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!
Formerly known as the Taiyou, Helios is a distillery located in Okinawa that occasionally releases exciting drams to experience. This Helios Reki blended whisky includes whisky that has been aged for at least 15 years before being bottled. Though it’s a lesser known brand, it’s certainly one to try and add to your collection!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Milwaukee’s Club, Ichiro’s Malt shares this unique American whiskey to commemorate this special event.
From the closed distillery, Karuizawa, this lovely pure malt is a must-try for all whisky enthusiasts. Karuizawa shut down its whisky production in 2000, but its spirits are still available for sale in the whisky world, including here at dekanta’s official online store. Expertly blended to perfection, the whiskies used in this pure malt have been aged for at least 12 years old. This rare treasure is a must-have on your top shelf!
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 />
As one of the leading ceramics producer in Japan, Maruhiro receives a limited edition bottle from the small Chichibu Distillery owned by Venture Whisky Ltd. This Ichiro’s Malt is a fusion of malt and grain whiskies, making this dram a true gem to behold and enjoy.
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.
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.
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.