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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  • Nikka - Coffey Grain Tasting Glass With Lid Gift Set

    Nikka

    Coffey Grain Tasting Glass With Lid Gift Set

    £63.95
  • Yamazaki - Japanese Single Malt - Limited Release 25 year old

    Yamazaki

    Japanese Single Malt - Limited Release 25 year old

    £6,449.95
  • Mars Shinshu - Maltage Cosmo

    Mars Shinshu

    Maltage Cosmo

    £59.95
  • Kaikyo - Hatozaki Japanese Blended

    Kaikyo

    Hatozaki Japanese Blended

    £36.95
  • Kaikyo - Hatozaki Pure Malt Japanese Blended

    Kaikyo

    Hatozaki Pure Malt Japanese Blended

    £49.95
  • Nikka - Days Blended Japanese

    Nikka

    Days Blended Japanese

    £39.95
  • Drinks by the Dram - Nikka Whisky Tasting Set

    Drinks by the Dram

    Nikka Whisky Tasting Set

    £36.95
  • Hibiki - Harmony 30th Anniversary Special Edition

    Hibiki

    Harmony 30th Anniversary Special Edition

    £399.85
  • Karuizawa (silent) - Murasaki Geisha 31 year old

    Karuizawa (silent)

    Murasaki Geisha 31 year old

    £24,999.95
  • Kaiyo - Japanese Mizunara Oak Cask Strength

    Kaiyo

    Japanese Mizunara Oak Cask Strength

    £114.95
  • Kaiyo - Japanese Mizunara Oak

    Kaiyo

    Japanese Mizunara Oak

    £82.95
  • Suntory Blended - Toki

    Suntory Blended

    Toki

    £32.95
  • Nikka - Spice Rack 3 x 50cl Bottle Set Limited Edition

    Nikka

    Spice Rack 3 x 50cl Bottle Set Limited Edition

    £224.95
  • Nikka - Super Nikka Rare

    Nikka

    Super Nikka Rare

    £52.95
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    Nikka

    Black Nikka (old bottling)

    £299.95
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    Yamazaki

    Mizunara Oak Cask 2017 Edition 18 year old

    £3,399.95
  • Chita - The Chita Single Grain Japanese

    Chita

    The Chita Single Grain Japanese

    £49.95
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    Karuizawa (silent)

    Golden Geisha 31 year old

    £9,999.95
  • Hibiki - Suntory Blended 30 year old

    Hibiki

    Suntory Blended 30 year old

    £4,349.95
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    Nikka

    Premium Blended 12 year old

    £93.95
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    Nikka Miyagikyo

    Miyagikyo Single Malt

    £79.95
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    Nikka Yoichi

    Yoichi Single Malt

    £79.95
  • Karuizawa (silent) - Rare Vintage Cask #7815 - 1997 16 year old

    Karuizawa (silent)

    Rare Vintage Cask #7815 - 1997 16 year old

    £4,799.95
  • Karuizawa (silent) - Whisky Magazine Editors Choice Single Cask #3434 - 1992 15 year old

    Karuizawa (silent)

    Whisky Magazine Editors Choice Single Cask #3434 - 1992 15 year old

    £2,499.95
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