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. Miyagikyo is the more fruitier single malt that goes into the Nikka blends and blended malt with the more smokey Yoichi and here on its own is a red berry fruity delight.

    Nose: Dried red berries, flapjacks, banana, raisin fudge, floral and ... Click for more info

    £79.95
    • Distillery
    • Nikka Miyagikyo

    • Description
    • Miyagikyo Single Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2016

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP7069

  2. The new non age statement Yoichi to replace the ever increasing in price 10 year old but worry not this is not one of those NAS that dissapoints like some!

    Nose: Sooty coal shed smoke, pineapple, tropical fruit, white pepper, dried apricot, ... Click for more info

    £79.95
    • Distillery
    • Nikka Yoichi

    • Description
    • Yoichi Single Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2016

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP7068

  3. A rare vintage cask of Karuizawa distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2013. ... Click for more info
    £4,799.95
    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Rare Vintage Cask #7815

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 16 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1997

    • Year Bottled
    • 2013

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6890

  4. £2,499.95
    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Whisky Magazine Editors Choice Single Cask #3434

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 15 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1992

    • Year Bottled
    • 2007

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6800

  5. This is the single malt Fujikai 10 Year Old made by Monde Shuzo winery. Aged in ex-Bourbon casks for 10 years, the whisky has a dry and rich flavour of warm spices, walnut and vanilla. The name Fujikai is a tribute to the expression's home country with ... Click for more info
    £69.95
    • Distillery
    • Shuzo

    • Description
    • Fujikai Japanese Single Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 10 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6506

  6. £239.95
    • Distillery
    • Wakatsuru

    • Description
    • Sun Shine Extra Special (30cl bottle)

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 20 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6366

  7. New onto the UK market for 2015 and a blend made up of 10 malt & grain whiskies from The Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita distilleries. An aromatic and spicy blend with sweet fruit, rum & raisin and chocolate flavours leading the way on this mellow ... Click for more info

    £64.95
    • Distillery
    • Hibiki

    • Description
    • Harmony Japanese Blended

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

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

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6316

  8. £299.95
    • Distillery
    • Hanyu (silent)

    • Description
    • Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries

    • Cask Wood
    • Japanese Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2010

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP5933

  9. Nikka - Coffey Malt

    70cl / 700ml / 45%

    This is a very different style of malt whisky as it distilled in a "Coffey Still aka Continuous Still" rather than a Pot Still. A Coffey still normally gives the spirit a much lighter fruitier character and is primarily used to distilled grain whisky ... Click for more info

    £59.95
    • Distillery
    • Nikka

    • Description
    • Coffey Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

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

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP5791

  10. Featured in the 1001 whiskies you must try before you die book

    First launched in 2006 and from the lesser known of the two Suntory owned distilleries (the other the mighty Yamazaki) and was at one point in the 1980's the largest distillery ... Click for more info

    £589.95
    • Distillery
    • Hakushu

    • Description
    • Japanese Single Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 18 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP5486

  11. Produced using the two Coffey stills at Miyagikyo, Nikka produce two grain whiskies as part of their core range.

    They have also released a number of single cask releases of Coffey 'Grain' and 'Malt' whiskies that are very rare and highly collectible. ... Click for more info

    £2,199.95
    • Distillery
    • Nikka

    • Description
    • Single Cask Coffey Grain #209699

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon

    • Packaging
    • Wooden Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 15 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1999

    • Year Bottled
    • 2014

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP5371

  12. A single cask release by the Scottish Malt Whisky Society named "nite nurse nipped by piranhas" from the lost Japanese Karuizawa distillery.

    Aged in a refill ex sherry butt for 12 years and bottled at natural cask strength of 63%

    Nose: ... Click for more info

    £4,999.95
    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • SMWS Scotch Malt Whisky Society 132.6

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    • Age
    • 12 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2000

    • Year Bottled
    • 2013

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP5132

  13. Yamazaki - Bourbon Barrel 2013

    70cl / 700ml / 48%

    Featured in The 1001 Whiskies you must try before you die book

    "if you are used to the monstrous sherry, intense oak or full frontal peat of various Japanese whiskies, this is the sweetest of treats. It is a delicious mix of soft mint toffee ... Click for more info

    £999.95
    • Distillery
    • Yamazaki

    • Description
    • Bourbon Barrel 2013

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2013

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP4611

  14. Yamazaki - Puncheon Cask 2013

    70cl / 700ml / 48%

    Yamazaki Puncheon 2013 is aged in 480 litre oak Puncheon casks and gives a softer palate due to the slower ageing caused by the smaller spirit to wood ratio.

    Nose: Ripe melon, dried apricot, waxy quince jelly, freshly cut barley/straw, vanillin ... Click for more info

    £999.95
    • Distillery
    • Yamazaki

    • Description
    • Puncheon Cask 2013

    • Cask Wood
    • American Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2013

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP4609

  15. Part of the 2013 Cask Collection that included the Sherry cask that was voted "Best Whisky in the world" by Jim Murray and the final year of the series.

    Aged in Japanese Mizunara oak (indigenous to Japan) casks for a true oriental experience

    Nose: ... Click for more info

    £3,999.95
    • Distillery
    • Yamazaki

    • Description
    • Mizunara Cask 2013 Edition

    • Cask Wood
    • Mizunara Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2013

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP4608

  16. Simply one of the most luxurious whiskies on the market. A blend of well aged malt whisky from the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries, combined with old stocks from Suntory's grain distillery, Chita.

    Nose: Sweet and aromatic friut, rich toffee, ... Click for more info

    £489.95
    • Distillery
    • Hibiki

    • Description
    • Japanese Blended

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 17 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP3547

  17. £6,489.95
    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Noh Single Cask #270

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 15 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1994

    • Year Bottled
    • 2010

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP3350

  18. The No 1 single cask bottlings are featured in Ian Buxton's 101 world whiskies to try before you die book

    This release from the closed Karuizawa distillery is now one of the most prized and sought after distilleries in the world and of the ... Click for more info

    £3,999.95
    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Single Cask #3330

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 15 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1992

    • Year Bottled
    • 2007

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP3344

  19. A double matured blend from Nikka. This beauty has won best Japanese blend 2007 & 2010 at the World Whisky Awards. This gift pack comes complete with a 50cl Bottle of Nikka From The Barrel Whisky, 2 x Nikka branded glasses and a screw-on ... Click for more info

    £57.95
    • Distillery
    • Nikka

    • Description
    • From The Barrel 50cl Bottle & Glasses Gift Pack

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Gift Packaging

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

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

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP3306

  20. Nikka - Pure Malt Black

    50cl / 500ml / 43%

    One of a  trio of colour coded blended malt releases from Nikka. Blended from their distilleries Yoichi and Miyagikyo. This 50cl Black is ''Smoky & Mellow.

    95 points Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

     

    ... Click for more info
    £46.45
    • Distillery
    • Nikka

    • Description
    • Pure Malt Black

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

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

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP3305

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