Japanese Whiskey2020-06-12T15:56:25+00:00

Japanese Whiskey

The growing Japanese whiskey industry owes its growth largely to its two founding fathers: Shinjiro Torii and Masataka Taketsuru.

The Suntory brand was established by Shinjiro, with his first distillery in Japan in 1923, Yamazaki in the Vale of Yamazaki.

Taketsuru was the founder of Yoichi on the island of Hokkaido some around 1934. Today, Japanese whiskey is fast becoming a popular choice for many around the globe.

We have a huge range of popular bourbon brands available like Suntory, Nikka, Hakushu, Yamazaki, Yoichi Single Malts, Hibiki,
Nikkr and many more.

Buy your favourite Japanese whiskey online with confidence at great prices with free delivery on eligible orders.

Buy Japanese Whiskey

Togouchi 18 years old Blended Whisky 43.8% 70cl
Whisky Togouchi 18 Years Old is a blended whisky from Japanese producer, Chugoku Jozo. Bottled for the Togouchi range, which are aged in tunnels rather...
£499.95
Nikka 12 Year Old Blended Whisky, 70 cl
A well-balanced blend from Nikka's two distilleries; Yoichi and Mikagiyko, and winner of the Best Japanese Blended Whisky 12 Years and Under in 2015's World...
£249.95
Suntory Whisky Hibiki 17 Year Old 70cl
Blend from whiskeys from all three Suntory distilleries. On the palate : caramel, hint of butter, Mizunara(Japanese oak), and vanilla. World Whiskies Awards 2012 -...
£750.00
The Hakushu Distillers Reserve Japanese Single Malt Whisky 70cl Bottle
1 x 70cl Bottle Alcohol by Volume : 43% Best Served At Room Temperature
£78.90
Togouchi Chugoku Jozo Togouchi Premium Japanese Whisky, 70 cl
A well-balanced peat flavour A malt whiskey that stands with the sweetness of chocolate and vanilla Mild taste and a neat kick
£56.01
Yamazaki Whisky 12 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky, 70cl
A medium-bodied whisky with the aromas of dried fruits and honey The nose is peach, pineapple, grapefruit, clove, candied orange, vanilla, mizunara The flavour is...
£139.95
Fujikai 10 years old 43% 50cl
Shuzo Whisky Original Box 50cl / 500ml
£73.45
Karuizawa 28 Year Old 1984
Karuizawa 28 Year Old 1984 Vintage Japanese single malt whisky. Single sherry butt #3692 bottled 2012 by Number One Drinks Company.
£8,049.94
Nikka Yoichi 10 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky 70cl Bottle
1 x 70cl Bottle Alcohol by Volume : 45% Best Served At Room Temperature
£280.00
Suntory Hakushu 18 Years Old Single Malt Whisky 70 cl
A malty, fruity whisky of real quality Fresh and gently smoky single malt whisky with herbal notes Its crisp and vibrant feel enlivens and liberates...
£599.99
The Yamazaki 12 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky 70cl Bottle
YAMAZAKI 12 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT JAPANESE WHISKY - Comes from the first distillery owned by the Suntory Japanese Whisky Company. Inspired by Scottish whisky,...
£149.90
Suntory Yamazaki 18 Years Old Single Malt Whisky 70 cl
Multi layered single malt whiskey with fruit and Mizunara aromas Rich notes with mature autumn fruit Slowly matured over 18 years in sherry butt casks
£840.00
Nikka Pure Malt Black 50 cl
Whisky Nikka Pure Malt Black is a japanese malte whisky mainly composed of Yoichi distillery malt. Is characterized by powerful peat, rich taste and firm...
£38.99
Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, 70 cl
Produced by The Nikka Whisky Co - ISC Distiller of the Year in 201 Aged in American oak barrels for up to 10 years Distilled...
£59.00
Eigashima Shuz Akashi White Oak Japanese Whisky, 50 cl
30% malted barley & 70% grain Matured for 5 years (3 years in Hogsheads and 2 years in white oak barrels) Nose: Light & smooth...
£36.01
Nikka Taketsuru Non Age 70cl
A fresh fruity character, joined by mature aromas from an important sherry-cask influence. Blended from distilleries across Japan Drink on it's own, with a splash...
£56.99
Suntory Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky 70 cl
Nose is basil, pine needle, green apple Palate is sweet pear, mint, kiwi Green tea, subtle smoke finish
£189.95
Nikka From the Barrel Glass Pack 50 cl (Includes 2 Glasses)
Nikka Whisky Gift Packaging 50cl / 500ml
£61.95
Yamazaki Distillers Reserve | Japanese | Single MaltWhisky | Cherry, Raspberry and White Peach | Aged in Bordeaux Wine, Spanish Sherry and Japanese Mizunara Oak Casks | 43 Percent ABV | 70 cl
Gold colour single malt whisky On nose- strawberry, cherry and mizunara On the palate - raspberry, white peach and touch of coconut
£80.00
Hakushu Suntory | Japanese Single Malt Whisky | Subtle Smoke, Crisp Apple and Mint | Made With The Pure Waters Of The Southern Japanese Alps | 40% ABV | 70 cl
Peppermint, pine and pleasant grassy notes All the notes on the nose swim effortlessly through the palate, the mint developing sweeter notes as it goes...
£82.00

