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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
With only 300 bottles released in Japan, this whisky is one of the rarest releases by Chichibu. At a whopping 61% ABV, but with a wonderful deep smoothness from the Port wine influence, this whisky is the perfect holiday treat.
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.
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.
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.