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Consolidated "Buy Whiskey in Japan" thread (was: Haneda/Narita Duty Free Whiskey)

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Old Apr 14, 19, 10:31 pm
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Hey everyone, what an interesting thread. I didn't buy since it's not really my thing, but I'll contribute a photo of this here Hibiki 21 from NRT T1 on Friday around 17:00.




I did, however, buy all 6 of these mini's. Makes for nice presents LOL


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Old Apr 15, 19, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by SuperCarnitas View Post
Hey everyone, what an interesting thread. I didn't buy since it's not really my thing, but I'll contribute a photo of this here Hibiki 21 from NRT T1 on Friday around 17:00.




I did, however, buy all 6 of these mini's. Makes for nice presents LOL


Thanks for the details about the (a) terminal and (b) time of day. Was this in the south wing (UA/ANA) or north wing (delta/KLM/AF/KAL) duty free shops?
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Old Apr 15, 19, 8:52 pm
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Advice for today ?

Hi Guyz
thanks for the super intresting thread - am in tokyo today / tomorrow flying off haneda thursday. Looking for some Hibiki harmony / Taketsuru to bring back as a gift - anyone has seen those recently ?

thanks !
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Old Apr 16, 19, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Guillaume Dfr View Post
Hi Guyz
thanks for the super intresting thread - am in tokyo today / tomorrow flying off haneda thursday. Looking for some Hibiki harmony / Taketsuru to bring back as a gift - anyone has seen those recently ?

thanks !
Photo #1351 BIG Ginza
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Old Apr 17, 19, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by PastisDetox View Post


Thanks for the details about the (a) terminal and (b) time of day. Was this in the south wing (UA/ANA) or north wing (delta/KLM/AF/KAL) duty free shops?
Hibiki 21 was South Wing, ANA Duty-Free
Mini bottles were in an adjacent shop called Fuji Doll, close to Gate 52
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Old Apr 21, 19, 2:14 pm
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I have heard Suntory will be refreshing their duty free lineup in the near future. Will be exciting to see what the new bottles look like.
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Old Apr 21, 19, 11:31 pm
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My recent haul.


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Old Apr 22, 19, 1:34 am
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I was in a town somewhere in Victoria, where I visited a bottle shop, and found out they're selling Yamazaki 12 for around A$270. This must be unexpected.
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Old Apr 22, 19, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by antebellum View Post
I was in a town somewhere in Victoria, where I visited a bottle shop, and found out they're selling Yamazaki 12 for around A$270. This must be unexpected.
That's about the normal price at most shops that still have stock these days, even in Japan.

Thankfully a certain warehouse retailer in the US still sells it for $79.99 if you're lucky enough to be around when they get a shipment.
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Old Apr 22, 19, 2:54 pm
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How hard is it to find the single MALT Yoichi in the Osaka area. Any tips? Big bottle or small, doesn’t matter. Do they do minis?
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Old Apr 22, 19, 3:34 pm
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Landing in HND next Tuesday and leaving from NRT the following tuesday. So excited to check out some of these options
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Old Apr 22, 19, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by bluemeansgo View Post
How hard is it to find the single MALT Yoichi in the Osaka area. Any tips? Big bottle or small, doesn’t matter. Do they do minis?
Yoichi NAS should be available at many liquor shops, just try the more popular chain shops. The aged or single cask stuff is a different story...
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Old Apr 22, 19, 11:16 pm
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Originally Posted by uppereastsider View Post
Landing in HND next Tuesday and leaving from NRT the following tuesday. So excited to check out some of these options
HND International didn't have any stock this morning unfortunately.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by james21_h View Post
My recent haul.


Nice find with the Hibiki 12. Was that at a retail shop?

Also curious how you bring stuff back to you home country. Do you just pack carefully in your check-in suitcase or do you buy a specialized shipping box and check-in with the airline?
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Old Apr 23, 19, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by groovbusta View Post
Nice find with the Hibiki 12. Was that at a retail shop?

Also curious how you bring stuff back to you home country. Do you just pack carefully in your check-in suitcase or do you buy a specialized shipping box and check-in with the airline?
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bubble wrap and check-in
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