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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 26, 19, 9:41 am
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Glad I stocked up at ¥15000, can't imagine paying 40k for a H17
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Old Mar 26, 19, 5:24 pm
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Asked one of my buddies who was flying out of KIX yesterday morning to look up for those airport LE bottles... no luck at around 0630 in the morning.... oh well, bought myself couple Hibiki master select kacho edition at $230 usd each and a few Kavalan solist year of boar special edition ( sherry and vinho cake) in Taiwan for $105 usd per. I guess my suitcase will still be full this trip!
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Old Mar 26, 19, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by james21_h View Post
Asked one of my buddies who was flying out of KIX yesterday morning to look up for those airport LE bottles... no luck at around 0630 in the morning.... oh well, bought myself couple Hibiki master select kacho edition at $230 usd each and a few Kavalan solist year of boar special edition ( sherry and vinho cake) in Taiwan for $105 usd per. I guess my suitcase will still be full this trip!
what airport was this at? its 230 for the master kacho now huh? damn.. i saw there were some at LAX a month ago for $130 (a post on IG)
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Old Mar 26, 19, 11:11 pm
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Originally Posted by broncophil View Post
what airport was this at? its 230 for the master kacho now huh? damn.. i saw there were some at LAX a month ago for $130 (a post on IG)
they are $180 at LAX
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Old Mar 27, 19, 4:06 am
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Funny thing happened as I was checking out some Yamazaki 12 mini bottles at Takashimaya Nihonbashi this evening. The gentleman in front of me was checking out two bottles of Ichiro (one was the elusive peated version?) despite the fact that there were none on the shelves when I walked in. Could this be an example of the shop saving Ichito for its best customers, or those with the dept store credit card? They must’ve brought them in from the storeroom as they would’ve been long gone had they been on regular display.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 4:37 am
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Any recent sightings of the H17, H21, Y18, Nikka 12, or Hibiki Blenders Choice in Tokyo? I've been scouring stores (albeit in tourist areas) and can't seem to find them!
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Old Mar 27, 19, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by Canadaguy42 View Post
Any recent sightings of the H17, H21, Y18, Nikka 12, or Hibiki Blenders Choice in Tokyo? I've been scouring stores (albeit in tourist areas) and can't seem to find them!
Hibiki BC was at Hasegawa last week, but perhaps sold out? BIG had them too...not sure this week...worth a try
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Old Mar 27, 19, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Canadaguy42 View Post
Any recent sightings of the H17, H21, Y18, Nikka 12, or Hibiki Blenders Choice in Tokyo? I've been scouring stores (albeit in tourist areas) and can't seem to find them!
plenty of recent sightings... just depends how much you're willing to pay.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 12:59 am
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
plenty of recent sightings... just depends how much you're willing to pay.
Willing to pay a bit more - where would you recommend?
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Old Mar 28, 19, 2:14 am
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Nikka 12 May still be available for retail at department stores, though obviously availability will fluctuate from day to day.

If paying 2x or 3x is no problem for you then in terms of availability Don Quijote has oodles of ‘em, (Hibiki 17 and BC) though the prices (as invalyd has pointed out) are quite insane ... you could also try the liquor shop in Shibuya near the LABI electronics store, but expect to pay a hefty premium there as well.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 5:12 am
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Narita terminal 2 has Hibiki Master select for 10000yen and hibiki 21 for 50000 yen. Picked up both and a Nikka kabuto for 5000 yen for a gift. Have to get a card and take to register and only 1 per customer. Had to use my wife for the transaction.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by Canadaguy42 View Post
Willing to pay a bit more - where would you recommend?
Liqours Express will have everything you want for a price. I normally wouldn't recommend this even for tourists as you can find much better prices in the US, but as it seems you might be from Canada, I know it's much harder to find the good stuff there.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by Migue Bolindo View Post
Narita terminal 2 has Hibiki Master select for 10000yen and hibiki 21 for 50000 yen. Picked up both and a Nikka kabuto for 5000 yen for a gift. Have to get a card and take to register and only 1 per customer. Had to use my wife for the transaction.
Its usually one of each bottle type per person. Sadly I find T2 to be a lot worse for inventory than T1.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 7:02 pm
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Originally Posted by broncophil View Post
Haha. My bad.

Vancouver international airport has it for sure.

Someone by the name of scotchrekimages on ig just posted that there were plenty, but going fast
Yup. But only at US departures section of YVR. Was just through Intl departures and there were none.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Kilian Zoll View Post
I don't visit SIN more than about once a month (and never see the bottles any more), but I pass by the duty free at HKG on a weekly basis and haven't seen any Hibiki or Yamazaki NAS since at least a year ago from what I can recall. It's silly really.
My wife is cabin crew for CX. Hibiki MS can be found on a very rare basis at HKIA. Maybe 8-10x a year only and they go within days.
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