The history of Japanese whiskey back in 1920s involves pioneers who had studied the art of distilling in Scotland before bringing the knowledge back to Japan to serve the domestic market. Developed and produced in Japan, it is a style of whisky initially created for Japanese people. It has since received acclaim in international competitions which resulted in Japan’s distillers to expand into overseas market.
Crafted in the Scottish style, the Japanese whiskies produced are blended, single malt as well as blended malt whiskies, in addition to special bottles and limited editions that appeals well to collectors. Generally said to be more similar to Scotch whiskey, Japanese whiskey is delicate and perfumed with honeyed sweetness, and notable smoke from the peat. Perfect to sit back and sip neat after a long day, some can also be enjoyed on the rocks or in cocktails. Explore the range of Japanese whiskies in iShopChangi, Singapore’s online duty-free shopping.