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Kaiyo Japanese Whisky 750ml

Delicate nose with vanilla, ripe dried fruit and hints of cherry, with a long lingering finish.
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Kaiyo Whisky The Peated 750ml

Sweet peat, smokey nose with hints of nuts, sweet fruit and honey. A Sweet long drying finish.
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Kikori Japanese Whiskey 750ml

Rated 95 - Get back to nature; this is a whisky to savor during a spectacular sunrise. Lychee, edamame, pea shoots, green apple, and morning dew on...
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Nikka Whisky Single Malt Miyagikyo 750ml

Rated 95 - A smoky nose rises from the glass, but immediately finds harmony with spicy and bold flavors on the palate. Gorgeous expressions of...
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Nikka Whisky Coffey Grain 750ml

Rated 93 - Ambrosial notes of sprouted grain, honey, bacon fat and orange blossom accompany deeper notes of toasted hazelnut. Exquisite and opulent...
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Nikka Whisky From the Barrel 102.8@ 750ml

Rated 94 - For Nikka From the Barrel, it’s been a long road to Whisky of the Year. This Japanese blend made its U.S. debut in 2018, but its...
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Nikka Whisky Single Malt Yoichi 750ml

This is a single malt from the Yoichi distillery, Nikka’s first distillery built in 1934. The founder Masataka Taketsuru chose Yoichi in Hokkaido...
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Suntory Hibiki Whisky 21 Year Old 750ml

Rated 95 - This blended whisky is an ideal sipper, with an enticing crème brûlèe and dried apricot scents. Those notes are echoed on the palate,...
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Suntory Hibiki Whisky Harmony Limited Edition 750ml

Rated 94 - Gold ginger color. Roasted cereal, allspice, clove, cherry blossom in aroma. Toasty, slightly smoky flavor has a very elegant, floral...
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Suntory The Hakushu Whisky Single Malt 12 Year 750ml

Rated 92 - Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed raisin toast and spicy nougat with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a...
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Suntory Whisky Toki 1.0Ltr

Rated 92 - This delicately aromatic whisky smells faintly floral and nutty. In the mouth, it’s honeyed with some cereal sweetness. Toasted...
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The Yamazaki Whisky Single Malt 12 Year Old 750ml

Rated 94 - Deep gold color. Lovely opening aroma is delicately spicy and brown rice-like in its grain intensity. In the mouth, it's dusty dry,...
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The Yamazaki Whisky Single Malt 18yr Mizunara 750ml

Rated 96 - When whisky lovers talk about the grandeur of Japanese whisky, the enlightenment they desire can be found within this bottle. A refined...
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Japanese Whiskey

Whisky might not be the first thing that springs to mind when we think of Japanese fine produce, but over the past one hundred years, this fascinating and multi-faceted country has diligently forged a unique whisky identity which is growing in popularity, and which is entirely its own.

The story of Japanese whisky begins in 1918, when Masataka Taketsuru was sent to Scotland to undertake a tour of single malt distilleries in the Highlands, and bring home a knowledge of whisky and distillation skills. He returned full of inspiration, helped no doubt by his new Scottish wife, and alongside his friend, Shinjiro Torii, set up what would become a successful whisky industry.

Today, the Japanese whisky industry is spread over a relatively small handful of distilleries, which continue to use Scottish techniques and recipes, but with a hefty dose of distinctly Japanese experimentalism. This is displayed most obviously in the barrelling techniques the Japanese use - to create a distinctly Oriental set of tasting notes, native Japanese oakwood casks are used for ageing, alongside casks taken from plum wine producers, which impart a beautiful set of floral flavors to the whisky.

While some distilleries produce some excellent single malts, the majority of Japanese whiskies are blended, which reveals a unique set of flavors and aromas ranging from honeysuckle and orange blossom, to toffee and acetone.