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Forum: Japan
Jul 7, 20, 1:44 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Might have something to do with the open MRSP...

Might have something to do with the open MRSP pricing on some of these bottles? Iím more shocked by the premium on the Taketsuru bottle. Thatís quite a markup, but then again, it is out of...
Forum: Japan
Mar 9, 20, 2:55 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Thanks for the update on the Narita situation....

Thanks for the update on the Narita situation. Hope you scooped up another three or four (or more if you came prepared!•
Forum: Japan
Mar 4, 20, 5:33 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Any recent sightings of Suntory / Taketsuru?

Itís definely encouraging seeing on the bulletin board here and on Twitter that people are able to buy the duty free Hakushu and Yamazaki (18s no less). But has anyone seen Suntory age statements in...
Forum: Japan
Feb 20, 20, 6:16 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

So enquiring minds want to know: did you pick up...

So enquiring minds want to know: did you pick up all four Kacho that you had a chance to purchase?
Forum: Japan
Feb 20, 20, 6:15 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

So the $64,000 question: did you pick up all four...

So the $64,000 question: did you pick up all four that you had a chance to purchase?
Forum: Japan
Jan 26, 20, 6:51 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Passing through Monzen Nakacho, I came across a...

Passing through Monzen Nakacho, I came across a store (canít remember the name) on the main drag. They did have both Taketsuru and Hakushu NAS, but the former was unfortunately twice retail. There...
Forum: Japan
Jan 18, 20, 12:28 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Congratulations indeed! Have you (or anyone...

Congratulations indeed! Have you (or anyone reading this forum) tried all three of these? Were any of them particularly memorable or distinctive?
Forum: Japan
Jan 14, 20, 3:12 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

An article that appeared on Yahoo Japan does seem...

An article that appeared on Yahoo Japan does seem to suggest that the Taketsuru NAS will be relaunched. So it may not be the case the the Taketsuru NAS will vanish completely. Hereís the link to the...
Forum: Japan
Jan 11, 20, 3:46 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Any tips for packing? Was your suitcase soft...

Any tips for packing? Was your suitcase soft shell or hard shell? Did you wrap these guys in bubble packaging or not? Would you recommmend putting clothes and stuff around them to further cushion...
Forum: Japan
Jan 7, 20, 4:07 pm
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Not surprising since itís been quite a while...

Not surprising since itís been quite a while since Iíve seen either of the age statements at regular retail, i.e. department store or Yamaya.

One encouraging note, however. Several years back a...
Forum: Japan
Jul 26, 19, 5:44 pm
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Gorgeous bottle indeed. Was this by lottery or...

Gorgeous bottle indeed. Was this by lottery or first come first serve? Morning or evening flight? (If you can find out the details)
Forum: Japan
Jun 23, 19, 7:12 pm
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Menu was cut off a bit. Do you recall how much...

Menu was cut off a bit. Do you recall how much the Yama 25 and Hibiki 30 cost?
Forum: Japan
Jun 17, 19, 3:30 pm
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

What prices did you pay for the Suntory age...

What prices did you pay for the Suntory age statements above?
Forum: Japan
Jun 6, 19, 2:30 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Congratulations on the lottery! The price on...

Congratulations on the lottery! The price on secondary markets (online, Liquor Express, Liquor Mountain)ranges from Y90-120K ($800-1200) so you have to be the ultimate arbiter if its value. But given...
Forum: Japan
Apr 15, 19, 7:21 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Thanks for the details about the (a) terminal and...

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?
Forum: Japan
Apr 11, 19, 5:56 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Do you know what time his/her flight was it of...

Do you know what time his/her flight was it of Narita?
Forum: Japan
Apr 5, 19, 8:50 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

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Crazy prices for Hibiki 17. Another bubble?
Forum: Japan
Mar 28, 19, 2:14 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Nikka 12 May still be available for retail at...

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...
Forum: Japan
Mar 27, 19, 4:06 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Funny thing happened as I was checking out some...

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...
Forum: Japan
Mar 12, 19, 4:29 pm
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Both James21_h and invalyd make some good points...

Both James21_h and invalyd make some good points about the pricing for the Hibiki 17. After daizawaguy said that the Hibiki stocks were depleted at the Liquor Express in Ginza I decided to stop by...
Forum: Japan
Mar 6, 19, 4:01 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Thanks daizawaguy but thatís precisely my point:...

Thanks daizawaguy but thatís precisely my point: Iíve seen Yama 12 and 18 and Hibiki 17 and 21 in the wild within the last year (ie for retail) but cannot remember seeing either of the age statements...
Forum: Japan
Mar 5, 19, 10:45 pm
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Much has been written lately about Suntory...

Much has been written lately about Suntory whiskies. How about Nikkaís Taketsuru lineup? Has anyone seen any in the wild lately (ie not in a Donki or other secondary market)? I think my last sighting...
Forum: Japan
Feb 19, 19, 5:32 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Antebellum, That was the previous time when I...

Antebellum, That was the previous time when I stopped by and they had Blenders Choice for purchase I f you had the credit card. These bottles were NAS, and there were no restrictions (aside from the...
Forum: Japan
Feb 17, 19, 7:19 am
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

Following daizawaguys lead trekked down to the...

Following daizawaguys lead trekked down to the Nakameguro Donki. Itís quite a ways from the station (maybe 10-15 minutes) but if you make the long trip down there youíll find quite a selection of...
Forum: Japan
Feb 11, 19, 11:18 pm
Replies: 2,281
Views: 895,056
Posted By PastisDetox

daizawaguy, thanks again for heads up. Got bottle...

daizawaguy, thanks again for heads up. Got bottle of Blenders Choice just now. One bottle now left.
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