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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 Mar 14, 19, 5:27 am
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Originally Posted by Migue Bolindo View Post
Hasegawa liquors has the hibiki 17 listed for 49,800 yen and the hibiki 30 for 458,000 yen. Quite the mark up. Where exactly was that hibiki 17 for 35,900 yen posted earlier found at?
That was at Don Quixote Naka Meguro
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Old Mar 14, 19, 5:32 am
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BTW, Ginza BIG now have Hibiki Blenders Choice for below list...
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Old Mar 14, 19, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Not a problem , most of us have already stocked up years ago while you hunting for Harmony NAS
That's cold bro! That's cold! Probably partially true tho. When Harmony NAS first came out and it was 3,500 yen and I didn't even bother to waste my time and I will not waste my time at all specially now at 5k-7k yen. I bought H17 and H21 without having second thoughts at 10,000 and 25,000 yen just two years ago. But I have been a big fan of the Nikka 12 from the start when it was around 3,500 yen! Still buying at 6,000 yen now all day!
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Old Mar 14, 19, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by james21_h View Post
That's cold bro! That's cold! Probably partially true tho. When Harmony NAS first came out and it was 3,500 yen and I didn't even bother to waste my time and I will not waste my time at all specially now at 5k-7k yen. I bought H17 and H21 without having second thoughts at 10,000 and 25,000 yen just two years ago. But I have been a big fan of the Nikka 12 from the start when it was around 3,500 yen! Still buying at 6,000 yen now all day!
I remember your posts on here from back in 2016 when H17 was still easily available at •10,000. Glad I stocked up then, we've definitely witness the prices skyrocket, I can only imagine how someone who just started hunting recently must feel!
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Old Mar 14, 19, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
BTW, Ginza BIG now have Hibiki Blenders Choice for below list...
What is list nowadays? $100 usd?

Also im staying in Ginza in April, any nice FTers wanna give this first timer in Tokyo any tips?

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Old Mar 14, 19, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by broncophil View Post


What is list nowadays? $100 usd?

Also im staying in Ginza in April, any nice FTers wanna give this first timer in Tokyo any tips?

There's about 85 pages worth of tips in the thread...
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Old Mar 14, 19, 9:55 am
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Old Mar 14, 19, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by broncophil View Post


What is list nowadays? $100 usd?

Also im staying in Ginza in April, any nice FTers wanna give this first timer in Tokyo any tips?

What kind of tips are you looking for?
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Old Mar 14, 19, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
That's a nice Rolex Daytona worth of whisky
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Old Mar 14, 19, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Whisky Porn.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by kiokujai View Post
What kind of tips are you looking for?
i booked the hyatt in Ginza to keep my wife busy. Mainly looking for bourbon I canít get in the states also the only Hibiki Iím really interested in is blenders choice

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Old Mar 14, 19, 6:05 pm
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Originally Posted by broncophil View Post


i booked the hyatt in Ginza to keep my wife busy. Mainly looking for bourbon I canít get in the states also the only Hibiki Iím really interested in is blenders choice

thx
Great hotel. BiG is only about 3 minutes walk from the Centric, they also have an excellent selection of Bourbon, I'm not an expert on bourbon but I lot of people go there for Blanton's Gold etc. so it should be a good starting point for you. Otherwise hop on the Maranouchi line at Ginza station and head over 1 stop to Tokyo station to check out Hasegawa.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 1:29 am
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Originally Posted by james21_h View Post
But I have been a big fan of the Nikka 12 from the start when it was around 3,500 yen! Still buying at 6,000 yen now all day!
I couldn't agree more... great "cost/performance" ratio and love that it's a Japan only release.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 1:35 am
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Has anyone tasted or bought the Ichiro's Malt "Maduro" Grand Hyatt release? Limited to 300 bottles, but not sure if it's worth the 63,000 yen price.
https://www.tokyo.grand.hyatt.co.jp/...-ichiros-malt/
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Old Mar 15, 19, 9:40 am
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Probably not related, but Heinemann duty free at SYD T1 has plenty of Hibiki Master's Select available for A$138 each, or limited edition for A$258 each. (March 2019)
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