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Forum: Japan
Aug 13, 20, 5:21 pm
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Posted By james21_h

Yea I miss the good old time! But one thing to...

Yea I miss the good old time! But one thing to consider, the exchange rate was 1 USD to ~70 yen back then. Which would put Hakushu 12 to $80-85 USD range. I would say the best year was 2013 - 2015...
Forum: Japan
Aug 9, 20, 5:45 pm
Replies: 2,287
Views: 895,982
Posted By james21_h

I guess why not order one and try it out! He did...

I guess why not order one and try it out! He did tell me I could order more than one bottle but one is good for now. I guess I am also getting another bottle of Hibiki 21 from him at 25,000 yen! ...
Forum: Japan
Aug 9, 20, 6:44 am
Replies: 2,287
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Posted By james21_h

Anyone here tried the new Ichiro's 505? My local...

Anyone here tried the new Ichiro's 505? My local bartender buddy offered me a bottle at retail (15,000 yen) but it seems a bit high for a world blend. Not sure if I should pull the trigger on that...
Forum: Japan
Jul 6, 20, 9:35 pm
Replies: 2,287
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Posted By james21_h

Nice! I wonder why there's a price difference on...

Nice! I wonder why there's a price difference on Hakushu? I would think all AEONs have the same price tags.
Forum: Japan
Jul 6, 20, 12:21 am
Replies: 2,287
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Posted By james21_h

Local aeon grocery had these yesterday. Grabbed...

Local aeon grocery had these yesterday. Grabbed two Yamazaki but left all the hakushu. My local bartender friend was willing to help me score a bottle of Yamazaki 12 for 8,800 yen from his supplier....
Forum: Japan
Jun 14, 20, 9:51 pm
Replies: 2,287
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Posted By james21_h

Just bought two bottles of Yamazaki NAS and one...

Just bought two bottles of Yamazaki NAS and one Hakushu NAS at my local 7-11. Looking for the new Taketsuru NAS! I don't think this new Taketsuru NAS is limited in quantity. Wonder how it compares...
Forum: Japan
Jun 10, 20, 6:32 pm
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Posted By james21_h

Yea ever since they won the whisky of the year on...

Yea ever since they won the whisky of the year on some magazine the demand has gone up crazy.... For $20 (500ml) it remains the best bang for the buck you can get for Japanese whisky (Nikka 12,...
Forum: Japan
Jun 9, 20, 7:22 pm
Replies: 2,287
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Posted By james21_h

Nothing rare but still a very good deal and semi...

Nothing rare but still a very good deal and semi hard to find. Found them in cases at our local Costco here in Kanagawa Japan.

...
Forum: Japan
May 28, 20, 5:34 pm
Replies: 2,287
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Posted By james21_h

Can't believe the markups they put on..... more...

Can't believe the markups they put on..... more than 2x msrpÖ
Forum: Japan
Mar 26, 20, 9:53 pm
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Posted By james21_h

Yeah that took some good work and favor exchanges...

Yeah that took some good work and favor exchanges (me hauling high end Kavalan bottles from Taiwan multiple times) to get to the relationship level we are at. If you be friended with the locals you...
Forum: Japan
Mar 18, 20, 11:58 pm
Replies: 2,287
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Posted By james21_h

Nice find!! How much is the Taketsuru 17 now...

Nice find!! How much is the Taketsuru 17 now these days? I assume Yamazaki 12 is still around 8,000 yen?
Welcome to the club!
Forum: Japan
Mar 8, 20, 7:02 pm
Replies: 2,287
Views: 895,982
Posted By james21_h

I have been buying them at about Y8500-Y9000 in...

I have been buying them at about Y8500-Y9000 in the last couple months! They are relatively easy to be found.
Forum: Japan
Feb 12, 20, 7:07 pm
Replies: 2,287
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Posted By james21_h

I tried it at local bar and didn't like it that...

