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The Story of Shirakawa, the World’s Rarest Japanese Single Malt Whisky

The world’s rarest Japanese whisky, Shirakawa 1958 Single Malt from Takara Shuzo Co. Ltd., was released on the 13th September 2022. But where does it come from and how has it developed its legendary reputation?Shirakawa 1958 is a single malt whisky from the lost Japanese distillery, Shirakawa, which was located 200km North of Tokyo, Japan. The whisky produced was rumoured to be exquisite, but destined only for blending and never to be captured as a...

Shirakawa, the World’s Rarest Japanese Single Malt Whisky

The world’s rarest Japanese whisky, Shirakawa 1958 Single Malt from Takara Shuzo Co. Ltd., was released on the 13th September 2022. But where does it come from and how has it developed its legendary reputation?Shirakawa 1958 is a single malt whisky from the lost Japanese distillery, Shirakawa, which was located 200km North of Tokyo, Japan. The whisky produced was rumoured to be exquisite, but destined only for blending and never to be captured as a...

Talisker Whisky Finished in Ice-Fractured Oak

Talisker has unveiled an exquisitely rare new Scotch whisky, Talisker Glacial Edge 45-Year-Old, the final release in a series of adventures in wild whisky making. The whisky was aged over four decades, weathering many winters before being finished in ice-fractured oak, a new experiment in whisky craft and a first for Talisker. Twelve of the Talisker distillery heavily charred American Oak casks were taken on a glacial voyage into the beautiful frozen lands of Canada’s...

Oldest Ever Brora Makes History at Distillers One Of One Auction

Brora Iris, donated by Diageo to the Distillers One Of One Charity Auction, has sold for £400,000 / $483,080 (including buyer’s premium), breaking the record for the highest price ever paid for a single bottle from the distillery. Sold at Hopetoun House, Edinburgh in partnership with Sotheby’s, the stunning work of art represents the eye of a Scottish Wildcat, the emblem of Brora Distillery, and is the oldest whisky ever to be released from the...

Oldest Whisky Existing to be Auctioned

Whisky believed to be distilled almost 200 years ago and sipped by a young Queen Victoria has been found behind a hidden cellar door in a 750 year old castle in Scotland. Understood to be the oldest known Scotch whisky in existence, it will soon be offered for sale at auction.  In late 2022, Bertie Troughton, Resident Trustee at Blair Castle in Perthshire, found a number of old bottles in an unassuming cellar room. Around...

Collecting Spirits and Liqueurs: Curating the Perfect Home Bar

The current cocktail renaissance has caused prices of some historic ingredients to rise sharply but at the same time collectors can still track down vintage bottles that have shown little appreciation in value at auctions. Top bars turn to collectors and traders to track down rare bottles while no home bar is complete without a well-thought-out selection of vintage cocktail ingredients. Isabel Graham-Yooll, Auction Director at Whisky.Auction, advises: Research!The word cocktail emerged in print in...

Macallan Unveils Salmon Conservation Sculpture

The Macallan Estate has unveiled a new contemporary art installation designed to raise global awareness of salmon conservation. Created by renowned American artist, Joseph Rossano, in collaboration with glass artists around the world, Salmon School consists of 300 mirrored glass fish, suspended in the air to replicate the movement of a school of wild salmon and designed to highlight the cultural and ecological importance of this species. The installation is the latest development in The...

Cultural Gifting in the Year of the Rabbit

Why has rare whisky become such a popular gift, particularly in Southeast Asian countries? Charles Beamish, CEO and Founder of Beamish International, explains Over the past decade, the global market for Scotch rare whisky has exploded. Buyers from around the world are appreciating the liquid as drinkers and collectors, and one of the most fascinating streams of new buyers are those buying it specifically for gifting. Across Southeast Asian countries, gift-giving traditions have begun to...

The Dalmore and V&A Dundee Partner in World-First Collaboration

The Dalmore Highland Single Malt and V&A Dundee have collaborated to create The Luminary Series: a collection of rare, limited-edition single malts presented by exceptional talent from the worlds of whisky and architectural design. Starting in 2022, the series will see the release of three editions, each containing two Luminary whiskies: The Rare and The Collectible. Each release in the Luminary Series brings visionary design talent to the fore through a bespoke showcase of a unique bottling by The Dalmore’s...

World’s Rarest Japanese Whisky to Be Made Available Worldwide

The World’s Rarest Japanese Whisky, Shirakawa 1958 Single Malt Japanese Whisky from Takara Shuzo Co. Ltd. will be released and distributed worldwide by Tomatin Distillery Co. Ltd from 13th September 2022. Shirakawa 1958 is a single malt whisky from the lost Japanese distillery, Shirakawa, which was located 200km North of Tokyo, Japan. The whisky produced was rumoured to be exquisite, but destined only for blending and never to be captured as a single malt until...

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