Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Japanese spirits specialist Dekantā, have announced that they will be stocking the new limited edition, The Essence of Suntory Collection, which includes three brand new cask strength expressions from the Japanese whisky giant.

Customers at Dekantā will be among the first to own and experience these limited release whiskies, as the world’s largest e-commerce retailer for high end Japanese spirits is one of few, if not the only, online stores stocking the new The Essence of Suntory releases.

The Essence of Suntory Collection

The Essence of Suntory Collection, is comprised of: The Essence of Suntory Single Malt Yamazaki Peated Malt 2018 12 Year Old (49% ABV) - The Essence of Suntory Single Grain Hakushu Rye Type 2018 4 Year Old (57% ABV) and The Essence of Suntory Single Grain Chita Wine Cask 16 Year Old 2018 (49% ABV).

The Essence of Suntory bottlings, are said to offer a surprising take on the whiskies from the three Japanese distilleries. The branding of the range has moved away from the iconic Suntory branding of their other single malt ranges, Yamazaki and Hakushu, in both shape, colour and labelling. With slim bottles and label designs showcasing modern Japanese art, they exemplify a fresh, adventurous new look for Suntory.

Commenting on the news, Makiyo Masa, Founder of Dekantā, said: “We have always prided ourselves on being able to bring an authentic Japanese whisky and cultural experience to customers worldwide, that they would only otherwise find on a visit to Japan. We’re delighted to offer these extremely exclusive limited release bottles to fans of Japanese whisky worldwide and congratulate Suntory on their creativity, which has brought such exciting diversity to their offering of Japanese whiskies.”

Ahead of its official release on February 27th, The Essence of Suntory Collection, will be available to pre-order exclusively from dekantā.com later this month. RRP’s (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush