Japanese Whisky

Despite Japanese whisky only coming to global prominence in the last 15 years, Japan has been making whisky commercially since 1923!

The two founding names of Japanese whisky were Shinjiro Torii, the founder of the Suntory brand and subsequently Japan's first (and most famous) distillery, Yamazaki and Masataka Taketsuru, distillery manager at Yamazaki and founder of the other great brand Nikka, who founded his first distillery, Yoichi to the north in Hokkaido, in 1939.  Though created in the Scottish style (Taketsuru studied at Balblair and Springbank among other distilleries before working for Suntory) Japanese whiskies tend to be slightly lighter and more delicate, with a perfumed and sweet flavour that can swing to sherried and slightly smokey depending on the style. 

The last decade has seen a ravenous demand for Japanese whisky, so much so that older stock of whisky has nearly been completely exhausted, leading to a global shortage of stock and inevitable price rice.  Whether its older Yamazaki, single cask Nikka or bottlings of the legendary silent distillery Karuizawa. Japanese whisky is a must for any serious whisky collector and a style that should be tried by any serious whisky fan.

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  1. A new Nikka Gift pack release just in time for the gifting season.  The sleek pack contains the following;

    1 x Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky 70cl

    1 x Nikka Branded Tasting Glass with Lid

    ... Click for more info
    £63.95
    • Distillery
    • Nikka

    • Description
    • Coffey Grain Tasting Glass With Lid Gift Set

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Gift Packaging

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2019

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP11415

  2. From Suntory's flagship distillery comes one of the world's most desirable whiskies. Matured in Oloroso sherry casks, this single malt from Japan's Yamazaki distillery has been aged for a quarter of a century to produce a decadently rich whisky.

    Limited ... Click for more info

    £6,449.95
    • Distillery
    • Yamazaki

    • Description
    • Japanese Single Malt - Limited Release

    • Cask Wood
    • Olorosso Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 25 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2019

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP11272

  3. Mars Shinshu - Maltage Cosmo

    70cl / 700ml / 43%

    Mars Maltage Cosmo is a blended malt featuring whisky from the little-known Japanese distillery Shinshu, as well as whiskies from undisclosed Scottish distilleries. A rather intriguing expression.

    Creamy and sweet on the palate. A liquid dessert ... Click for more info

    £59.95
    • Distillery
    • Mars Shinshu

    • Description
    • Maltage Cosmo

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & American Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP11260

  4. The Kaikyo Distillery (named after the Akashi-Kaikyo bridge that lies at the foot of the distillery) is located near Akashi, a city located in southern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on the Seto Inland Sea west of Kobe.  The Yonesawa family have been ... Click for more info

    £36.95
    • Distillery
    • Kaikyo

    • Description
    • Hatozaki Japanese Blended

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2019

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP10197

  5. The Kaikyo Distillery (named after the Akashi-Kaikyo bridge that lies at the foot of the distillery) is located near Akashi, a city located in southern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on the Seto Inland Sea west of Kobe.  The Yonesawa family have been ... Click for more info

    £49.95
    • Distillery
    • Kaikyo

    • Description
    • Hatozaki Pure Malt Japanese Blended

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP10173

  6. A lesser known Japanese whisky producer (certainly when compared to Suntory and Nikka) but with a rich history and quality.  Mars Shinshu distillery was built in 1985, at an altitude of 798 metres in the small village of Miyata in Nagano prefecture ... Click for more info

    £132.95
    • Distillery
    • Mars Shinshu

    • Description
    • Komagatake Shinanotanpopo - Nature Of Shinshu

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & Sherry Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP10132

  7. Nikka - Days Blended Japanese

    70cl / 700ml / 40%

    Nikka Days is a combination of slightly peated grain whiskies, matured in bourbon casks. 

    Floral and fruity on the nose, the palate is soft and creamy with cereal notes, toffee, malt and roasted nuts.  Soft and expressive with a lovely ... Click for more info

    £39.95
    • Distillery
    • Nikka

    • Description
    • Days Blended Japanese

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2019

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP10064

  8. Nikka has become a huge name not only in Japanese whisky, but in global terms too. There's a great reason for that, it's because they're extremely good at what they do.

    Nikka Whisky Tasting Set Contents:

    - Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

    - ... Click for more info

    £36.95
    • Distillery
    • Drinks by the Dram

    • Description
    • Nikka Whisky Tasting Set

    • Cask Wood
    • Various Cask Wood

    • Packaging
    • Gift Packaging

    • Bottler
    • Drinks by the Dram

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9895

  9. A very limited edition bottle of Harmony to celebrate 30 years. Inspired by a traditional kimono pattern, the bottle is embellished with the tabane-noshi, a traditional Japanese symbol of celebration that has often adorned precious gifts since ancient ... Click for more info

    £399.85
    • Distillery
    • Hibiki

    • Description
    • Harmony 30th Anniversary Special Edition

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & Sherry Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9722

  10. Just 60 bottles of this extrememly rare 31 year old were produced.  as usual with Karuizawa this is a grade A investment bottle.

