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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 Jun 13, 16, 3:24 am
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Folks,

Just back from Fukuoka and happy to report I have the most fruitful trip ever from a whiskey hunting perspective.
Did you visit Bar Kitchen in Fukuoka? I heard their bar have one the best collections of Japanese Whisky's in Japan, including the Ichiro's Malt Card Series, and Karuizawa's. At very reasonable prices.
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Old Jun 20, 16, 2:16 pm
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Just got a few Hibiki 17 from Costco @ $115 each!
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Old Jun 20, 16, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by LAX/HKG View Post
Just got a few Hibiki 17 from Costco @ $115 each!
Which one please?!
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Old Jun 20, 16, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by LAX/HKG View Post
Just got a few Hibiki 17 from Costco @ $115 each!
WHOA which one?!
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Old Jun 20, 16, 8:54 pm
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All these Costco reports have me desperately wishing the Louisville, CO location starts stocking Hibiki now that liquor laws have loosened up.
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Old Jun 21, 16, 11:00 am
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Which one please?!
The one in Azusa, CA. There was one bottle left after I grabbed my share. Not sure if they will restock.
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Old Jun 21, 16, 11:57 am
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Sapporo hunting ?

Aloha everyone.
I will be in Sapporo next month. Does any know any good whiskey stores or tips where I can find some rare Japanese whiskeys in Sapporo/Hokkaido area?
Thank you
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Old Jul 21, 16, 6:48 pm
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Hey everyone. I found hibiki 17 and hibiki 21 in osaka. 3 each. Shrugs. Not buying tho. 65000 for the 21 mad

Got a tip on the yamazaki 25.hopefully they can bring it to me in time

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Old Jul 22, 16, 9:12 am
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Jesus...65000 for the 21?!
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Old Jul 22, 16, 9:53 pm
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Jesus...65000 for the 21?!


And I thought it was insanely pricey at NRT Duty Free for ~50000 JPY.
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Old Jul 24, 16, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by Nyc32 View Post
Hey everyone. I found hibiki 17 and hibiki 21 in osaka. 3 each. Shrugs. Not buying tho. 65000 for the 21 mad

Got a tip on the yamazaki 25.hopefully they can bring it to me in time
How much was the hibiki 17?
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Old Aug 22, 16, 2:01 pm
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Bought Hibiki 17 from a grocery store (Seijo Ishii) when I was in Japan last week for Y12,000. It was selling for 20,000 at NRT. But, mine didn't come with a box. Haven't opened it yet. Hope it isn't a counterfeit. Do you guys think there is a chance of that?
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Old Aug 22, 16, 4:32 pm
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Do you guys think there is a chance of that?
Highly unlikely to be fake.
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Old Aug 22, 16, 5:44 pm
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Guys, new to this forum. I love japanese whiskey and have a goal of putting away some of these aged ones before they all disappear. Two weeks ago, Costco (No. Cali) released Hibiki 17s ($119) in small quantities to most of their branches. Found 6 at Mtn View and only got 1 thinking they would have more later but big mistake ---next day all gone. Got to talking to one of the guys re-stocking there and he said Livermore had 12, Redwood City 12, Fremont 6. I called them next day --all gone. I went to the Fremont branch anyway and was shocked to find Yamazaki 12s - two cases for $68 each. Harmonys are plentiful though. A lot of people are in the know that these aged jap whiskeys are getting harder to find and they're buying them up---I guess that was my point. Some asian grocery stores might have them. I went to a Marina Seafood store last week and found 6 Hibiki 12s ($120 orig --on sale for $99 lol --that's $40 more than Costco price but that's if u can find them) and 1 Hakushu 18 for $250. They're still around... at least for now.
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Old Aug 28, 16, 9:15 am
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I found some aged stuff at the 8-6-4 Ginza shop someone posted about earlier. 5 bottles of Yamazaki 12, but I didn't grab any since my buddy already had 5 bottles of his own. Only miniature bottles of Hibiki 17 were found at all the BIC Camera stores I went to.







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