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Japanese Whisky: Back In Store

24/02/2016

The recent drought of Japanese whisky has been felt all over, but we’re happy to report that our shelves are looking full once again.

We’ve managed to secure a number of limited and rare lines from the likes of Yoichi, Chichibu, Mars, Chita and others. They are, however, available in very small quantities.

The Suntory range (Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki) are due back in store very soon (albeit in very limited quantities), and we’ll be announcing that through the newsletter as well when it lands. It will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis once the stock is in store.

For now, the following lines are in store (as of this morning) but we’re expecting them to sell very quickly. This is sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Click on the names below for more information.

IN STORE NOW

Japanese-market only exclusives from Nikka, often only available from the distillery themselves. They are named to reflect the flavour profile of the whisky inside and are bottled at 55% ABV.

Yoichi Sherry & Sweet

Yoichi Peaty & Salty

Nikka Single Coffey Grain Woody & Mellow

Creations by Ichiro Akuto, founder of the Chichibu distillery. Produced and bottled at Chichibu, these contain whiskies from other distilleries as well. Often stock from Hanyu is utilised.

Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries (200ml)

Ichiro's Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve (200ml)

Ichiro's Malt & Grain

As mentioned above, the Suntory stocks are expected in store soon - but we do have very limited stocks of the following currently.

The Chita Single Grain

Hakushu Distiller's Reserve

Hombo Shuzo's Shinshi Mars Distillery is becoming more prominent since its re-opening just a few years ago, and three of their current "we're back" blends are available.

Mars IWAI

Mars Twin Alps

Mars 'Cosmo' (Blended Malt) 

Not sure where to start? The Akashi red blend is an affordable, light, clean Japanese drop.

Akashi 'Red' Blend

Scott Fitzsimons