World WhiskiesIf you're looking to buy Indian whisky, Dutch Whisky, French whisky, Welsh Whisky or rare Japanese whisky online, Nicks Wine Merchants have whisky from every continent on earth assembled in one store. If you can't find it here, call us on 1800 069 295 and we'll try to track it down.
Another special Miyagikyo release for French retailer, La Maison du Whisky, France, specifically for the European market. In addition to Miyagikyo's typical characteristics of fresh fruitiness and Sherry cask notes, a finishing period in x Bourbon wood brings hints of vanilla. 46% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 46%
92Direct Import ReducedJAPAN
Reduced from $99.99
Here's one Japanese whisky we never expected to make its way into Australia. If you manage to secure one of these, congratulations: It will be a cause for conversation (and jealousy) amongst any collector with pretensions to completionism. Chita is the first new premium whisky brand that Suntory has launched in over a decade, and one which is usually only available in Japan's 'Nagoya' Prefecture as well as Suntory’s Whisky Shops in Osaka and Tokyo. Produced at Chita (aka "Sun Grain") Distillery, founded in 1972 and located in Aichi Prefecture, the whisky has been a regular source for blending with the award-winning Hibiki whiskies as well as other Suntory brands. There's not a great deal of information available regarding Chita - Suntory themselves remain silent with regard to production details. What is known is that the primary grain here is corn (though some malt is also used). Being corn based, like bourbon, the whisky is on the sweeter side. Reports have it that this is aged for around 12 years. There's unanimous praise across the web for this 'secret' gem, so we're extremely pleased to have secured an allocation. Other reviews... just like the nose, there is a bipolar feel to the shape of this grain, the delivery consumed by soft oils, yet a far more rigid note apparent, to which the oak appears to attach. 92.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016
- ABV 43%
- ABV 65.5%
An extremely rare offering from a now closed distillery. Distilled in 1982 by Ichiro Akuto and matured in a Sherry butt. Bottled in 2011 at cask strength 65.5% Alc./Vol. Very limited stocks.
Other reviews... ...Grain or malt, it makes no difference: excellent spirit plus excellent cask equals (as often as not) magnificence. 95.5 points This bottling for Whisky Live Tokyo 2011. Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2012size>
Almost unknown outside of Japan, Kirin's Single Grain is produced at the Fuji Gotemba distillery, opened in 1973 and owned by the Kirin Group. As iconic locations go, it's hard to beat this distillery's picturesque environ. The water source is rain and melted snow from the top of Mount Fuji. Maturation typically takes place in x-Bourbon barrels, and the focus here is on grain whisky. Released in February 2015, and produced via continuous still distillation followed by a second distillation in a kettle / doubler, this very rare 25 year old was bottled non-chill filtered at 46% ABV. One bottle only to sell. Other reviews... Gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2015.
- ABV 46%
- ABV 43%
Created by Suntory Chief Master Blender Shinji Fukuyo, this latest Yamazaki bottling blends several single malts from the distillery. Beautifully packaged, the bottle features imagery of Yamazaki’s barrel halls and the kanji characters for Yamazaki in gold.
NB: This is from a private collection and shows some slight handling marks to the outer box. The bottle is in excellent condition. One only to sell.