When we come to talk about whisky, what matters most is inside the bottle. But what if we gave as much importance to the flask itself? As Christmas approaches, discover our selection of some of the most beautiful bottles of Japanese whisky currently available on the market.
A good bottle of whisky is always a safe bet when it comes to find the right gift idea for the most epicureans, gourmets and curious among us. However a good whisky is sometime not enough for a perfect gift: it also has to be a beautiful object to make a strike. Even if "beautiful" is, by definition, highly subjective, we believe that the search for beautiful and good finds a certain echo among Japanese productions.
Discover our selection, for this Christmas, of 5 Japanese Whisky bottles who may seduce your eyes as much as your palate.
Our selection of the 5 most beautiful Japanese Whisky bottles in 2021
Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Probably the most obvious choice. The fame of the Suntory blend is due as much to the indisputable quality of Hibiki whiskies as to the magnificent decanter that host them. Composed of 24 facets representing the 24 seasons of the Japanese lunar calendar, the Hibiki bottle leaves no one indifferent, from opening the package to opening the bottle.
Find the Hibiki Japanese Harmony on Uisuki (€ 98)
Fuji Single Blended
Produced at the Mount Fuji Distillery, owned by the Kirin group well known for the Japanese beer of the same name, this whisky is available in Europe since a few weeks and stands out for its 100% Japanese origin with a mixture of grain whiskies and malt whiskies produced by the distillery. The bottle itself stands out for its elegance but above all for the presence of a small Mount Fuji in the glass base of the bottle.
Find the Fuji Single Blended on Uisuki (€ 51)
Kujira 12 year-old Sherry Cask
Kujira whisky stands out for two reasons: it is an unusual grain whiskies who uses rice as cereal and it is presented in an elegant and distinctive bottle. With its rectangular edges and its typically Japanese washi paper label illustrating a whale, the Kujira 12 year-old Sherry Cask is undoubtedly a beautiful bottle. And a really good whisky with true Japanese roots, inspired by the know-how of the Awamori.
Find the Kujira 12 year-old Sherry Cask on Uisuki (€ 185)
Okayama Triple Cask
Produced at the Miyashita distillery, Okayama whiskies are still quite unknown but are promising representatives of these new Japanese whisky distilleries that have appeared over the past 6 years. The Triple Cask is, as its name suggests, made with single malts aged in 3 different types of casks (Sherry, Brandy and Mizunara). A nice whisky highlighted in a beautiful bottle with an original shape and an elegant japanese style label.
Find the Okayama Triple Cask on Uisuki (€ 165)
The Nikka Tailored
Nikka's response to Suntory's Hibiki. Nikka here takes up the main principles of his competitor's bestseller and successfully reinterprets them around a blend composed largely of the productions of its two distilleries (Yoichi and Miyagikyo) in a bottle with a distinctive decanter design.
Find The Nikka Tailored on Uisuki (€ 105)
Nice bottles are not whisky-exclusive. Discover a sake and a gin that may seduce lovers of all beautiful and good Japanese products.
Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo
High-end sake from the Shirakabegura brewery, this Junmai Daiginjo ticks all the boxes of what a beautiful bottle is! Brewed from the famous Yamada Nishiki rice, awarded at the International Wine Challenge and made with a high level of rice polishing, this bottle is also adorned with gold and offered in a box that underlines the exceptional character of this sake.
Find the Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo on Uisuki (€ 59 in 64 cl)
Particularly prolific in beautiful bottles, the Suntory group applies its aesthetic approach beyond whisky. In a bottle with an original shape and motifs, the Haku Gin particularly stands out. In the same vein, we could also have mentioned Roku Gin… and we just did.