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Old May 22, 20, 11:42 pm
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Sokuhai


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Old May 23, 20, 4:11 pm
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bevmo has hakushu 12 (160+ bottles currently) shipping $119.99 at least to CA, not the best price after tax and shipping but better than many liquor stores
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Old May 24, 20, 12:18 pm
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A new shipment of Yamazaki 25 has also arrived, I believe this is the first time that particular bottle has been shipped to the US since 2014.
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Who got the Yama 25? Price?

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Old May 25, 20, 8:10 pm
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Originally Posted by joder View Post
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Who got the Yama 25? Price?
Very limited shops. Only 6 bottles in California I'm told. Price is whatever they charge for it. Probably well over 5k on average. Costco NYC did sell a bottle for $2k to one customer.
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Old May 26, 20, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Not in Japan at the moment but the yearly Suntory shipment has recently arrived here in the US so stores are stocking up.
My local Costco had a few bottles of Hibiki 17 at $159.99
Very interesting to see new shipments of the H17 even though it was 'discontinued' two years ago!
​​​​​​​Which Costco is this in the Bay Area, how is the stock? Would like to buy a couple bottles

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Old May 26, 20, 10:41 pm
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Originally Posted by doenutt View Post
Which Costco is this in the Bay Area, how is the stock? Would like to buy a couple bottles
I would imagine they are long gone. When they come to SoCal they are gone the same day. Usually a location gets only 6 and it is just 1 or 2 locations.
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Old May 27, 20, 10:24 am
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Yeah, a few weeks too late. The warehouse got 6 bottles which never left the manager's office. He also kept one for himself
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Old May 28, 20, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
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Can't believe the markups they put on..... more than 2x msrpÖ
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Old May 28, 20, 9:06 pm
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Came across an interesting piece on Japanese whiskies that might be of interest to others. It's a bit too close to home in places, right down to looking at the current inventory of Yamasaki 18 on the state liquor search website and considering if it's worth it. I would never consider booking a ticket just to load up on domestic only whiskies....

https://longreads.com/2019/10/29/jap...hisky-regrets/
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Old Jun 4, 20, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by rustykettel View Post
Came across an interesting piece on Japanese whiskies that might be of interest to others. It's a bit too close to home in places, right down to looking at the current inventory of Yamasaki 18 on the state liquor search website and considering if it's worth it. I would never consider booking a ticket just to load up on domestic only whiskies....

https://longreads.com/2019/10/29/jap...hisky-regrets/
that was a great read, thanks!
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Old Jun 4, 20, 7:19 am
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Fatherís Day 2020

Everyone geared up for a weekend of higher than usual chance of scoring something delicious? Even the bartender at the local Aeonís bar that sits across from the liquor shop said to check on Sunday Thereís a good chance Iíll find something from Yamazaki.
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Old Jun 4, 20, 8:35 am
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Everyone geared up for a weekend of higher than usual chance of scoring something delicious? Even the bartender at the local Aeonís bar that sits across from the liquor shop said to check on Sunday Thereís a good chance Iíll find something from Yamazaki.
👍🏻Thanks! Will check AEON liquor on Sunday. Been keeping an extra careful eye out as Fatherís day approaches. Just today I found that my local Daimaru department store has its lottery going again, Yamazaki 12 being the top prize for me. Price has increased a bit though. Also a steady flow of Minis.
Many 7-11 and Lawsonís convenience stores have been restocked with Yamazaki and Hakushu NAS 180ml but itís vanishing as fast as usual!

A Hibiki 17 popped up at a small local shop for 36000.... 🤔

Been hunting for a new or old Taketsuru but havenít seen any in what feels like 10 years, but that was in 2020 so I guess itís only been about 6 months! 🙄
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Old Jun 4, 20, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Miana View Post
Everyone geared up for a weekend of higher than usual chance of scoring something delicious? Even the bartender at the local Aeonís bar that sits across from the liquor shop said to check on Sunday Thereís a good chance Iíll find something from Yamazaki.
Thanks for the heads up! Another good reason to get out this weekend. However, my annual physical is Monday morning though, so any tasting may have to wait...
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Old Jun 5, 20, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by Mizunara View Post
Thanks for the heads up! Another good reason to get out this weekend. However, my annual physical is Monday morning though, so any tasting may have to wait...
You know this is conventional wisdom, but a doctor friend of mine advises you just go about your daily life - even drink as you would normally - as if not, you are really cheating yourself - you really want to get results either in a normal condition, or even stressed conditions....think about it - makes sense right?
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Old Jun 7, 20, 5:19 am
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Originally Posted by Miana View Post
Everyone geared up for a weekend of higher than usual chance of scoring something delicious? Even the bartender at the local Aeonís bar that sits across from the liquor shop said to check on Sunday Thereís a good chance Iíll find something from Yamazaki.
Not all AEONs are created equal maybe. Checked this morning but nothing at my local AEON Liquor. Seen posts onTwitter confirming thereís more than usual around this time of the year though so happy hunting!
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