I tried it at local bar and didn't like it that much! Plus I didn't really hunt that hard for it haha! I do not want to pay more than retail!
Forum: Japan
Feb 12, 20, 2:36 pm
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Posted By james21_h

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My new acquisitions for this year! Some other...
Forum: Japan
Feb 1, 20, 5:57 pm
Replies: 2,287
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Posted By james21_h

where Iím at stores got plenty of hakushu, Chita,...

where Iím at stores got plenty of hakushu, Chita, and AO! I didnít even bother to grab bottles of those. A store did recently have Yamazaki NAS in stock and I got two bottles at 4100 yen each before...
Forum: Japan
Jan 30, 20, 4:49 pm
Replies: 2,287
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Posted By james21_h

Surgical masks that are proven 99% effective on...

Surgical masks that are proven 99% effective on 0.1 micro particulate. Got a box for me and the wife and another for the kid! Yeah it's crazy people are buying them out... even towns out skirt of...
Forum: Japan
Jan 30, 20, 5:01 am
Replies: 2,287
Views: 895,982
Posted By james21_h

Well went out to get some masks but ended up with...

Well went out to get some masks but ended up with whiskies.... at msrp so I couldnít resist! Facial masks were mostly sold out tho... ...
Forum: Japan
Jan 28, 20, 4:38 pm
Replies: 2,287
Views: 895,982
Posted By james21_h

Thanks for the feedback! Oh well, I don't know...

Thanks for the feedback! Oh well, I don't know how they sold out at 63,000 yen before taxes then... I guess I can always trade the bottle for something haha.
Forum: Japan
Jan 28, 20, 1:16 am
Replies: 2,287
Views: 895,982
Posted By james21_h

Scored a bottle of Ichiro's malt & grain single...

Scored a bottle of Ichiro's malt & grain single cask bottled for Grand Hyatt Maduro for Y45,000. Have not see any reviews about this bottle. Anyone here had tried it? It seemed a ok price given...
Forum: Japan
Jan 24, 20, 1:08 am
Replies: 2,287
Views: 895,982
Posted By james21_h

Come on, white one is not crappy!! I fully enjoy...

Come on, white one is not crappy!! I fully enjoy it at its price point!! There are a lot of fake crappy Japanese whiskies out there for the same or more than that white label! Not saying white...
Forum: Japan
Jan 19, 20, 2:57 am
Replies: 2,287
Views: 895,982
Posted By james21_h

I did try to order hakushu 25 but it was 1605......

I did try to order hakushu 25 but it was 1605... passed their last call! Heading back tomorrow morning to try it out for sure!!
but to me Hibiki 21 didnít hit the spot for some reason tonight! Itís...
Forum: Japan
Jan 19, 20, 2:37 am
Replies: 2,287
Views: 895,982
Posted By james21_h

Went to hakushu distillery today. Gotta say I...

Went to hakushu distillery today. Gotta say I like Hibiki 30>Yamazaki 25 which is a surprised!
here is the order of my preference for today:
hibiki 30>Yamazaki 25>hakushu18>yamazaki18>Hibiki 21.
i...
Forum: Japan
Jan 18, 20, 2:17 am
Replies: 2,287
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Posted By james21_h

I have tried all three plus the world malt...

I have tried all three plus the world malt limited (blue label). To me I like the blue most then double distiller > wine cask > MWR. They are good whiskies at msrp and I wouldnít pay more than that!
Forum: Japan
Jan 17, 20, 11:41 pm
Replies: 2,287
Views: 895,982
Posted By james21_h

This was from few weeks ago but it is as cheap as...

This was from few weeks ago but it is as cheap as you can get those taketsuru NAS for!...
Forum: Japan
Jan 17, 20, 11:37 pm
Replies: 2,287
Views: 895,982
Posted By james21_h

Luck strikes the third time! I guess I see the...

Luck strikes the third time! I guess I see the trend! Now I have completed the set! ...
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