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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)

Old May 14, 17, 7:27 am
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Yamazaki Limited 2017

Any idea when the new Yamazaki 2017 Limited Edition will be released?
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Old May 19, 17, 6:42 am
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Has anyone been to the Nikka Yoichi Distillery lately? If so, can you get any special bottles that are hard to find elsewhere or better prices? I'll be hunting around Sapporo if there are any suggestions - I'll post back my findings.
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Old May 19, 17, 7:06 am
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Originally Posted by davedimes View Post
Has anyone been to the Nikka Yoichi Distillery lately? If so, can you get any special bottles that are hard to find elsewhere or better prices? I'll be hunting around Sapporo if there are any suggestions - I'll post back my findings.
I was there a 2-3 weeks ago (22/04) The Nikka 12 was cheaper in the supermarket close to the rail station.

From memory we got a bottle of Nikka Yoichi 2000's for 6480yen. Other than that there wasn't much else we felt like we needed to buy.

I would recommend the paid tasting bar. They had some very good whisky's there that are no longer available to purchase.

Matt
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Old May 19, 17, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by MHendo84 View Post
I was there a 2-3 weeks ago (22/04) The Nikka 12 was cheaper in the supermarket close to the rail station.

From memory we got a bottle of Nikka Yoichi 2000's for 6480yen. Other than that there wasn't much else we felt like we needed to buy.

I would recommend the paid tasting bar. They had some very good whisky's there that are no longer available to purchase.

Matt
Thanks Matt!
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Old May 21, 17, 8:55 pm
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I just picked up Hibiki 17 in a local store in a small town in Japan for 10000 JPY. extremely excited!
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Old May 25, 17, 9:30 pm
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I was at the Yamazaki Distillery and they were selling the 2017 limited edition Yamazaki for 10800.
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Old May 27, 17, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by Evident View Post
I just picked up Hibiki 17 in a local store in a small town in Japan for 10000 JPY. extremely excited!
Bargain!

Do you happen to know the name of the town just for reference?
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Old May 30, 17, 11:49 am
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Found some Hakushu 12 for $81 at a grocery store called Pavilions in Newport Beach, CA. Same price at Spec's in Houston, TX.
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Old Jun 2, 17, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by ralphs View Post
Found some Hakushu 12 for $81 at a grocery store called Pavilions in Newport Beach, CA. Same price at Spec's in Houston, TX.
Widely available, and not that great a deal (Costco has it for $68).
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Widely available, and not that great a deal (Costco has it for $68).
Thanks for the info. I went to 10 Los Angeles area Costcos and could not find Hakushu 12.
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Old Jun 2, 17, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Widely available, and not that great a deal (Costco has it for $68).
I think that's a bit of an exaggeration. On a scale ranging from "widely available" to "impossible to find," Hakushu 12 is much closer to the "impossible to find" end than the "widely available" end: I'd place it in the "hard to find" range (Grey Goose is "widely available"). I'd agree that it's easier to find than other Japanese product with age statement, though.
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Old Jun 2, 17, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by jpdx View Post
I think that's a bit of an exaggeration. On a scale ranging from "widely available" to "impossible to find," Hakushu 12 is much closer to the "impossible to find" end than the "widely available" end: I'd place it in the "hard to find" range (Grey Goose is "widely available"). I'd agree that it's easier to find than other Japanese product with age statement, though.
I agree. And splitting hairs over 13 bucks. Please. Under 100 for this is a deal.
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I agree. And splitting hairs over 13 bucks. Please. Under 100 for this is a deal.
There's at least 5 stores within a mile of me here in downtown SF who have Hakushu available for under $100, so I would consider it widely available. It is one of the easiest age statement J-whiskeys to find imo.
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
There's at least 5 stores within a mile of me here in downtown SF who have Hakushu available for under $100, so I would consider it widely available. It is one of the easiest age statement J-whiskeys to find imo.
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Old Jun 6, 17, 8:02 pm
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Nikka Distillery

Originally Posted by MHendo84 View Post
I was there a 2-3 weeks ago (22/04) The Nikka 12 was cheaper in the supermarket close to the rail station.

From memory we got a bottle of Nikka Yoichi 2000's for 6480yen. Other than that there wasn't much else we felt like we needed to buy.

I would recommend the paid tasting bar. They had some very good whisky's there that are no longer available to purchase.

Matt
I had visited the distillery on 31 May, all NAS........ but had a great time there.

Besides bought the Yamazaki 18 LE for 50000 Yen at Narita. Was trying my luck for Yamazaki 2017 Limited Edition but had been told it wasnt available in Narita Airport.

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