Whisky distilling in Japan starts with Shinjiro Torii who made Japans first whisky at the Yamazaki distillery in 1923. In the autumn of the following year he put the new-made, pot-still whisky into casks. The first cask to be stored in the Yamazaki warehouse was made from Spanish sherry oak barrels. From this small beginning Shinjiro Torii built the foundations for the high quality Suntory whiskies of today. The sherry cask that has matured this Yamazaki whisky was made from Spanish oak, in Spain, to Suntorys exacting specifications. The casks are filled with Oloroso sherry and seasoned over three years as the sherry matures. Subsequently, when used for ageing whisky, the tannins and other polyphenols contained in the oak imbue the spirit with a darker reddish hue than is found with commonly-used American white oak casks. The traditional sherry cask is thus the cradle in which all Yamazaki single malt whiskies are nurtured. We invite you to sit back and enjoy its rich, fruity aromas and the excellent balance of sweet and sour flavours, all courtesy of carefully-selected Spanish oak.
Single Malt Jap
Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky 70cl
Nikka Coffey Malt has been made from 100% malted barley. However it is not categorised as “malt whisky” but as “grain whisky” since it is not distilled in a pot still. This unique production method results in extraordinary flavors and texture.
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 43% 70cl
This is a blended Malt from Nikka's two distilleries Yoichi and Miyagikyo, showing the gentle flavours and fruitiness, but very well balanced introduction to Japanese whisky.
Suntory Yamazaki Distillers Reserve 43% 70cl
Yamazaki Single Malt has proved to be one of the most popular Japanese whiskies available today. This new edition the Distillers Reserve has been brought out to relieve sales pressure on the more expensive 12 years old, but provides the perfect example...
Nikka Miyagikyo 70cl
This is a new bottling from Nikka a single malt from the Miyagikyo distillery with no age declaration but it contains some older malts and some younger to give complex flavour with an emphasis on sherry casked whiskies.
Nikka Yoichi 70cl
This is the peated malt in the Nikka stable from the Yoichi distillery located on the coast of Hokkaido, the northern most Island of Japan. It is made from various ages to achieve a complex fruity malt with balanced smoke and floral aromas.
Suntory Yamazaki 12 years old 43% 70cl
Japans premiere single malt with a delicate and elegant taste that makes it a superbly drinkable whisky with layers of complex aromas. It continues to capture the hearts of whisky lovers the world over.
Tasting Notes Sweet vanilla and f...
Suntory Hakushu Distillers Reserve 43% 70cl
New entry level single malt from the Hakushu distillery in Japan with a nose of peppermint, melon and cucumber leading to a fresh zesty palate and a subtle smoky finish. Excellent value and a good introduction to Japanese whisky.
Nikka Pure Malt Red 43% 50cl
Pure Malt Red from Nikka is mainly made up from Malt whisky from the Miyagikyo distillery, so its characteristics follow this distilleries style of fruity. soft malt with gentle vanilla oak.
Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky 46% 70cl
This Pure Malt is named after the Hatozaki Lighthouse, the oldest stone built lighthouse in Japan that resides near to the Kaikyo Distillery in the Akashi port since 1620.
A very easy drinking Japanese Whisky. A very light straw colour is present in t...
Mars Shinshu Komagatake Shinanotanpopo Nature of Shinshu 70cl
Inspired by the distilleries beautiful, quiet and harmonious surroundings this single malt is set to be treat. This is the third release in the Nature of Shinshu series and this bottling has been inspired by the dandelions which pop up in spring time i...