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!
Aged for 45 years in a sherry butt cask, this Karuizawa vintage single-cask whisky is an astounding masterpiece that has a deep, mature sherry sweetness with bold spices. For your own collection, this Karuizawa vintage is a must-have vintage bottle!
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.
From Takara Shuzo Co. Ltd., we introduce this delightful and unique dram called King Whisky Rin. The Takara Group is known for producing popular Japanese alcoholic beverages such as sake, but this is one of the first whiskies provided from the company. This bottle gives you a taste of another distillery’s whiskies and lets you broaden your whisky palate.
One of the best Asian whiskies in the world, and possibly one of the best overall. Most people around the globe haven't experienced this whisky as it hasn't yet been distributed much outside of Japan. The whisky is quite remarkable, definitely worthy of a place at your next tasting or special event!
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.
Aged in former French oak wine barrels, the Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve is an excellent Japanese whisky blend that contains malt whiskies from the silent distillery, Hanyu. This particular Ichiro’s Malt whisky received the Best Non-Scotch Blended Whisky No Age Statement award in 2012. Tasting notes include strong sherry whisky resemblance, earthy oak, raisins, dark chocolate, and spicy.