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Japanese Whisky

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  • 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 Yoichi 45% 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 Kakubin Black Label 43% 70cl
    Kakbin means square bottle which is the shape that this whisky bottle is. It is Suntory's entry level blended whisky but at a slightly higher strength at 43% made up from Yamazaki and Hakushu whiskies.
  • Suntory Kakubin White Label 40% 70cl
    This is Suntory's flagship blend called kakushiro which is a little dryer in style than the Kakubin yellow label.
  • Mars Komagatake 1986 30 years old 70cl
    This incredibly rare Japanese single malt from the Shinsu distillery is thirty years old. The Shinsu Mars distillery closed its doors in 1992 but reopended in 2011. One per customer.
  • Akashi Meisei Japanese Blended Whisky40% 50cl
    Akashi Meisei is a limited run of Japanese blended whisky bottled for the French market. Meisei means celebrity in Japanese and is distilled and blended at the White Oak distillery near the city of Kobe. The distillery has been making sake since 1679 but had a purpose built whisky facility dev...
  • Akashi Japanese Single Malt 46% 50cl
    The Akashi Single Malt is a Japanese whisky distilled at the White Oak distillery. It's five years old, having spent two years in sherry casks before a final three in oak hogsheads. The nose is sherried but also with delicate chamomile, The palate is smooth and rounded with vanilla and oa...
  • Boutique 21 years old Japanese Blended Whisky #1 47.7% 50cl
    Japanese whisky on the rise in popularity and collectors are seeking them special bottles. Maybe you've heard that it's pretty damn good. Maybe you're excited that Boutique-y have only gone and bottled their first whisky from Japan! Their Japanese Blended Whisky #1 has been hotly anticipated b...
  • 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 the glass. A rich profile of sweet c...
  • Hatozaki Japanese Blended Whisky 70cl
    This Blended whisky 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 ...
  • The Matsui Mizunara Cask Kurayoshi Distillery 70cl
    The Matsui Mizunara cask has been produced by Kurayoshi distillery which is situated in the heart of the Japanese nature, close to mount Daisen and its fresh, soft spring water. Located in Tottori, Japan. Aged in Japanese oak known as Mizunara it gives oaky notes with hints of oriental...
  • The Matsui Sakura Cask, Kurayoshi Distillery 70cl
    The Matsui Sakura cask has been produced by the Kurayoshi Distillery that is nestled amongst nature close to mount Daisen and uses its fresh, soft spring water for production. Aged in Japanese cherry-wood casks known as Sakura it provides rich, sweet and full bodied presence with bold ...
  • Akashi Japanese Blend 40% 50cl
    This whisky was made at the White oak distillery in the city of Akashi, south of the main Island a few miles away from Kobe. This was the first distillery to be granted a whisky distilling licence back in 1919. Whisky distilling takes place over a two month period from April to June. This ...
  • Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky 45% 70cl
    Nikka Coffey Malt has been produced in a unqiue continuous still normally used for the production of Grain whisky. The style is fruit smooth and mellow:
  • Suntory Kakubin Yellow Label 40% 70cl
    Kakubin Yellow Label is the blended whisky of Suntory and has been produced since 1937. The name actually means 'square bottle'. It is a blend of the company's two distilleries Yamazaki and Hakushu which have been matured in bourbon casks. A light style Japanese whisky and a good entry point.
  • Miyagikyou 12 years old Nikka 45% 70cl
    This whisky is distinguished by a harmony of the aroma of aged casks with sweet hints of vanilla and gently peat. The soft taste is elegantly deepened by a sweet and tangy fruitiness.
  • Suntory Hibiki 17 years old 43% 70cl
    Hibiki was first sold in 1989 to commemorate Suntory 90th anniversary. A masterful blend of malt and grain whiskies from Suntory's three distilleries, this premium blended whisky may be the pinnacle of their portfolio. The Hibiki 17 Years Old is no exception, with critical acclaim ...
  • Suntory Hibiki 12 years old 43% 70cl
    Malt whiskies matured 12 years or longer are perfectly matched with mellow grain whiskies of the same age to create this HIBIKI offering. Also included is some whisky from casks formerly used in long-term aging of Japanese plum liqueur, which helps bring out the sweet floral notes on the nose and...
  • Nikka Single Cask 1991 Yoichi 58% 70cl
    Another Single cask bottling from Nikka - Yoichi distillery distilled in 1991 and bottled 2009 and cask strength of 58%.These single cask bottling have been fantastic and are becoming very collectable.Matured malt whisky and grain whisky are blended and then re-casked (a process...
  • Nikka Single Cask 1990 Miyagiko 61% 70cl
    Single cask bottling form Miyagiko distillery, ditilled in 1990 and bottled in 2009 and cask strength 61% vol. Single cask whisky, with separate bottlings of undiluted whisky from each individual cask distilled and matured at the Miyagikyo distillery in Sendai, allows the drinker t...
  • The Hakushu Bourbon Barrel 48.2% vol Suntory 70cl
    Hakushu Bourbon Barrel is a superior single malt whisky made from carefully selected Hakushu malts. The distillery where these malts are crafted lies nestled deep within the Hakushu forest, 700 meters above sea leve, in the shadow of the southern Japanese Alps Mt. Kaikomagatake
  • Suntory Hibiki 21 years old 43% 70cl
    Hibiki 21 years is an incredible blended whisky which has won many awards around the World, previously picking up the 'Best Blended Whisky' gong and Jim Murray has award it 92 points. Smooth sweet fruit flavours, dark wood and very complex, its dangerously easy to drink!
  • Hakushu Heavily Peated Suntory 48% 70cl
    For centuries the art of making malt whisky has begun with barley. This essential raw ingredient is first malted through a careful process of germination. Then everything comes to a standstill as the barley is slowly dried over a peat fire to yield what distillers call Peated malt. In Scot...
  • Suntory Hibiki 12 years old 43% 50cl
    Malt whiskies matured 12 years or longer are perfectly matched with mellow grain whiskies of the same age to create this HIBIKI offering. Also included is some whisky from casks formerly used in long-term aging of Japanese plum liqueur, which helps bring out the sweet floral notes on the nose and...
  • Suntory Hibiki 12 years old Gift Set 43% 50cl
    Graet gift box conating a 50cl of Hibiki 12 years old a lovely nosing glass all prensent in a light wooden case. Malt whiskies matured 12 years or longer are perfectly matched with mellow grain whiskies of the same age to create this HIBIKI offering. Also included is some whisky from casks former...
  • Nikka Whisky from the Barrel 300cl 51.4%
    A 'super size me' bottle of Nikka whisky from the barrel in a 3 litre bottle, complete with measuring pipette and wooden plinth. This is a limited edition to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Nikka.
  • Nikka Yoichi Single Malt No age 43% 50cl
    Yoichi is the jewel in the crown of the Nikka estate, having picked up Worlds best single Malt in 2001 and 2008. This expression does not show an age declaration but is lighter in style than older whiskies from Yoichi distillery. Fruit nose with warm spices, the palate is fruity and fresh with sl...
  • Nikka Yoichi 12 years old 45% 70cl
    A rich and full bodied malt, smoky with vanilla and citrus notes. The palate is firm to start, with burnt wood and toffee then becoming softer and more elegant. A long soft finish, powerful with peat smoke and real character.
  • Nikka Miyagikyo 15 years old 45% 70cl
    Miyagikyo is softer and more feminine that Yoichi. Thgis 15 years old expression is soft and subtle with nutty notes on the nose, sherry aromas, honey and flowers. The palate is rounded and smooth with fruit cake and ginger spice, followed by traditional sherry in its long finish.
  • Nikka Miyagikyo 10 years old 45% 70cl
    Silky smooth with a balance between fruity maltiness and fragrant oak from the cask. The nose has malted barley with vanilla and caramel then showing more citrus elements, hops and a hint of smoke. The palate is luscious with oak, coconut and milk chocolate. On the finish there is a slight bitter...
  • Nikka Yoichi 15 years old 45% 70cl
    This Yoichi has been matured for 15 years old and has a peaty backbone with fruitiness and robust flavour, smooth and flavoursome.
  • Nikka Miyagikyo No age 43% 50cl
    This single malt whisky features a sweet and elegant fragrance like fresh flowers, combined with a soft maltiness and a delicate, gentle and appealing mature essence derived from sherry casks.
  • Suntory Yamazaki 10 years old 40% 70cl
    Yamazaki 10-year-old is a single malt whisky vatted from carefully selected key malts and matured over ten years in white oak casks. Sweet and lively on the nose with a rich, mature aroma. Smooth and mild on the palate with a long-lasting refreshing oaky finish. TASTING NOTES
  • Suntory Yamazaki 1993 Heavily Peated 62% 70cl
    A very rare bottling of Yamazaki distilled in May 1993 from heavily peated malted barley and matured in white oak before bottling in June 2005. Cask No. 3Q70048 Bottle 110/503
  • Nikka Miyagikyo 45% 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.
  • Yamazaki Puncheon Suntory 48% 70cl
    Since the very beginning, back in 1923, the Yamazaki distillery has taken extra special care to use just the right casks needed to craft a wide variety of single malt whiskies. The Yamazaki distillery employs a wide range of cask types that are made in-house by our own skilled craftsmen. Among th...
  • Suntory Yamazaki Puncheon Bottled 2013 48% 70cl
    Since it began making whisky in Japan in 1923, the Yamazaki distillery has taken exceptional care over the selection of the right casks needed to craft its wide variety of single malt whiskies. A broad range of casks are made by the distillerys own skilled craftsmen. Among them is the Puncheon, a...
  • Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Cask Bottled 2013 48% 70cl
    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 barre...
  • Fuyu Blended Japanese Whisky 70cl
    Fuyu is a blended Japanese whisky containing liquid from several distilleries located on Honshu Island. Fusu, meaning winter in Japanese, is a robust blend from the country's finest master blenders. The nose is floral with citrus and spice. The palate is generous with ripe fruits and a...
  • Nikka from the Barrel Cocktail Set 51.4% 50cl
    A fantastic gift set comprising of a bottle of Nikka from the barrel whisky, a Schott Zwiesel martini glass and a pourer in a lovely gift box complete with a recipe for a Nikka Manhattan cocktail. Matured malt whisky and grain whisky are blended and then re-casked (a process known as "marria...
  • Nikka Blended Whisky 40% 70cl
    A very smooth and fruity, blended whisky from Nikka in Japan. The nose has fruit cake with apples and pears and underlying vanilla and coconut. On the very smooth palate there is citrus fruits to start, with a mellow malted barley coming through finishing with a clean boiled swet finish.
  • Nikka All Malt 40% 70cl
    The All Malt Nikka whisky is made in a Coffey Still instead of there usual Pot Stills used at Yoichi and Miyagikyo. The result is a deep flavoured malt, which is smooth and flavoursome.

