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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 15, 19, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by antebellum View Post
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)
Totally relevant to me :-) I have a friend down there now and I've begged him to bring me back a bottle of either (or both).

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Old Mar 15, 19, 8:44 pm
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You gotta love your coworker sometimes! He picked up all these for me yesterday afternoon at Narita terminal 1 around 1500! Can't believe he was that lucky to score Hibiki Kacho Fugetsu!!
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Old Mar 16, 19, 2:32 am
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Thats great! How much was the Hibiki Kacho Fugetsu?
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Old Mar 17, 19, 4:12 am
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Thanks for the tip diazawaguy, picked up a bottle of hibiki 17 for 36800 yen and a bottle of hibiki blenders choice for 19800 yen from Don Quixote in Naka Meguro, still had two of the 17s left as I was only allowed to buy one.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Migue Bolindo View Post
Thanks for the tip diazawaguy, picked up a bottle of hibiki 17 for 36800 yen and a bottle of hibiki blenders choice for 19800 yen from Don Quixote in Naka Meguro, still had two of the 17s left as I was only allowed to buy one.
that is an absurd price for the Blenders choice
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Old Mar 17, 19, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
that is an absurd price for the Blenders choice
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unfortunately Iíd probably pay that if I saw it cause I pay $130 now for masters select
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Old Mar 17, 19, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by broncophil View Post


unfortunately Iíd probably pay that if I saw it cause I pay $130 now for masters select
Master select is being sold for 10,000 yen at airport so $130 is about 40% markup but Blender's Choice is listed at 10,800 yen so 19,000 yen is almost doubled!! No wonder the prices are so jacked up....
BTW, Hibiki 21 Kacho is still 50,000 yen at the airport. It has not been changed since it was launched... ~4 years now. It looks like a bargain now compare to some prices I have seen posted here!
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Old Mar 17, 19, 9:48 pm
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Originally Posted by james21_h View Post
Master select is being sold for 10,000 yen at airport so $130 is about 40% markup but Blender's Choice is listed at 10,800 yen so 19,000 yen is almost doubled!! No wonder the prices are so jacked up....
BTW, Hibiki 21 Kacho is still 50,000 yen at the airport. It has not been changed since it was launched... ~4 years now. It looks like a bargain now compare to some prices I have seen posted here!
right. I can understand the markup for rare aged stuff like H21, but there's is absolutely no reason to pay 50-100% markup for NAS whiskys that are literally everywhere like Blenders and Master Select

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Old Mar 18, 19, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
right. I can understand the markup for rare aged stuff like H21, but there's is absolutely no reason to pay 50-100% markup for NAS whiskys that are literally everywhere like Blenders and Master Select

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i guess itís kinda like Blantons. I pass on it at $45 in California. but I see people paying $90-$100 in areas of the country.

re: the hibiki KL wines use to sell the harmony for $58, now its $70. So the masters select to me is totally worth what I pay all things considered cause itís much better than the harmony.

And how often are people actually seeing stock of the h21
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Old Mar 18, 19, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by broncophil View Post
re: the hibiki KL wines use to sell the harmony for $58, now its $70. So the masters select to me is totally worth what I pay all things considered cause itís much better than the harmony.

And how often are people actually seeing stock of the h21
costco still sells it for about $54. you might try asking a friend to grab the MS for you from duty free if you don't travel much. Ive seen it in at least 6 airports this month for < $90
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Old Mar 18, 19, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
costco still sells it for about $54. you might try asking a friend to grab the MS for you from duty free if you don't travel much. Ive seen it in at least 6 airports this month for < $90
One of my family member is flying through Canada today and found Hibiki MS at 113 Canadian (~85 USD) and plenty available! I will be stopping there later this week maybe I will pick up 1 or 2!
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Old Mar 18, 19, 1:43 pm
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Hyatt ichiro

Ichiro hyatt maduro.

my niece just stopped by there on my request. Sheís on vacation at that hotel coincidentally. I guess itís not sold out.

Itís a mix of world whiskies. I think I might pass at that price.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by james21_h View Post
One of my family member is flying through Canada today and found Hibiki MS at 113 Canadian (~85 USD) and plenty available! I will be stopping there later this week maybe I will pick up 1 or 2!
Canadian here. Care to share where that was?
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Old Mar 18, 19, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by BradnerBoy View Post
Canadian here. Care to share where that was?
airport ??

Speaking of airports you can only buy one flying out of an airport right? And not when youíre arriving?
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Old Mar 18, 19, 3:17 pm
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airport ??
Believe it or not, we have more than one!
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