Japanese Whisky

Whisky production in Japan began commercially in 1923 when the Suntory brand was established by Shinjiro Torii, with the founding of Yamazaki. It was believed that Japanese distilleries initially aimed to follow on the style from the Scott’s, now Japanese distillers have developed their own unique style producing whisky that is becoming extremely popular. The character of whisky from Japan can be sweet, fruity and somewhat floral, but we wouldn't want to be stereotypical as some of their whiskey can be heavily peated such as some of Hakushu's releases.

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Hakushu 12 Year Old 43%

Matured in American oak Puncheon casks comes this 12-year-old single malt whisky from Hakushu. Fragrant forest leaves and citrus on the nose followed by a creamy, fruity and well rounded palate. It's long finish features a touch of smokiness.


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Hakushu Distiller's Reserve 43%

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From one of two Distiller's Reserve releases by Suntory comes this non-age-statement Hakushu bottling. Both light and heavily-peated malt was used to create this delicious Japanese single malt whisky.


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Hatozaki Blended 40%

A new blended Japanese Whisky aged for at least 12 years from the Kaikyo distillery that has been making Sake in the town of Akashi, Hyogo since 1856. One of two new brands under the Hatozaki label that is named after the oldest lighthouse in Japan that is situated nearby.


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Hatozaki Pure Malt 46%

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One of two new Japanese Whiskies released by the Kaikyo distillery based in Akashi, Hyogo and more famous in japan for its Sake. A blended malt aged in a trio of casks (ex-Bourbon, ex-sherry and native Mizunara) and named after the...


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Hibiki 17 Year Old 43%

A quality 17-year-old whisky from Suntory, this Hibiki was produced using aged malt and grain whiskies. Awarded "Editors Choice" from the Whisky Magazine, a top Japanese blend this one that's also quite sought after nowadays.


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Hibiki 30 Year Old 43%

The first Hibiki Japanese blend was released back in 1989 and as always with the Hibiki releases the bottle always has 24 facets representing the 24 seasons of the Japanese lunar calendar. This outstanding whisky was developed...


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Hibiki Japanese Harmony 43%

Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a non-age statement whisky released under the guidance of master blender Shingo Torii. The whisky is made up of malt whiskies taken from Hakushu and Yamazaki, whilst some grain is also used from the...


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Japanese Blended Whisky #1 21 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 47.7% - (Bottle - 1/50cl)

Batch 2 of That Boutique-y Whisky Company Japanese blend is aged for at least 21 years from 100% Japanese Malt and grain Whiskies.Only 1799 bottles available.


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Karuizawa 1980 Golden Samurai 61.6% (Bottle - 1/70cl)

A 1980 vintage Japanese whisky from the Karuizawa distillery which is now closed. Released in 2015, this is now a very rare and collectable whisky. 


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Karuizawa 1983 Single Cask #3557 - Nepal Bottling 59% (Bottle - 1/70cl)

A release of only 50 bottles, this single cask Karuizawa was introduced at The Whisky Show 2015 with all proceeds going to the Nepal Appeal. It was distilled in 1983 and left to mature in sherry cask #3557 for over three decades, before it was bottled at natural cask strength. This bottle is Number 34.


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Karuizawa 1985 (Bottled 2010) (cask 2541) - Tiger Label 58.9%

A single cask Karuizawa distilled in 1985 and bottled at 25 years old from a single Sherry butt by the number one drinks company at cask strength 58.9% ABV. Known as the "Tiger label" this rare release of this closed Japanese distillery yielded only 547 bottles.


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Karuizawa 30 Year Old 1984 Single Cask #5347 58.2% (Bottle - 1/70cl)

A single cask Japanese whisky from the acclaimed Karuizawa distillery, distilled in 1984 and left to mature for 30 years in a single sherry cask (#5347). It was released exclusively for The Whisky Show 2014.


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