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700ml
Bottle: $61.34
12 bottles: $45.60
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750ml
Bottle: $42.17 $44.39
6 bottles: $38.39
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $84.94 $129.94
Rated 96 - Fresh aromas of buttered grains are light and airy. The soft and elegant texture is well matched by the...
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91
Spirits
700ml
Bottle: $82.80
6 bottles: $80.40
NOSE: Ripened dark fruits, white pepper, and aged allspice mix harmoniously with subtle citrus & morning dew. PALATE:...
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $54.94 $57.80
Rated 92 - #14 Top 20, 2019. Mizunara oak is the modern signature of Japanese whisky, and Kaiyo- whisky enables...
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92
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $100.70 $106.00
Kaiy? whisky is matured in the finest Japanese Mizunara oak casks. These casks are handmade due to Mizunara oak’s...
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $77.34 $82.28
Rated 91 - This was aged in Japan's rare Mizunara oak for the entirety of its maturation, which includes three-month...
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90
Spirits
700ml
Bottle: $111.59
6 bottles: $110.80
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $85.91 $91.39
Rated 92 - The lightly smoky sea-breeze aroma entices on the nose. The palate opens with bolder peat smoke...
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $48.44 $51.70
Rated 90 - Look for vanilla bean aromas and a brisk, astringent palate showing lemon peel, honey and vanilla,...
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $71.36 $75.12
Rated 95 - Sandalwood aromas are robust and exhilarating on the nose. The cedar cask influence is immediately...
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $82.31 $86.64
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750ml
Bottle: $40.46
Rated 90 - Get back to nature; this is a whisky to savor during a spectacular sunrise. Lychee, edamame, pea shoots,...
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90
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $198.95
Rated 94 - Prunes, forest honey, vanilla seeds, dark chocolate cookies, and Brazil nut, with hints of chocolate...
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $199.94 $299.94
Rated 92 - Bottled to celebrate the refurbishment of Mars Shinshu Distillery, it’s named after the area’s native...
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $53.02 $56.40
12 bottles: $50.16
Rated 88 - This carmine dram has a soft, mellow nose of raisin, earthy red wine notes, wet slate, prune flesh, stewed...
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750ml
Bottle: $89.94 $99.94
Classic Iwai Tradition expression finished in Japanese plum wine (umeshu) casks for an additional 6+ months. Iwai...
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Japanese Whiskey 12 Ship Free Items

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.