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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 Nov 4, 18, 3:47 pm
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I have a friend who will be leaving soon from Narita Airport. I was wondering for anyone who has recently departed from Narita Airport, was the Hibiki 21 available at duty free shops, if so are they the special edition bottles at 50,000 yen. I plan to have my friend purchase one for me if possible. Any response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old Nov 4, 18, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by kenshinxl85 View Post
I have a friend who will be leaving soon from Narita Airport. I was wondering for anyone who has recently departed from Narita Airport, was the Hibiki 21 available at duty free shops, if so are they the special edition bottles at 50,000 yen. I plan to have my friend purchase one for me if possible. Any response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
They are currently sold out, and the employees probably get asked a few hundred times a day, so expect a rude response. I heard HND is stocked this week. It's always a lottery either way.
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Old Nov 5, 18, 5:24 am
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expect a rude response.
Really?
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Old Nov 5, 18, 5:28 am
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Browsed Ginza today and lucky enough to spot NFTB for 2400 so snapped one up to drink before I fly home (only saw it at one other place.... for 3980). Also Nikka 12 for 6000 which I know is not brilliant, but about as good as you'll find in the few places that still have it (I only saw it at one other for the same price). Back home on Wednesday so I'll try and check the airport for anything obvious if I'm awake.

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Old Nov 6, 18, 6:08 pm
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All empty at NRT and poor prices on everything else. Masters select in a few places



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Old Nov 8, 18, 7:00 am
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My go to shop in Japan has them on sale again but this time with premiums.... They were Y27,000 each back in Feb... I asked my friend grabbed Hibiki 21 since it is still ok price. Crazy how things changed...
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Old Nov 8, 18, 9:22 am
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Was lucky enough to pick up one of the Essence of Suntory Yamazaki Peated Malt direct from a bar manager this evening.

Looking forward to giving it a trial run.
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Old Nov 8, 18, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by james21_h View Post


My go to shop in Japan has them on sale again but this time with premiums.... They were Y27,000 each back in Feb... I asked my friend grabbed Hibiki 21 since it is still ok price. Crazy how things changed...
still a decent price for the H21.
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Old Nov 8, 18, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by james21_h View Post

My go to shop in Japan has them on sale again but this time with premiums.... They were Y27,000 each back in Feb... I asked my friend grabbed Hibiki 21 since it is still ok price. Crazy how things changed...
Where is the shop? I can't found any suntory year whiskey last time ...

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Old Nov 8, 18, 11:54 am
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you must not be looking that hard because Suntory whisky is more available than ever.

it just depends how much you're willing to pay.
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Old Nov 8, 18, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
you must not be looking that hard because Suntory whisky is more available than ever.

it just depends how much you're willing to pay.
Or the quality you're desiring.. pints of Suntory Kakubin are readily availably at just about any konbini.

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Old Nov 8, 18, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by rustykettel View Post
Or the quality you're desiring.. pints of Suntory Kakubin are readily availably at just about any konbini.

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I would gladly bring back a liter of Kaku to make highballs at home if I weren't always so short on luggage space!
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Old Nov 8, 18, 2:05 pm
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@james21_h Any idea of the price of the standard NAS Hibiki at the right of the photo?
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Old Nov 8, 18, 2:07 pm
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I would gladly bring back a liter of Kaku to make highballs at home if I weren't always so short on luggage space!
Unlike many of the other stuff, it's not imported into the US either. So that makes it rare, sort of..

I hear you on the luggage space. Duty free is usually a ripoff, but I can keep the tampersealed bottles in my carryon for my connecting flights in the US.
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Old Nov 8, 18, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
@james21_h Any idea of the price of the standard NAS Hibiki at the right of the photo?
I think it's around Y7,000. Not 100% sure!
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