When it comes to the world of whisky, Japan is a newcomer on the scene. But what they lack in history, they make up for in creativity, dynamism and multifaceted production techniques. While Japanese whiskies certainly take inspiration from the Scottish distilleries of old, they have well and truly found their own niche when it comes to flavour and character. Renowned as being delicate and lightly perfumed, with floral notes and a hint of honey, these smooth whiskies are perfect as an after-dinner drink or an evening indulgence.
In the age-old art of whisky making, Japanese whisky is a relative newcomer. Taking inspiration from traditional Scotch whisky techniques, the character profile of Japanese whiskies is comparable to the honeysuckle and toffee notes of the Lowland style and the fruity flavours of Speyside’s style.
Such is the quality of craft and the unique styles found in Japanese whisky, it’s no surprise to see that these spirits have spiralled in popularity and deservedly received much acclaim from the Western whisky market.
If you’re searching for Japanese whisky in the UK, look no further than the amazing selection of spirits available here at The Whisky World. We’re proud to stock brands that are renowned for their unique character profiles and high-quality whiskies, including Mars, Nikka Yoichi and Suntory Yamazaki to name but a few. If you’re new to Japanese whisky and would like further insight into the brands and flavours available, contact our team of experts for more information.