Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > Asia > Japan
Reload this Page >

Consolidated "Buy Whiskey in Japan" thread (was: Haneda/Narita Duty Free Whiskey)

Consolidated "Buy Whiskey in Japan" thread (was: Haneda/Narita Duty Free Whiskey)

Reply

Old Feb 15, 19, 11:57 pm
  #1201  
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: MEL/YMML
Programs: LA Black, QF Platinum, CX Silver, A3 Gold, Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Gold
Posts: 56
Originally Posted by carpediemloh View Post
Donki Dotombori still have 8 mini Yama 12ís today but the price is •1,980 before tax/50ml *sweats*..
Outrageous. This is more expensive than the Conrad minibar! They're only •1,800 tax included.
antebellum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 17, 19, 7:19 am
  #1202  
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 13
Following daizawaguys lead trekked down to the Nakameguro Donki. Itís quite a ways from the station (maybe 10-15 minutes) but if you make the long trip down there youíll find quite a selection of Suntory and Nikkas, though again at substantial markups. (They had the Nikka Miyagikyo Manzanilla edition, among others.) So again, if youíre looking to pay retail, this is not your place; but if youíre tired of hunting with nothing to show for it, you will find quite a variety there. And plus thereís all kind of interesting restaurants in the area.
Tokyu Department store in Shibuya had NAS Hakushu and Hibiki today in stock. The randomness of these deliveries perplexes me to no end.
invalyd, daizawaguy and 7473chad like this.
PastisDetox is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 18, 19, 11:33 pm
  #1203  
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: MEL/YMML
Programs: LA Black, QF Platinum, CX Silver, A3 Gold, Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Gold
Posts: 56
Originally Posted by PastisDetox View Post
Following daizawaguys lead trekked down to the Nakameguro Donki. Itís quite a ways from the station (maybe 10-15 minutes) but if you make the long trip down there youíll find quite a selection of Suntory and Nikkas, though again at substantial markups. (They had the Nikka Miyagikyo Manzanilla edition, among others.) So again, if youíre looking to pay retail, this is not your place; but if youíre tired of hunting with nothing to show for it, you will find quite a variety there. And plus thereís all kind of interesting restaurants in the area.
Tokyu Department store in Shibuya had NAS Hakushu and Hibiki today in stock. The randomness of these deliveries perplexes me to no end.
Did someone say you need a Tokyu store-branded credit cards to buy those whisky at Tokyu Shibuya??
antebellum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 19, 19, 5:32 am
  #1204  
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 13
Antebellum, That was the previous time when I stopped by and they had Blenders Choice for purchase I f you had the credit card. These bottles were NAS, and there were no restrictions (aside from the usual one per customer limit)
PastisDetox is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 8:15 am
  #1205  
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 8
Originally Posted by antebellum View Post
Outrageous. This is more expensive than the Conrad minibar! They're only •1,800 tax included.
You donít say. Price gauging there foíshure.
carpediemloh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 11:15 am
  #1206  
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 102
I think most of aged Japanese whiskies are now dried out. Harder than ever to find them at retail prices now. I am pretty much giving up getting them at retail. All the efforts and train rides add the cost to it. I guess I will start enjoying what I got and stop the hunt! Been on the hunt since early 2015..!
7473chad likes this.
james21_h is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 11:06 pm
  #1207  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: トロント
Programs: AC E50K, Flying Blue, Accor Gold, ANA, Avios
Posts: 4,147
Was at Haneda week and did not get bother looking at the duty free whiskey as I knew what it would be like.

Perhaps off topic but I am in Taiwan right now and the hotel I am staying in has a large whiskey store (almost museum like) with more Japanese whisky than I have ever seen in my life. Debating buying some Ichiro double malt which I can never find in Japan. They have scads of it here.

One video claimed it is Asia’s largest collection, and I certainly believe it



mapleg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 19, 11:13 pm
  #1208  
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 102
Originally Posted by mapleg View Post
Was at Haneda week and did not get bother looking at the duty free whiskey as I knew what it would be like.

Perhaps off topic but I am in Taiwan right now and the hotel I am staying in has a large whiskey store (almost museum like) with more Japanese whisky than I have ever seen in my life. Debating buying some Ichiro double malt which I can never find in Japan. They have scads of it here.

One video claimed it is Asiaís largest collection, and I certainly believe it

Ď

Where is that in Taiwan? I will be there next month! Would like to check it out!
james21_h is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 23, 19, 1:22 am
  #1209  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: トロント
Programs: AC E50K, Flying Blue, Accor Gold, ANA, Avios
Posts: 4,147
Hotel Kuva Chateau in Zhongli area. it’s about 10 minutes walk from A21 station on airport MTR Huanbei station. basically opposite direction from airport than Taipei, but not along ride from airport.

Found this video. Pm me if you need more. Prices are not cheap, but selection...wow and I mean WOW.

Store opens 1pm.


Last edited by mapleg; Feb 23, 19 at 1:27 am Reason: U
mapleg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 23, 19, 5:21 pm
  #1210  
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 74
Here's my summary of what I`d be stocking up pre-Olympics:

Yamazaki Limited 2017 Yen 30,000 Amazon
Nikka 12 (Still available at Yen 5,800 around town, but already Yen 11,800 on Amazon)
Any Hibiki - available occasionally at list for NAS and Blender's choice, but this will be the dram in most demand at Olympic time, IMHO
Nikka From the Cask - Yen 2,400 but predict the will be sold or double by Olympic time

I also predict Suntory`s Royal, long available pretty widely, will be the next to see shortages, and price increase ahead of the Olympics
daizawaguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 19, 9:38 am
  #1211  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SFO
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Alaska 75k, Marriott Plat
Posts: 872
Well this is a first, saw a Hibiki 30 at the 7-11, right below the $5 wine 😂

invalyd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 19, 10:08 am
  #1212  
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 102
Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Well this is a first, saw a Hibiki 30 at the 7-11, right below the $5 wine 😂

Hahaha, that's so funny! Can't believe 7-11 can jack up prices!!?? I mean the MSRP for Yamazaki NAS 180ml is like Y1200. Just wow!!
james21_h is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 19, 4:26 pm
  #1213  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: EUG/PDX
Programs: AS MVP Au, UA Ag, Marriott Ti, HH Ag, Nexus, Pilot FlyingJ Preferred, *$ Au
Posts: 3,849
Originally Posted by james21_h View Post
Hahaha, that's so funny! Can't believe 7-11 can jack up prices!!?? I mean the MSRP for Yamazaki NAS 180ml is like Y1200. Just wow!!
Note that the increased price tags use a different style than the others such as Chita.
rustykettel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 28, 19, 7:41 pm
  #1214  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Between DCA and IAD
Programs: UA 1K MM; Hilton Diamond
Posts: 50,649
Hibiki Harmony for Y15000? LOL. I can get it easily in the States for about half that. Someone is really optimistic in their pricing...
7473chad likes this.
exerda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 28, 19, 10:24 pm
  #1215  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: TYO
Programs: UA MM *G, NH Plat/SFC, HH Diamond, GE
Posts: 131
Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
Here's my summary of what I`d be stocking up pre-Olympics:
Nikka 12 (Still available at Yen 5,800 around town, but already Yen 11,800 on Amazon)
Nikka is discontinuing The Nikka 12, so you better act fast!
https://bit.ly/2EEzDLK
groovbusta is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread