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Japanese Whisky

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  • 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.
    £69.99
  • 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.
    £64.99
  • 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...
    £39.99
  • Nikka Pure Malt Black Label 43% vol 50cl
    Nikka Pure Malt black label is mainly composed of Yoichi distillery malt, Black is characterized by powerful peat, rich taste and firm flavour. 50cl size
    £45.99
  • 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.
    £32.75
  • 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.
    £64.99
  • 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 ...
    £105.00
  • 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...
    £48.95
  • 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!
    £179.95
  • 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.
    £288.00
  • Nikka Whisky from The Barrel 51.4% 50cl
    Nikka whisky from the barrel is made from a combination of matured malt whisky and grain whisky are blended and then re-casked (a process known as "marriage") to create a rich harmony of distinctly different whiskies. "From the Barrel" is bottled directly from re-casked barrel...
    £39.99
  • 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...
    £47.85
  • Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony 43% 70cl
    New to the Suntory stable is Hibiki Japanese Harmony which is a blend of malt and grain whiskies from their distilleries. It is the perfect introduction to Japanese whiskies with a nose of rosemary and mature wood. The palate is smooth with honey and candied orange and white chocolate. A long sub...
    £62.99

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!