When it comes to the various origins of whisky, Scotland, America, and Ireland tend to be the countries that spring to mind first. However, over the last decade or so Japanese whisky has entered the fold, enjoying great success thanks to a foundation that’s reminiscent of scotch combined with Japanese innovation.

New Faces in an Age Old Industry

The Japanese whisky industry has been in existence for less than a century and only has a handful of distilleries in operation. Despite this, it has made quick work of developing a unique style — or rather styles — and in the process has gained worldwide acclaim. From light and precise to strong and smoky, the range of malts and blends provide enough variety to suit the needs of many.

Although Scotland has built up over 100 malt distilleries over the course of several centuries, Japan opted to move quickly and did so with much fewer distilleries. Therefore making the Japanese whisky industry very much a case of quality over quantity.

Types of Japanese Whisky

Much like Scotch, the two main types of Japanese whisky are single malt and blended whiskies. All of which vary in regards to taste, style and production methods. The latter being the most important aspect when it comes to differentiating single malts and blended whisky.

Single Malt Whisky

Japan has received high acclaim for its range of single malt whiskies. They are produced just like any other single malt whisky, distilled from nothing more than yeast, malted barley, and water at a single distillery. From there, a maturation process in oak casks begins, lasting for at least three years and a day. Two leading brands own Japanese distilleries: Nikka and Suntory, founded by Masataka Taketsuru and Shinjiro Torii respectively.

Blended Whisky

Blended Japanese whisky is made by combining malt whiskies and grain whisky (hence the name ‘blended’), sometimes from multiple distilleries. The whiskies are drawn from several different types of casks, examples of which include American white oak, Mizunara oak, and Sherry casks. By combining multiple whiskies into a blend, it has created unique flavours that can be difficult for a single malt to replicate, and are definitely a must-try for whisky connoisseurs.

Why Buy Japanese Whisky Online from DrinkFinder?

Among the many types of whisky from all over the world, Japanese whisky is undoubtedly one that fewer people know much about or are even aware of. Here at DrinkFinder, we have a comprehensive range of whiskies and possess an in-depth knowledge of the industry, both of which are essential for assisting customers to develop their taste for Japanese whisky!