Japanese Whiskey FAQ’s

What is the best Japanese whiskey?2020-05-20T19:58:40+00:00
  • 8 – Yoichi Single Malt Moscatel Finish. …
  • 7 – Hibiki Harmony. …
  • 6 – Hibiki 17 Year-Old. …
  • 5 – Nikka Coffey Malt. …
  • 4 – Yamazaki 18 Year-Old. …
  • 3 – Hibiki 21 Year-Old. …
  • 2 – Yamazaki Limited Edition 2017. …
  • 1 – Yamazaki 12 Year-Old.
Why is Japanese whiskey so expensive?2020-05-20T19:59:42+00:00

One of the key reasons that Japanese whisky is so expensive is that there is simply not enough supply to meet the ever-growing demand. … Even some of the biggest names in the whiskey industry, such as Nikka, stopped producing whisky for a number of years as the demand was just not there!

What is different about Japanese whiskey?2020-05-20T19:59:42+00:00

Japanese whisky is modeled after the scotch tradition—double distilling malted and/or peated barley—before it’s aged in wood barrels. As opposed to the sweeter American bourbons and ryes, they tend to be drier, smokier, and peatier, and come as single malts or blends.

Is it cheaper to buy Japanese Whisky in Japan?2020-05-20T19:59:42+00:00

Considering the sky-high prices, “affordable” in the world of Japanese whisky is under $125. Buying whisky in Japan can be cheaper for certain bottles, while others are around the same price (see below for more).

What is the most expensive Japanese whiskey?2020-05-20T19:59:42+00:00

byGarry Lu. A rare fifty-year-old Japanese Yamazaki whisky has just become the most expensive bottle of Japanese whisky ever sold. At a price of $468,195 AUD, this latest acquisition shatters the previous record set in May (of this year) by $42,137 AUD.

Which whiskey to buy in Japan?2020-05-20T20:03:19+00:00

The big whisky brands in Japan are Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Hibiki (all owned by Suntory), Yoichi and Miyakigo (owned by Nikka), Fuji Gotemba (owned by Kirin), Chichibu, and the elusive White Oak. We’ve chosen three Japanese whisky distilleries that are easy to reach from Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.

Why is Japanese whiskey so good?2020-05-20T20:01:05+00:00

Japanese whisky puts a particular emphasis on blending, combining spirits from different barrels in order to create a complex whole. Nikka creates whiskies from what it terms Key Malts, themselves blends of whisky that each express different flavors.

Is Japanese whiskey a good investment?2020-05-20T20:01:04+00:00

As prices, popularity and demand rises, Japanese whisky is now one of the top categories to invest in across the globe. … Karuizawa was one of several distilleries to shut down completely, while other whisky companies, like Nikka, simply halted production for several years.

What is best Japanese whiskey?2020-05-20T20:01:04+00:00
  • Suntory Whisky Toki. Let’s start with the easiest Japanese whisky to get ahold of these days. …
  • Nikka Coffey Malt. …
  • Hakushu 18. …
  • Ohishi Single Sherry Cask. …
  • Yamazaki 12. …
  • Yoichi Single Malt. …
  • Hibiki 17. …
  • Nikka Whisky From The Barrel.
How do you drink Japanese whiskey?2020-05-20T20:03:19+00:00

“There are Japanese consumers that drink neat, on the rocks, twice up (equal parts whisky and water), mizuwari (whisky and water at a ratio similar to a non-carbonated Highball), Highballs and, of course, cocktails.”

Is Whiskey popular in Japan?2020-05-20T20:03:19+00:00

Relatively speaking, domestically made whisky is a very young drink in Japan and has been around for barely a century. Prior to its arrival, nihonshu (known in the West as sake) and shochu were the two most popular spirits made in Japan.

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