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Nikka Pure Malt Whiskey Taketsuru Non Age 750ml

Rated 93 - Exotic and tropical on the nose with lychee, papaya, and pink peppercorn. Opulent, round, and fruit forward on the palate with an...
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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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Suntory Hibiki Whisky 17 Year Old 750ml

This Japanese blend was awarded an 'Editor's Choice' from Whisky Magazine. Hibiki 17 year old is a superb whisky from Suntory. \n...
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Suntory Hibiki Whisky 21 Year Mount Fuji 750ml

Created in 1989, the Hibiki blend made ??famous by its appearance in the movieLost in Translation, is considered today as one of the best in the...
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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 21yr Kachu Fugetsu 700ml

Created in 1989, the Hibiki blend made famous by its appearance in the movieLost in Translation, is considered today as one of the best in the...
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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 750ml

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 18 Year Old 750ml

Rated 93 - Deep, mature in nature, and very complex. Notes of polished leather, maple syrup, and dark pit fruit, with suggestions of tobacco...

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.