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)

    Hide Wikipost
Old Nov 28, 19, 9:07 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: armagebedar
Wiki Link
This thread is about where to find whiskey in Japan. Extended discussion about where to find Japanese whiskey elsewhere is off topic and will be removed.

Per FlyerTalk rule 10, nothing may be bought, sold, or traded on this forum:

FlyerTalk is not a marketplace and nothing may be offered for sale or barter. The exception to this rule is those items in the Coupon Connection (C.C.) Forum, which is governed by specific posting rules, and access to which is granted once you have achieved 180 posts and 180 days as a member.
Print Wikipost

Old Mar 6, 19, 8:16 am
  #1231  
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 174
Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
They pop up at Yamaya sometimes , but you make a good point, not as often as Suntory whiskies.
I have not seen them at any department stores for retail prices for I would say a year or so. Last time I saw them at retail was in 2016 at a local AEON mall. Still remember duty free stores were selling them for Y3500 and Y6000 back in 2015.... What a smoking deal back then compared to Suntory products!! Only if I had time machine....
james21_h is offline  
Old Mar 7, 19, 5:30 am
  #1232  
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: MEL/YMML
Programs: QF Gold, CX Green, A3 Gold, Hilton Gold, Hyatt Discoverist, Amex Platinum
Posts: 245
Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
This is a "world" blend, right - "The new blend will feature liquid from distilleries located in the five largest whisky-making regions around the world, namely Scotland, Japan, Ireland, Canada, and the USA. Suntory and it's US arm, Beam Suntory, own a large number of distilleries, including Laphroaig, Bowmore, Tyrconnell, and many other brands."
Which also includes Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Maker's Mark and Canadian Club. Ao might tastes exactly like pouring some Jim Beam into a glass of Yamazaki.
antebellum is offline  
Old Mar 7, 19, 6:40 am
  #1233  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: LHR, NRT
Programs: HH, BD
Posts: 8,744
Originally Posted by antebellum View Post
Which also includes Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Maker's Mark and Canadian Club. Ao might tastes exactly like pouring some Jim Beam into a glass of Yamazaki.
It might taste like mixing your Hibiki with your Knob.
omarr and DGibb like this.
jib71 is offline  
Old Mar 7, 19, 1:38 pm
  #1234  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 48
Couldn't find an answer on this but are the Hibiki 21 LE (Kacho Fugetsu) only available at Tokyo and Osaka airports exclusively? And not other airports or retailers in Japan or worldwide?
clin31 is offline  
Old Mar 7, 19, 6:09 pm
  #1235  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SFO
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Alaska 75k, Marriott Plat
Posts: 1,218
Originally Posted by clin31 View Post
Couldn't find an answer on this but are the Hibiki 21 LE (Kacho Fugetsu) only available at Tokyo and Osaka airports exclusively? And not other airports or retailers in Japan or worldwide?
Yes, or duty free shops in Tokyo.
invalyd is offline  
Old Mar 8, 19, 7:29 am
  #1236  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: ARN
Programs: Bit of this, bit of that
Posts: 444
Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Yes, or duty free shops in Tokyo.
Whats availability like for it out of curiosity? Assuming its quite variable.
Have the H17 Kacho and would very much like to add the 21 to the collection.
flylonghaul is offline  
Old Mar 8, 19, 11:15 am
  #1237  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 48
Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Yes, or duty free shops in Tokyo.
Any idea if availability is better at these Duty Free stores than at the airport?
clin31 is offline  
Old Mar 8, 19, 4:25 pm
  #1238  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SFO
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Alaska 75k, Marriott Plat
Posts: 1,218
Originally Posted by clin31 View Post
Any idea if availability is better at these Duty Free stores than at the airport?
Airport is better, DF shops in the city are usually sold out.
james21_h likes this.
invalyd is offline  
Old Mar 10, 19, 4:37 am
  #1239  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SFO
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Alaska 75k, Marriott Plat
Posts: 1,218
Was able to grab 4 Hibiki Kacho at Narita today, they just have slips now for each bottle and you take one and pay at the counter. I guess they got tired of telling people how many are left!
flylonghaul likes this.
invalyd is offline  
Old Mar 10, 19, 2:39 pm
  #1240  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 48
Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Was able to grab 4 Hibiki Kacho at Narita today, they just have slips now for each bottle and you take one and pay at the counter. I guess they got tired of telling people how many are left!
What time was your flight? I was there recently on a late afternoon flight and they were sold out
Trying to figure out if morning flights are better
clin31 is offline  
Old Mar 10, 19, 7:52 pm
  #1241  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SFO
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Alaska 75k, Marriott Plat
Posts: 1,218
I was there at noon but don't think it matters too much. The shops don't re-stock every morning as some people suggest.
invalyd is offline  
Old Mar 11, 19, 7:04 pm
  #1242  
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 5
Any sightings of hibiki 17 anywhere in Tokyo?
Migue Bolindo is offline  
Old Mar 12, 19, 5:46 am
  #1243  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SFO
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Alaska 75k, Marriott Plat
Posts: 1,218
Originally Posted by Migue Bolindo View Post
Any sightings of hibiki 17 anywhere in Tokyo?
Liqours Express Ginza 37,000 (no box) and a small liqour shop near Ookoyama station also had it for 42,000

You're unlikely to find it for cheaper in Tokyo
invalyd is offline  
Old Mar 12, 19, 6:37 am
  #1244  
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 121
daizawaguy is offline  
Old Mar 12, 19, 7:46 am
  #1245  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SFO
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Alaska 75k, Marriott Plat
Posts: 1,218
Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
Wow, a whole 1000 cheaper
invalyd is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: