Japanese Whisky

Gift Guide

Exquisite and luxurious, Japanese whiskies make excellent and valuable gifts for various special occasions, from weddings to anniversaries. Whether you’re on the hunt for a rare whisky for the whisky enthusiast in your life or you want to build your own collection, dekantā provides whisky lovers with easy access to hard-to-find whiskies. On our exclusive Gift Guide page, we have carefully selected a wide assortment of classic, rare, and unique Japanese whisky bottles to make it easier for you to find the perfect dram for any gift-giving event. This page is regularly updated with new featured bottles, so check back often for more gift ideas!

Here is a list of all of our hand curated gift ideas.

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Finding a great bottle of Japanese Whisky doesn’t have to cost a lot. We’ve picked out our favorite premium bottles that are priced at $100 or less. Each of these bottles is sure to delight!

Finding a great bottle of Japanese Whisky can be a challenge, there are so many to choose from! We’ve picked out our favorite premium bottles that are priced between $100 and $250. Each of these bottles is sure to delight!

Finding a great bottle of Japanese Whisky can be a challenge, there are so many to choose from! We’ve picked out our favorite premium bottles that are priced between $250 and $500. Each of these bottles is sure to delight!

Finding a great bottle of Japanese Whisky can be a challenge, there are so many to choose from! We’ve picked out our favorite premium bottles that are priced between $500 and $1,000. Each of these bottles is sure to delight!

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    $539.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 475.19
    • GBP: £ 426.59
    • JPY: ¥ 58,373
    • SGD: $734.39
    • AUD: $772.19
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    Part of the discontinued Yoichi aged range, the 10 year-old is bursting with oak, gentle peat, and a rich, deep character. Know any lovers of peaty, smoky whisky from Scotland? Well, this similar yet completely different expression will both please and convert them.

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    $549.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 483.99
    • GBP: £ 434.49
    • JPY: ¥ 59,454
    • SGD: $747.99
    • AUD: $786.49
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    This bottle is a dekanta exclusive, making it a great gift to give… Even the most ardent whisky enthusiasts has likely never tasted this bottle before. Give them an outstanding, unique whisky that they will surely enjoy.

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    $559.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 492.79
    • GBP: £ 442.39
    • JPY: ¥ 60,535
    • SGD: $761.59
    • AUD: $800.79
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    For all your Valentine’s Day needs or those romantic just-because occasions, this Suntory Valentine Whisky Set is a fantastic gift for the whisky fan in your life. Each small bottle contains 100mL of blended Japanese whisky and comes in a heart-shaped box.

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    $579.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 510.39
    • GBP: £ 458.19
    • JPY: ¥ 62,697
    • SGD: $788.79
    • AUD: $829.39
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    As a delightful Ji-whisky to experience, the Wakatsuru Sun Shine Extra Special Whisky is one to try if you’re looking for a Japanese whisky other than the more popular brands like Suntory and Nikka. This single malt aged for 20 years and has a smoky, citrusy, and earthy flavor profile.

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    $599.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 527.99
    • GBP: £ 473.99
    • JPY: ¥ 64,859
    • SGD: $815.99
    • AUD: $857.99
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    Part the discontinued aged Miyagikyo range, this whisky is particularly difficult to find. Subtle, floral, and fruity, this will appeal to those with a palate for fruit-forward drinks, like many white wines, rye and grain whiskey, and sherry wine.

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    $609.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 536.79
    • GBP: £ 481.89
    • JPY: ¥ 65,940
    • SGD: $829.59
    • AUD: $872.29
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    One of the older Suntory whiskies available, Suntory Whisky Torys is a special line of affordable whisky from the company after Japan went into an economic decline after World War II. At the time, whisky was considered a luxury, so Suntory wanted to provide its customers with a more wallet-friendly liquor to enjoy. The Suntory Whisky Torys Classic continues selling today, so this is one to try if you’re looking for another Suntory whisky to indulge in.

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    $649.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 571.99
    • GBP: £ 513.49
    • JPY: ¥ 70,264
    • SGD: $883.99
    • AUD: $929.49
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    Suntory is one of the largest makers of alcoholic beverages in the world. Its products include such favorites as the Yamazaki and Hibiki, and of course, the Hakushu, which remains just as popular. This 12 year old is an excellent whisky, distilled at Hakushu distillery – an area surrounded by forests at the foot of the Southern Japan Alps. This set includes two beautiful Yamazaki Glasswares that will surely fit in any collection!

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    $689.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 607.19
    • GBP: £ 545.09
    • JPY: ¥ 74,588
    • SGD: $938.39
    • AUD: $986.69
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    Part of Nikka's ever-popular Taketsuru range, this release comprises of whiskies aged 21 years and above, making it deep, complex, and extremely satisfying. Want to show you care that little bit more? The Taketsuru 21 is the way to go.

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    $699.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 615.99
    • GBP: £ 552.99
    • JPY: ¥ 75,669
    • SGD: $951.99
    • AUD: $1,000.99
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    A wonderful, smooth blend for lovers of subtle, fruity, and smooth whiskies. Comprising of whiskies aged for at least 17 years, a surprising richness and depth is found in this ever-popular Hibiki expression.

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    $699.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 615.99
    • GBP: £ 552.99
    • JPY: ¥ 75,669
    • SGD: $951.99
    • AUD: $1,000.99
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    ou know you have a quality product when it’s named after the company’s founder. Taketsuru, often nicknamed the “Father of Japanese Whisky,” founded the Yoichi distillery in 1934 after learning his craft in Scotland. This whisky is as close to authentic Taketsuru whisky as it gets. The bottle and the box are a pleasure to look at as well. This gift is recommended for fans of Japanese whisky.<br />

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    $699.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 615.99
    • GBP: £ 552.99
    • JPY: ¥ 75,669
    • SGD: $951.99
    • AUD: $1,000.99
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    Masataka Taketsuru and his Scottish wife, Jessie Roberta “Rita” Cowan, were a famous couple in Japan, even inspiring the Japanese drama series “Massan.” Their love story is commemorated with this special gift set featuring the Taketsuru Pure Malt 12 Years Old and the “Rita” Apple Wine. You can taste more than Japanese whisky with this set and have a part of Japanese culture and history as part of your collection.

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    $699.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 615.99
    • GBP: £ 552.99
    • JPY: ¥ 75,669
    • SGD: $951.99
    • AUD: $1,000.99
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    One of the most exciting whiskies of 2017, the Yoichi Moscatel finished single malt was released exclusively in Japan. Sweet, smoky, balanced, and rare; this deserves to be on everyone's unique, exotic gift list.

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    $749.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 659.99
    • GBP: £ 592.49
    • JPY: ¥ 81,074
    • SGD: $1,019.99
    • AUD: $1,072.49
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    Love craft beer? Love whiskey? Then look no further. This amazing release by Chichibu was aged in IPA casks, bringing forth an amazing hoppy, citrusy character to balance out the rich malt from the whisky. Something different for someone special.

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    $899.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 791.99
    • GBP: £ 710.99
    • JPY: ¥ 97,289
    • SGD: $1,223.99
    • AUD: $1,286.99
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    If you want to give a gift, why not give the best? Hibiki 21 has been crowned the World's Best Blended Whisky, beating out contenders from around the world. This is a gift that anyone will love!

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    $899.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 791.99
    • GBP: £ 710.99
    • JPY: ¥ 97,289
    • SGD: $1,223.99
    • AUD: $1,286.99
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    A splendid master’s blend, the Champion’s Choice Old Whisky is a Karuizawa exclusive that was specially released for the Tateshina Fuyo Country Club. Karuizawa is now a closed distillery and shut down its whisky production in 2011, making this bottle a rare collectible.

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    $899.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 791.99
    • GBP: £ 710.99
    • JPY: ¥ 97,289
    • SGD: $1,223.99
    • AUD: $1,286.99
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    Suntory is Japan's principal beverage maker. The company's very name is a seal of quality, as Suntory wins global whisky awards year after year. From time to time the company releases specialty bottles, eminently collectible favorites of whisky fans. This bottle has the shape of a violin.

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    $899.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 791.99
    • GBP: £ 710.99
    • JPY: ¥ 97,289
    • SGD: $1,223.99
    • AUD: $1,286.99
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    Malty, spicy, and wonderfully sweet, the Chichibu On The Way is one of the most popular expressions by the distillery. Not sure what kind of whisky to get? Then go for this all-round great dram, from one of Japan's smallest yet fastest growing producers.

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    $949.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 835.99
    • GBP: £ 750.49
    • JPY: ¥ 102,694
    • SGD: $1,291.99
    • AUD: $1,358.49
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    As one of the oldest releases by Nikka's Miyagikyo distillery, this expression brings forth a wonderful balance of oak, fruit, and floral notes. Rare and extremely limited, this is the perfect gift to mark a highly important event.

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    $999.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 879.99
    • GBP: £ 789.99
    • JPY: ¥ 108,099
    • SGD: $1,359.99
    • AUD: $1,429.99
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    Released to commemorate the established of Bunkamura, a cultural complex in Shibuya, Japan, Nikka created this perfect blend of whiskies from its distilleries. This celebratory whisky bottle comes in a wooden box, perfect for gift giving purposes.

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    $999.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 879.99
    • GBP: £ 789.99
    • JPY: ¥ 108,099
    • SGD: $1,359.99
    • AUD: $1,429.99
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    A collectible souvenir for the baseball fanatic, the Togouchi 25 Years Old is a limited edition release to commemorate the TOYO Carp’s victory in the 2016 Central League. Only 1,000 bottles were released to the public, so this is a rare must-have dram to include in your bar.

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Finding a great bottle of Japanese Whisky can be a challenge, there are so many to choose from! We’ve picked out our favorite premium bottles that are priced between $1,000 and $3,000. Each of these bottles is sure to delight!

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    $1,499.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 1,319.99
    • GBP: £ 1,184.99
    • JPY: ¥ 162,149
    • SGD: $2,039.99
    • AUD: $2,144.99
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    Did you say peat? Did you mention smoke? Then this is the whisky for you. Any lovers of the globally-known smoky Scotch whiskies will love, love, love this release, and soon convert to Japanese whisky!

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    $1,799.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 1,583.99
    • GBP: £ 1,421.99
    • JPY: ¥ 194,579
    • SGD: $2,447.99
    • AUD: $2,573.99
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    Sophisticated and smooth, this Suntory Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel is a masterpiece. Suntory is an award-winning company and produces internationally acclaimed whiskies, and this Japanese single-malt whisky is another prize to enjoy with its fruity flavors that explode in your mouth with every sip.

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    $2,254.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 1,984.39
    • GBP: £ 1,781.44
    • JPY: ¥ 243,764
    • SGD: $3,066.79
    • AUD: $3,224.64
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    Combine the love for art and whisky into one, and you get the Karuizawa Asama 1997 set! Karuizawa is no longer an open distillery, but its remaining spirits continue to appear and release from time to time. This Karuizawa duo bottle set features the artworks of Bathlus and Giacometti and was bottled for the 1997 art exhibition in Merushan Karuizawa Bijutsukan in Karuizawa, Japan.

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    $2,399.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 2,111.99
    • GBP: £ 1,895.99
    • JPY: ¥ 259,439
    • SGD: $3,263.99
    • AUD: $3,431.99
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    A piece of history from the legendary Yoichi distillery, this amazing whisky spent two decades ageing up in Japan's Hokkaido region. Immeasurable depth is evident, with rich oak, deep smoke, and abundant smoothness coming through. Want to show someone you truly care? Then this legendary bottle is the way to go.

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    $2,699.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 2,375.99
    • GBP: £ 2,132.99
    • JPY: ¥ 291,869
    • SGD: $3,671.99
    • AUD: $3,860.99
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    One of the rarest expressions by Nikka, the Taketsuru 25 is must for Japanese whisky lovers and collectors. Deep, elegant, and decades old, this whisky is somewhat of a legend.

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    $2,899.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 2,551.99
    • GBP: £ 2,290.99
    • JPY: ¥ 313,489
    • SGD: $3,943.99
    • AUD: $4,146.99
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    $2,999.99 (USD)
    • EUR: € 2,639.99
    • GBP: £ 2,369.99
    • JPY: ¥ 324,299
    • SGD: $4,079.99
    • AUD: $4,289.99
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    Hanyu is one of Japan’s closed distilleries that produced legendary whisky bottles and collections. Venture Whisky Ltd. was able to inherit the remaining stocks from Hanyu Distillery, and this special single cask whisky is from the #358 Red Oak Hogshead. With a deep, rich flavor of sweetness and hints of spices and smoke, this marvelous dram is exciting to experience.

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Finding a great bottle of Japanese Whisky can be a challenge, there are so many to choose from! We’ve picked out our favorite ultra-premium bottles that are priced at $3,000 or more. Each of these bottles is one of the best of the best… These are bottles that are sure to delight!

Featured Product: Suntory Set

We recently unveiled our Dekanta-exclusive Anniversary Set of Suntory bottles.The set includes a bottle from each of Suntory’s world renowned distilleries presented in a beautiful collectors box. This is your chance to give your whisky collection a big boost, for just $499.99.The set includes 4 bottles, a beautiful wooden box and ice ball mold set.

Check it out here: https://dekanta.com/store/dekanta-anniversary-collection-suntory-set/