Specialist Japanese whisky retailer dekanta has launched a new set of extremely rare Karuizawa whiskies, taken from some of the last casks left of the iconic whisky. 

The Japanese distillery has been closed since 2000 and as global interest in Japanese whisky has grown in recent years, demand for the stock from it has increased dramatically, along with the price of the remaining bottles, which have reached prices in the tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars on the secondary market.

The new private label bottling of rare Karuizawa single malt features hand-painted street art inspired by Japanese modern martial arts.

Each of the bottles includes art from one of three Japanese street artists, individually hand-painted by the original artists, and inspired by one of three modern Japanese martial arts: Kendo, Karate, and Sumo.