About dekantā

Leading online retailer and award-winning independent bottler of Japanese whisky, dekantā offers the world’s largest online selection of authentic Japanese spirits with an inventory of over 2,000 products, and, since the opening of its online store in 2015, has shipped more than 20,000 bottles to customers around the world. A family owned and run business, dekantā’s founders have been selling collectibles since 1985 and specialize in rare, collectible, and new release single malt Japanese whisky. dekantā offers worldwide delivery on an extensive range of Japanese single malt whisky, Japanese grain whisky and Japanese blended whisky, in addition to Scottish whisky released for the Japanese market only. More recently, Japanese wine has been introduced through the dekantā Cellar, and spirits from wider Asia through dekantā Oriental.

Contact Info

For press inquiries, please contact:
Miriam Rune
Email: [email protected]

Press Library

dekantā has a library of press assets available for journalists to use at https://dekanta.com/press-library/.

PRESS RELEASES

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    As new standards for Japanese whisky labeling are announced, surveyed consumers report Japanese whisky is in high demand and increasingly exciting. February 22, 2021Calls to set a standard for what constitutes a Japanese whisky were met this week by the Japan Spirits & Liquors Makers Association, who published new, government-approved labeling standards for Japanese whisky […]

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    As recent data shows the rare Japanese whisky market in good health in spite of the pandemic, a private label bottling of rare Karuizawa single malt, featuring hand-painted street art inspired by Japanese modern martial arts, has just been unveiled by luxury spirits retailer dekantā. November 12, 2020TOKYO — Each of the bottles in The Budō […]

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    Inspired by the new Japanese drink trend of ‘On-nomi’, dekantā TV’s ‘Japanese Whisky Lockdown’, presented by Japanese comedian Kilara Sen, will bring entertainment to Japanese whisky fans in isolation across the globe. April 9, 2020TOKYO – Japanese spirits e-commerce site dekantā today launch their online channel, ‘Japanese Whisky Lockdown’, offering an eclectic mix of comedy, whisky […]

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    At 9am EST Tuesday December 10th, the world’s foremost online retailer of Japanese whisky, dekantā, will release 30 sets of limited edition Single Malt, distilled at the closed Karuizawa distillery in Japan, to online consumers, on a first-come first-serve basis. December 6, 2019TOKYO – At 9am EST Tuesday December 10th, the world’s foremost online retailer of Japanese […]

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    The world’s foremost online retailer of Japanese whisky, dekantā, have revealed a Mizunara Japanese oak finished private label Japanese whisky, inspired by a Japanese military leader, to mark the company’s fourth anniversary. June 10, 2019TOKYO – This private label, single cask whisky from dekantā, home to the world’s largest online inventory of Japanese whisky, has […]

PRESS COVERAGE

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    WhiskyCast   •  

    Japan’s whiskies have been getting more attention on the world stage. While some “Japanese Whiskies” are rightly winning awards in major competitions, others with the same label are often Scotch or Canadian whiskies imported into Japan – where there’s no legal definition for what is a “Japanese Whisky” and what isn’t. Now, Japan’s whisky makers are stepping in where the government has so far failed to act, creating an industry-wide definition requiring that whiskies labeled as “Japanese Whisky” must actually be distilled in Japan. We’ll discuss the new standards with Makiyo Masa of Dekantā, one of the largest online retailers specializing in Japanese whiskies.

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    The New York Times   •  

    While many of the premier brands, like Yamazaki and its 18 Year Old, point out that they are made exclusively in Japan, others refuse to say. “It puts Japanese whisky’s reputation at risk,” said Makiyo Masa, the founder of Dekanta, an online retailer.

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    CNA Luxury   •  

    In spite of a pandemic, the rare Japanese whisky market has performed exceedingly well. According to the Japanese 100 Index, which tracks the performance of Japanese drams, the prices of Japanese whisky surged 300 per cent from 2014 to 2020. In comparison, the price of gold surged by 60 per cent during the same period. Online spirits retailer Dekanta has now unveiled a private bottling of rare Karuizawa single malt that’s sure to attract collectors, especially those interested in Japanese art and culture.

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    South China Morning Post   •  

    Karuizawa distillery first opened in 1955 and closed in 2000 before the Japanese whisky boom in Western countries. Today, Karuizawa is regarded as one of the most sought-after Japanese distillers due to its limited remaining supply. This November, a private bottling of Karuizawa 35-year-old Budō collection will be released by dekantā.

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    Robb Report   •  

    So far only a few limited edition single cask bottlings have been released, and most have quickly sold out. But now Dekantá, the exclusive Japanese exporter of Nagahama whiskies, is offering the opportunity for individuals to purchase a full 225-liter cask that has previously been filled (seasoned) with the buyer’s choice of either Madeira, Calvados, or sherry, and which will then be filled with Nagahama’s new-made spirit and allowed to gracefully mature into a much-coveted Japanese single malt.