    Nose: Lardy cake: layers of bread, spice, brown sugar and umami richness. Umami richness. Citrus boiled sweet ... Click for more info

    £24,999.95
    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Murasaki Geisha

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Wooden Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 31 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9635

  11. A cask strength version of this teaspooned Japanese whisky.  Matured in Mizunara, seen as one of the most expensive but desireable casks to work with, as it adds flavours of sandalwood, vanilla, oriental spice and coconut.

    Oily, spicy, ... Click for more info

    £114.95
    • Distillery
    • Kaiyo

    • Description
    • Japanese Mizunara Oak Cask Strength

    • Cask Wood
    • Mizunara Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Independent

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9604

  12. Kaiyo - Japanese Mizunara Oak

    70cl / 700ml / 43%

    An intriguing Japanese whisky from un-named distilleries, most from one well known one and a small amount from another, added so not to be labelled a single malt.  Matureed in indigenous Mizunara oak, which adds a spicy, complex and fruity quality ... Click for more info

    £82.95
    • Distillery
    • Kaiyo

    • Description
    • Japanese Mizunara Oak

    • Cask Wood
    • Mizunara Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Independent

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9603

  13. Suntory Blended - Toki

    70cl / 700ml / 43%

    Meaning Time in Japanese Toki is a blend of Japanese Grain and Malt whiskies from Suntory's Hakushu, Yamazaki, and Chita distilleries and a great way to enter the world of Japanese Whisky.

    Colour: Clear gold

    Nose: Grapefruit pith, yellow ... Click for more info

    £32.95
    • Distillery
    • Suntory Blended

    • Description
    • Toki

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & Sherry Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9335

  14. A superb wooden spice rack style trio collection of the Nikka blended malts or "Pure" malts as they are called here.

    Nikka pure malt Red "fruity and soft" is Smooth and full of body, with a hint of spice in the finish and predominately made ... Click for more info

    £224.95
    • Distillery
    • Nikka

    • Description
    • Spice Rack 3 x 50cl Bottle Set Limited Edition

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & Sherry Oak

    • Packaging
    • Wooden Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP8936

  15. Nikka - Super Nikka Rare

    70cl / 700ml / 43%

    Super Nikka was launched back in 1962 by distillery owner Mr Taketsuru in tribute to his wife.

    This 2015 Revival version replicates the original style which is a bit peatier than today's current bottlings.

    Nose: Rich honeycomb, aromatic ... Click for more info

    £52.95
    • Distillery
    • Nikka

    • Description
    • Super Nikka Rare

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP8935

  16. This is a blended malt named in honor of Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky. He is the first Japanese who mastered whisky-making in Scotland and produced the genuine whisky in Japan. Masataka learned that the natural resources surrounding ... Click for more info

    £223.79
    • Distillery
    • Nikka Taketsuru

    • Description
    • Pure Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Wooden Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 17 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP8856

  17. An old bottling of Nikka Black, a blend of Nikka's 2 distilleries smokey Yoichi and fruitier Miyagikyo.  Bottled sometime in the late 60's.  

    ... Click for more info
    £299.95
    • Distillery
    • Nikka

    • Description
    • Black Nikka (old bottling)

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP8447

  18. “I wanted to reveal the whisky’s soul that is the art of Mizunara – a heightened sense and awakened palate, engaged through aromas and flavours never known before,” said Suntory’s chief blender, Shinji Fukuyo.

    Age ... Click for more info

    £3,399.95
    • Distillery
    • Yamazaki

    • Description
    • Mizunara Oak Cask 2017 Edition

    • Cask Wood
    • Mizunara Oak

    • Packaging
    • Wooden Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 18 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2017

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP8380

  19. The first ever single grain Whisky from the Chita distillery which has been matured in a combination of Sherry, Bourbon and Wine casks.

    This is normally blended with The yamazaki and Hakushu single malts for the Hibiki range of Blends, so interesting ... Click for more info

    £49.95
    • Distillery
    • Chita

    • Description
    • The Chita Single Grain Japanese

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & Sherry Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2017

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP8101

  20. One of only 225 bottles available worldwide. From the legendary Karuizawa distillery, closed in 2001 and demolished in 2016, comes this fantastic 31 year old single malt. 

    Matured in a single sherry cask #3667, this is wonderful opportunity ... Click for more info

    £9,999.95
    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Golden Geisha

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Wooden Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 31 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2017

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP8097

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