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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 28, 19, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
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.
I actually head down to NYC and Chicago semi-frequently - any recommendations in those cities for stores selling those whiskies?
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Old Mar 28, 19, 9:06 pm
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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.
Thought as much! So basically pure luck running into one -- unless you're cabin crew and the odds are on your side...
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Old Mar 29, 19, 4:11 am
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Please limit discussion to where to find Japanese whisky in Japan. I have been tolerant of slight digressions in the past but requests for places elsewhere will be deleted or moved to OMNI for being off topic.

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Old Mar 29, 19, 6:37 am
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Have any of you given up on the store-to-store hunt and just created an Amazon.co.jp account to ship to your hotel while in town? I have a relatively tight schedule on my next trip and I think that may be my only way to get a few bottles in hand, but I have no experience with it. Anybody try it, and how did it go?
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Old Mar 29, 19, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by DGibb View Post
Have any of you given up on the store-to-store hunt and just created an Amazon.co.jp account to ship to your hotel while in town? I have a relatively tight schedule on my next trip and I think that may be my only way to get a few bottles in hand, but I have no experience with it. Anybody try it, and how did it go?
Have done a few times from different suppliers on Amazon. Always easy to do and usually better pricing and availability then I can find on my own.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 6:16 am
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Donky’s 17 years are gone...



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Old Apr 3, 19, 6:17 am
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Old Apr 3, 19, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
Donky’s 17 years are gone...
yes, you already posted this exact same photo weeks ago.
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Old Apr 5, 19, 1:27 am
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My japan bartender friend scored me these beautiful. Y8000 plus tax each!!!
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Old Apr 5, 19, 8:50 am
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Crazy prices for Hibiki 17. Another bubble?
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Old Apr 5, 19, 9:44 am
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In case people didn't realized it yet, Donkis is a tourist trap designed for suckers. Picked this up for $208 after tax just yesterday.
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Old Apr 5, 19, 7:19 pm
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Yamazaki 18 bottles in stock at Hakushu distillery this morning. Y25,000 limited to 1 bottle per person.
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Old Apr 5, 19, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Yamazaki 18 bottles in stock at Hakushu distillery this morning. Y25,000 limited to 1 bottle per person.
nice!! I wish I was there!! Well I will be back there this summer and hopefully there will be some new stock left for me to pick up!!
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Old Apr 7, 19, 7:12 am
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I remembered Costco near my home (Ringwood) used to have plenty of Hakushu NAS for sale for A$97 each, and Yamazaki/Hakushu 18 for A$650 each (hefty Australian alcohol import taxes plus GST included) before being taken off the shelf and replaced by Scotch instead. That was more like July last year or something.
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Old Apr 8, 19, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Yamazaki 18 bottles in stock at Hakushu distillery this morning. Y25,000 limited to 1 bottle per person.
Was at Hakushu distillery last year with a friend visiting from the US and bought Yamazaki LE for Y10,000. Also limited to 1 bottle per person, but 90% of the visitors were Japanese (mostly older folks on a tour) and we were about the only people to buy a bottle. We were so tempted to give money to the Japanese tourists and ask them if they would buy us extra bottles but decided against it... didn't want to be THAT foreigner.
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