By: Leah Alexander
Whisky is not the first drink that pops into the minds of most Westerners when Japan is mentioned. Most people probably imagine the Japanese to be sake-drinking samurais. But the Japanese do in fact make all sorts of drinks, including sake, shochu, wines, beers and whisky.
Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in Japan and the Japanese are quite good at making it. But whisky is also popular. With the Japanese economic miracle, the demand for drinks exploded, and whisky became especially fashionable. Today Japan is the world’s third largest producer of whiskies after Scotland and the United States.
Sales of Japanese whisky are rocketing, with record prices at auction and whisky from Japan is now regarded as a luxury spirit drink that is well renowned.
Rare Whisky enthusiasts are traveling to Japan to experience the tradition and heritage of fine whisky. Japan’s outstanding whisky is gaining widespread attention and winning awards around the globe, for good reason. Whisky from Japan is an exclusive work produced by true artisans. The distinct flavors highlight decades of distinguished culture, it’s entirely unique. Whisky from Japan is rare, exclusive and sought out by collectors around the globe.
dekantā offers the largest and most varied stock of rare and old Japanese whisky, now considered by many as the best in the world. It also offers premium Scottish whisky originally made only for the Japanese market and highly collectible as they feature distinctive Japanese inspired label designs. dekantā brings the Japanese whisky and tradition into your doorsteps.
dekantā is a family owned and run business based in Japan who have been selling collectibles since 1985. As a family company based in Japan, they believe that rarity, quality, good price and excellent service are some of the qualities that customers value. They have one of the world’s largest and most varied stocks of Japanese whisky. They only sell Japanese whisky or whisky that has been made exclusively for Japan. Yamazaki, Karuizawa, Nikka and Hakushu are just a few.
Edward Davidson, the man behind dekantā, has been involved with the whisky industry since the 1980s. He founded dekantā earlier this year to help meet the global demand for whisky from Japan.
“Our philosophy is simple: We never rest on our laurels. We are constantly trying to find new Japanese whisky and whisky for the Japanese market with genuine heritage, quality and rareness to add to our range. We promise all this while continuing to innovate and improve our online functionality and the outstanding customer service that has won us a loyal and ever-expanding customer and fan base.” – dekantā
Many of the bottles available through dekantā have never been available for sale outside Japan until now. All the bottles are displayed with high resolution pictures and detailed descriptions of the distillery, whisky, date distilled, date bottled, cask number, bottle number, tasting notes and all technical information and background about the distillery and the whisky.
dekantā is not just the most comprehensive e-shop and information center for Japanese whisky. It’s a hedonistic adventure!