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Consolidated "Buy Whiskey in Japan" thread (was: Haneda/Narita Duty Free Whiskey)

Consolidated "Buy Whiskey in Japan" thread (was: Haneda/Narita Duty Free Whiskey)

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Old Jul 7, 19, 6:32 am
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Originally Posted by james21_h View Post
There were still plenty of Nikka 12 at DF store just couple weeks ago at MSRP. My previous post show couple pictures I took at Haneda. And yes it is getting harder to find in the city but I believe DF stores at airports still have them in stock!!
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yep. plenty still available at the airport as of my outbound flight on thursday
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:24 pm
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Does anyone have any experience with Nikka Yoichi Single Malt? Iím seeing it at different places for around 4200 yen. Seems like a good price for an entry level NAS. Thanks!
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Old Jul 9, 19, 4:56 am
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Originally Posted by wyogold View Post
​​​​​​1) that was half a year ago
2) nikka discontinued the 12 since then

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Slightly off topic, but I was in London and Amsterdam last week and the DF stores at the airport all had Nikka 12 readily available. Not the best price at over 100 euros, but plenty of availability - probably at least 80 bottles
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Old Jul 12, 19, 12:17 pm
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Very lucky month, ended up with 3 bottles of Hibiki 30 after winning the Mitzukoshi lottery and having some great timing at the airport!

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Old Jul 12, 19, 1:57 pm
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Congratulations! That is one hell of a haul!
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Old Jul 13, 19, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Very lucky month, ended up with 3 bottles of Hibiki 30 after winning the Mitzukoshi lottery and having some great timing at the airport!
nicee!! you must be loaded hahaa
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Old Jul 26, 19, 11:09 am
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Narita T2 today

Scored the last Suntory bottle at Narita T2 this afternoon (via my flight attendant gf) and it was the uber rare Hakushu 18
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Old Jul 26, 19, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by 7473chad View Post
Scored the last Suntory bottle at Narita T2 this afternoon (via my flight attendant gf) and it was the uber rare Hakushu 18
Gorgeous bottle indeed. Was this by lottery or first come first serve? Morning or evening flight? (If you can find out the details)
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Old Jul 26, 19, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by PastisDetox View Post


Gorgeous bottle indeed. Was this by lottery or first come first serve? Morning or evening flight? (If you can find out the details)
Just pure luck. No lottery. Was around 3pm.
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Old Jul 26, 19, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Very lucky month, ended up with 3 bottles of Hibiki 30 after winning the Mitzukoshi lottery and having some great timing at the airport!
I bow before your whisky hunting greatness
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Old Jul 30, 19, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by 7473chad View Post
Scored the last Suntory bottle at Narita T2 this afternoon (via my flight attendant gf) and it was the uber rare Hakushu 18
Perks of having a FA girlfriend.
I reckon this is really good luck, aged Hakushus (lesser extent Yamazakis) are just rare stuff. Definitely have to go to Japan again before Olympics (and hopefully buy few more bottles home)
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Old Jul 31, 19, 1:49 am
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Originally Posted by antebellum View Post
Perks of having a FA girlfriend.
I reckon this is really good luck, aged Hakushus (lesser extent Yamazakis) are just rare stuff. Definitely have to go to Japan again before Olympics (and hopefully buy few more bottles home)
Funny enough I've been able to find enough aged Hakushus here (12 y/o in US) but not really Yamazakis.
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Old Jul 31, 19, 6:27 am
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My local family mart has some hakushu!
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Old Jul 31, 19, 9:03 am
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Funny enough I've been able to find enough aged Hakushus here (12 y/o in US) but not really Yamazakis.
Agree. H12s in the US are becoming easier to find. H18s still fairly difficult. Y12s show up everywhere these days.
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Old Jul 31, 19, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by 7473chad View Post
Agree. H12s in the US are becoming easier to find. H18s still fairly difficult. Y12s show up everywhere these days.
Agreed , they keep popping up at local Costcos. Strange for a supposedly discontinued bottle (H12). I wonder if they were just unloading the remaining stocks.
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