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.
Single cask Karuizawa distilled in 1980 and bottled in August 2011 at 56.4% ABV. This ultra rare Japanese whisky was initially released as a Taiwan exclusive bottling. One Per Customer Only
A well-aged Japanese single malt from the not so well-known distillery, Shinshu. The whisky was distilled in 1986 and aged for three decades before it was bottled under the Mars label.
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.
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.
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.
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 oldest lighthouse in Japan that is close to the distillery.
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.
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...
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 Chita distillery. Theyve used American white oak, sherry casks and Mizunara oak to create the blend.
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.
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.
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.