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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    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Part Des Anges

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 28 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1981

    • Year Bottled
    • 2009

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6747

  1. Bottled for the Taiwanese market in 2013 and drawn from their legendary Sherry casks ... Click for more info
    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Cask Strength 1st Release

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2013

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6744

    • Distillery
    • Hibiki

    • Description
    • Japanese Blended (50cl bottle)

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & Sherry Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 12 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6742

    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • 100% Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & Sherry Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 12 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 1990's

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6664

    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • 100% Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & Sherry Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 8 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 1990's

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6663

    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • 100% Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & Sherry Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 10 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 1990's

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6662

    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • EX+

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & Sherry Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 15 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 1990's

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6661

    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Single Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon & Sherry Oak

    • Packaging
    • Special Packaging

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 10 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 1990's

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6660

    • Distillery
    • Suntory Blended

    • Description
    • The Peacock Ceramic Decanter

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 12 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6657

    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Geisha Single Cask #2100

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 30 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1981

    • Year Bottled
    • 2012

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6656

    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Vintage Single Cask #7038

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 39 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1972

    • Year Bottled
    • 2011

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6655

    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Noh Single Cask #2030

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 30 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1984

    • Year Bottled
    • 2015

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6654

    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Samurai Single Cask #6432

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon

    • Packaging
    • Wooden Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 30 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1985

    • Year Bottled
    • 2015

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6651

    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Samurai Single Cask #3622

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Wooden Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 30 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1985

    • Year Bottled
    • 2015

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6650

    • Distillery
    • Nikka

    • Description
    • Scotch Malt Whisky Society G12.1

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    • Age
    • 11 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2003

    • Year Bottled
    • 2014

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6528

    • Distillery
    • Chita

    • Description
    • SMWS Scotch Malt Whisky Society G13.1

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    • Age
    • 4 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2009

    • Year Bottled
    • 2014

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6529

    • Distillery
    • Karuizawa (silent)

    • Description
    • Giesha Single Cask #3626

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Special Packaging

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 40 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1974

    • Year Bottled
    • 2014

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6438

    • Distillery
    • Nikka

    • Description
    • Blend of Nikka Selection Miniature

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

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

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6402

    • Distillery
    • Suntory Blended

    • Description
    • Suntory Old Miniature

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

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

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6401

    • Distillery
    • Suntory Blended

    • Description
    • Special Quality Miniature

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

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

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6400

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