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Nikka Pure Malt Taketsuru 17yr Whisky 750ml

"The strength of this whisky lies in the way the subtle aroma of peat builds up over time," says world-renowned British whisky critic Jim Murray in...
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Nikka Pure Malt Taketsuru 21yr Whisky 750ml

This pure malt whisky is characterized by a deep and flavorful richness and excellent balance unique to whisky matured for 21 years. You're sure to...
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Nikka Pure Malt 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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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 Harmony 750ml

Rated 90 - Poised and complex, with typically lifted fruitiness: strawberry ice cream, pineapple, peach, balanced by delicate oak, bamboo...
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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 Sampler 4-Pack 750ml

Contains 1 bottle each: Hibiki Harmony, The Yamazaki Single Malt 12yr, Toki and The Hakushu Single Malt 12yr
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Suntory Whisky Toki 750ml

A vivid blend of whiskies from Suntory's Hakushu, Yamazaki, and Chita distilleries, Suntory Whisky Toki features the quintessential characteristics...

Japanese Whiskey Japanese Whiskey Spirits

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.