HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS 2015 by www.dekanta.com
If you’re looking for a gift that will delight any whisky enthusiast, choose Japanese whisky. Buy rare and exclusive bottles that are crafted by those legendary artisans known for unparalleled quality. A luxurious whisky can make a memory worth to treasure!
It’s December, the Christmas season has finally arrived. I know it’s been so hard to choose the best gift for your loved ones, because you want the best for them. Well, let’s take a look at these few bottles and gift sets from dekantā that is perfect for someone special on this special occasion.
Suntory Old is a series of especially mature whisky from Suntory. It was first released in 1950 and acquired some fame when Sean Connery as James Bond drank it on his Japan venture in You Only Live Twice. This eminently givable box comes with a bottle and two glasses — on top of that it has a very attractive price tag.
Suntory is Japan’s principal beverage maker. The company’s very name is a seal of quality, as Suntory wins global whisky awards year after year. From time to time the company releases specialty bottles, eminently collectible favorites of whisky fans. This bottle has the shape of a violin.
Like golf or know anyone who does? Then it is the bottle you have been looking for. Need we say more? Especially released by Suntory to commemorate the Suntory Open Golf Tournament ’97. You won’t find too many of these bottles available. Looks excellent among your golf trophies!
We at dekanta think of everything and for those who like their bottle to stick out among the crowd. We have this! The year of the monkey is coming up in 2016 and Suntory is celebrating with this bottle. Tradition has it that people born in the year of the monkey are witty and intelligent, curious and given to the occasional mischief.
Matured, blended & bottled by Suntory whisky. Made to celebrate their 60th anniversary as a company, Suntory Royal whisky is a rare sight these days. This particular antique bottling was produced in Japan during the 1970s. Coming in a beautiful box it is the perfect gift.
Suntory old is a tried and true formula, having been on the market since the 1950s (which is quite old in the world of Japanese whisky). It was good enough for James Bond to enjoy in you only live twice and is a popular choice here on dekanta for those taking their first step into the world of Japanese whisky. This two bottle gift set comes with an elegant box making it a perfect gift for the Christmas season.
Not wanting to be outdone by Suntory, Nikka has its very own gift set, with two bottles of Nikka Gold and Gold White, and a box even better than the one Suntory has to offer, whoever is getting this is up for a treat!
Yoichi is without a doubt Nikka´s finest product. Distilled in the Yoichi distillery in Hokkaido, it is a part of Japanese whisky history. This edition comes with a beautiful gift box, making it the perfect gift for any fan of world class whisky!
Some people like to experiment with their whiskies and Nikka knows this. For that reason they released a special blending kit which contains Pure Malt Hokkaido 12 Years (180ml), Pure Malt Sendai 12 Years (180ml), Cafe Grain Whisky(180ml), Tasting glass, Mixing bottle and a blenders guidebook.
Suntory is the oldest whisky making company in Japan. Its origins stretch back to a small shop started in 1899 by Torii Shinjiro which specialized in selling imported wines, today it is the country’s largest and most recognizable producer of quality whisky. The Suntory Reserve New York Special Bottle Set is truly a collector’s edition, having the shape of the Empire State Building with King-Kong on top; it goes well in any collection. And even if you are tempted to drink one, there are always three left.
Super Nikka, largely unknown in the Western market is the perfect gift for those who like their bottles rare and collectible. It’s made of porcelain with a hand painted old map of the Ryukyu Islands, now known as Okinawa. From 1961 to late 1999, Nikka, had a subsidiary in Naha, capital of Okinawa located in the archipelago. At that time, Okinawa was under the administration of the US government, which had numerous military bases on the islands, and the soldiers were thirsty for whisky. The bottles produced during those years have a different flavor to the current Super Nikka, according to experts the flavor is more ‘American’, making it quite an interesting whisky.
No gift list of Japanese whiskies would be complete without a bottle of Hibiki, Suntory’s celebrated flagship product. The bottle itself is beautifully decorated with a picture of the sacred Mt. Fuji, and it comes in a complementary box, making the whole set eminently collectible. Only 2.000 bottles were ever made. If we discount the bottles that have already been and will soon be consumed, you can bet on this whisky becoming more valuable as the years pass.
This Yamazaki 10 Years Nissen Since 1949 was released in 1999 as a memorial gift to the Nissen Company on their 50th anniversary. Comes with a box in a beautiful ceramic bottle making it a perfect gift for this holiday.
Perhaps the most coveted of all Japanese whiskies; Ichiro’s Malts sell for a fortune on the secondary market. Owning one is a statement that you are a serious collector of fine whisky. We recommend any bottle from this extremely rare collection.
Those whiskies are just a few that dekanta can offer. If you find it hard to look for a special gift for your special someone, these bottles will surely fit. Grab it now at www.dekanta.com.