Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Japanese whisky specialist Dekantā, has announced the launch of their first private label bottling, as part of their third anniversary celebrations.

Eigashima 2011 Kikou – Ki Series (58.4% ABV) is a six and half year old, single cask, single malt Japanese whisky, which was finished in a cask that previously held Port Ellen Islay Scotch whisky.
Eigashima 2011 Kikou - Ki Series

The Eigashima 2011 Kikou – Ki Series, is the first in the Ki Series of independently bottled Japanese whiskies from Dekantā, so called because each whisky in the series will explore an aspect of life imbued with the Japanese concept of Ki - one of the most meaningful words in the Japanese language.

The Kikou bottling is named after the Japanese word for ‘climate’, celebrating one of the most vital parts of Japanese whisky making. Drawing on the Ukiyo-e style of Japanese art, the label depicts a chrysanthemum, a flower local to Akashi City park, which is the home of the Eigashima distillery.

Commenting on the launch, Makiyo Masa, Company Director at Dekantā, said: “We have come a long way in three years and are delighted to present such a unique independent bottling of Japanese whisky to the dekantā family worldwide. Closed in 1983, Port Ellen is now an eminent name in Scotch whisky, the Karuizawa of the Scotch whisky world. Our first private cask bottling marries the characteristics of two internationally renowned distillers.”

Limited to 300 bottles, Eigashima 2011 Kikou – Ki Series, will be available exclusively from dekanta.com from June 15th, for a RRP of $650.00.

Posted by Steve Rush