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Old Apr 9, 16, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by sucklingpig View Post
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What was the price at mitsukoshi in ginza for 17 and 21?

Thx a lot for the tip. I will be in tokyo in a couple of weeks.
I believe it was like 13,800 for the 21 and 6,300 for the 17, but don't quote me on it.
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Old Apr 10, 16, 5:02 am
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Airport Costco has a batch of Yamazaki 12 yr for $68.99. About 2.5 cases left, apparently no one is buying. LoL!
Which Airport?
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Old Apr 10, 16, 1:19 pm
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Old Apr 13, 16, 4:38 pm
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FWIW, a number of Southern California BevMos have Hibiki 17 in stock for $150.
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Old Apr 13, 16, 9:36 pm
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Originally Posted by toade View Post
FWIW, a number of Southern California BevMos have Hibiki 17 in stock for $150.
That's a good price, considering that the price in Japan is between $120-130 these days.
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Old Apr 13, 16, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by sucklingpig View Post
Hi there,

For anyone who has been to tokyo recently, is there still a lot of availability for taketsuru 17 and 21?

Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
In Japan right now. The bad news is that the store shelves are empty on the TK 17 & 21's (in comparison to January when it was well stocked). Everybody is telling me the same thing. There's no more aged Miyagikyo and Yoichi to create the blends. Found a couple in a Mom & Pop shops, slightly higher than the average (not crazy though). But sources tell me that Nikka might be soon announcing the end of the TK 17 & 21, while keeping the 12 and NAS. I hope they're wrong.
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Old Apr 14, 16, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Jigen666 View Post
In Japan right now. The bad news is that the store shelves are empty on the TK 17 & 21's (in comparison to January when it was well stocked). Everybody is telling me the same thing. There's no more aged Miyagikyo and Yoichi to create the blends. Found a couple in a Mom & Pop shops, slightly higher than the average (not crazy though). But sources tell me that Nikka might be soon announcing the end of the TK 17 & 21, while keeping the 12 and NAS. I hope they're wrong.

Hi Jigen666,

That's disappointing. I'll be in Tokyo this Wednesday. I'm thinking of making a trip to Yokohama to see if the supply is any better.

If you see any place that has Taketsuru 17 or 21, can you throw me a bone?

Thanks!
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Old Apr 15, 16, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by sucklingpig View Post
Hi Jigen666,

That's disappointing. I'll be in Tokyo this Wednesday. I'm thinking of making a trip to Yokohama to see if the supply is any better.

If you see any place that has Taketsuru 17 or 21, can you throw me a bone?

Thanks!
No problem! I'm not sure about Yokohama though, not going over that way. If you're OK without getting the fancy box (bottle only) you may have a better shot in the mom & pop shops.
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Old Apr 16, 16, 6:20 am
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Originally Posted by Jigen666 View Post
No problem! I'm not sure about Yokohama though, not going over that way. If you're OK without getting the fancy box (bottle only) you may have a better shot in the mom & pop shops.
I'm buying to drink. Dont care about box. Thx
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Old Apr 17, 16, 11:11 pm
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I'm buying to drink. Dont care about box. Thx
TK 17 - 7000 yen +tax
TK 21 - 15000 yen + tax
wine shop Yamamoto in Ebisu.
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Old Apr 17, 16, 11:56 pm
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Picked up TK21 at the distillery gift shop in Yoichi in Feb for around 15000.
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Originally Posted by Jigen666 View Post
TK 17 - 7000 yen +tax
TK 21 - 15000 yen + tax
wine shop Yamamoto in Ebisu.
Thx i will give that place a try.
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was digging through some old receipts. this is what the NT17 was in 2012 - granted the US$ to Yen was not nearly as good as it is now...but boy, times change on price and currency fx. it was 1850 in 2007.

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Old Apr 20, 16, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by Jigen666 View Post
TK 17 - 7000 yen +tax
TK 21 - 15000 yen + tax
wine shop Yamamoto in Ebisu.
If anyone's seriously interested, and willing to spend the $$$....

I saw a Taketsuru 25 for 70,000 (tax free) at Tokyu Dept store in Shibuya today. Those are hard to find, but man, you can buy 4 TK21's and 1 TK 17 for less than that (assuming you can find them). But the TK 25 is a unicorn, and I've already got one, so happy hunting.
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Originally Posted by Jigen666 View Post
If anyone's seriously interested, and willing to spend the $$$....

I saw a Taketsuru 25 for 70,000 (tax free) at Tokyu Dept store in Shibuya today. Those are hard to find, but man, you can buy 4 TK21's and 1 TK 17 for less than that (assuming you can find them). But the TK 25 is a unicorn, and I've already got one, so happy hunting.
Thx for the rec on yamamoto in ebisu. Picked up a couple bottles of tk21. Tk17 all gone. I saw that tk25 too but man thats a hard price to justify.

I spent the whole day visiting don quixote, bic camera and other department stores in shinjuku, ginza, tokyo station, shibuya. Supply is bone dry for aged stuff.
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