anniversary sale, please check out this page: