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Forum: Japan
Today, 11:48 am
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Posted By james21_h

One of my family member is flying through Canada...

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!
Forum: Japan
Yesterday, 9:10 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Master select is being sold for 10,000 yen at...

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...
Forum: Japan
Mar 15, 19, 8:44 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

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You gotta love your coworker sometimes! He picked up all these for me...
Forum: Japan
Mar 14, 19, 8:36 am
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

That's cold bro! That's cold! Probably...

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...
Forum: Japan
Mar 12, 19, 1:25 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Awesome man!! Yeah I make trip there every year....

Awesome man!! Yeah I make trip there every year. Their shops do the premium line tasting for $13 USD (4 of 15ml). To me that's the best way to try out their premium lineup before buying. Plus...
Forum: Japan
Mar 12, 19, 10:34 am
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

No.... that's one of my favorite daily drams!! ...

No.... that's one of my favorite daily drams!! They already canned Nikka Date which is my other cheap daily dram until earlier this year... Is there going to be anything left for us (actual whisky...
Forum: Japan
Mar 12, 19, 8:45 am
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

One thing I do notice is that the price on Hibiki...

One thing I do notice is that the price on Hibiki 17 has gone up quite a bit in last month. Even on major Japan online auctions has gone up 2k-5k yen. It's now in the range of Y30,000 to Y35,000...
Forum: Japan
Mar 6, 19, 8:16 am
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

I have not seen them at any department stores for...

I have not seen them at any department stores for retail prices for I would say a year or so. Last time I saw them at retail was in 2016 at a local AEON mall. Still remember duty free stores were...
Forum: Japan
Mar 2, 19, 7:47 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Man, I wish i had that luck scoring Hibiki 21 at...

Man, I wish i had that luck scoring Hibiki 21 at 25,000 while I was there. Maybe in summer I will have better luck!! Nothing to complain really because I finally scored couple bottles of Hibiki 21...
Forum: Japan
Mar 1, 19, 9:32 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

My friend just picked up two more bottles of...

My friend just picked up two more bottles of Nikka 12 at local Donki at Y6480 including tax. Still couple bottles left. So yeah they are still around. Hibiki BC are widely available at a rage of...
Forum: Japan
Mar 1, 19, 9:33 am
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Oh yeah saw this coming late last year and with...

Oh yeah saw this coming late last year and with rumor two month ago I stocked up 8 bottles at $50 each. I should be good for the next few years!
Forum: Japan
Feb 26, 19, 10:08 am
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Hahaha, that's so funny! Can't believe 7-11 can...

Hahaha, that's so funny! Can't believe 7-11 can jack up prices!!?? I mean the MSRP for Yamazaki NAS 180ml is like Y1200. Just wow!!
Forum: Japan
Feb 22, 19, 11:13 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Where is that in Taiwan? I will be there next...

Where is that in Taiwan? I will be there next month! Would like to check it out!
Forum: Japan
Feb 22, 19, 11:15 am
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

I think most of aged Japanese whiskies are now...

I think most of aged Japanese whiskies are now dried out. Harder than ever to find them at retail prices now. I am pretty much giving up getting them at retail. All the efforts and train rides add...
Forum: Japan
Feb 14, 19, 3:51 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Just ordered a bottle of Fuji Sanroku 18 yrs...

Just ordered a bottle of Fuji Sanroku 18 yrs (2016 edition) for Y28,800 shipped to my buddy's place. This 18 yr old blend is getting harder and harder to be found at sub Y30,000. Had to pull the...
Forum: Japan
Feb 12, 19, 5:00 pm
Forum: Japan
Feb 12, 19, 11:24 am
Forum: Japan
Feb 8, 19, 8:48 am
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Ur buddy is dedicated!! I ran through 5 shops in...

Ur buddy is dedicated!! I ran through 5 shops in Terminal 1 when I flew out couple weeks ago and I just gave it up after...
Forum: Japan
Feb 5, 19, 1:13 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Prices on the Blender's Choice are def dropping. ...

Prices on the Blender's Choice are def dropping. Now it's pretty easy to find them around Y12,200ish shipped order through web. I see Fuji Sanroku 50 jumped in price. I was at the distillery...
Forum: Japan
Feb 3, 19, 8:55 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Very nice! Did you buy them all!? Good to see...

Very nice! Did you buy them all!? Good to see they are still selling them at the retail prices!
Forum: Japan
Feb 1, 19, 10:37 am
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Good thing I ordered 5 bottles of Nikka 12 this...

Good thing I ordered 5 bottles of Nikka 12 this trip. I am planning on ordering more. I really like this blend. It's way better than Hibiki Harmony and an only age statement bottle that wouldn't...
Forum: Japan
Jan 31, 19, 2:21 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

The store owner is a saint!! I never seen a...

The store owner is a saint!! I never seen a bottle of Yamazaki 25 or Hibiki 30 selling for less than $2000 USD after 2015-2016....
Forum: Japan
Jan 31, 19, 8:17 am
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

I kinda lucked out. I ordered those Hibiki 17...

I kinda lucked out. I ordered those Hibiki 17 and Hibiki minis right before they announced the discontinuation and shipped them to my buddy's house and stored there. I paid around ~Y18000 for a...
Forum: Japan
Jan 30, 19, 8:27 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

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Forum: Japan
Jan 25, 19, 2:53 pm
Replies: 1,298
Views: 400,759
Posted By james21_h

Yeah I got like 37 bottles this trip. Had to ask...

Yeah I got like 37 bottles this trip. Had to ask few coworkers and friends to help out but overall it is pretty good trip! Just no Hibiki 21 LE that I have been looking for.... This Ichiro's...
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