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Japanese Whisky

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Sandy, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. MrT

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    Eureka !
     
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    If you are prepared to pay almost anything for Yamazaki 12YO, Vintage Cellars (NSW & Vic) has it for 20% off as part of a selected range of Whiskies. Brings it down to $240 and given I've seen shops ask $350 for it this seems almost reasonable. Personally I'd prefer 3 x $80 bottles of decent Scottish SMs but I'm not much of a connoisseur.
     
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    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's a lovely drop the Yam 12, but not for $240!
     
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    Buying it Japan at the moment is almost impossible and really expensive. With the exchange rate $240 is a good price for Aus. Not that I would buy it :)
     
  5. MrT

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    I like Sandy's idea too. There are gems among the non-aged products...
     
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    So reading through this thread I was surprised to see how expensive age statement Japanese whisky is. It reminded me that on my one and only trip to Japan about 15 years ago I had picked up a small bottle of Suntory whisky (250ml??) checked and found it in the back of my drinks cabinet. Have now finally opened it and am thoroughly enjoying it.
     
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  7. MrT

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    I dont suppose you checked ebay for prices on Hibiki 17 did you ? ( before opening )
    - i'm super jealous btw. Hibiki is such a smooth drink.
     
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    I did but only after opening! Mrs Paw was very annoyed with me but I’m glad I didn’t know exactly how much they’re selling for. Gives me something to savour after a good day on the snow:cool:
     
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    My local Red, White and Amber gets an allocation of Hibiki - it's now $250 a bottle!! I think I paid $125 less than a few years ago. I went for The Chita instead - very nice.
     
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    Japanese OTT! :)
     
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    Have you tried that one ? I'm very keen to know..

    I have one myself but never opened it as I figured it to be a tourist Whisky - but it looks great on any shelf.

    Maybe I am better off not knowing because if you tell me it's good I will be forced to open it..
    T
     
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    Haha, that's one of the main reasons why I got it(to make my room look nicer), so I haven't opened it yet:p
     
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    Does it keep the evil spirits away?

    ;)
     
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    Spotted a bottle of 12yo Yamazaki tonight in Nozawa Onsen, ironically at the Yamazaki supermarket - 13,000jpy.
     
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    When visiting a bottle shop which I might do frequently I always check to see if it stocks Yamasaki 12YO to see what outrageous price is on it. It automatically gives you a sense of its pricing. Anyway we have a clear winner and it wasn’t an actual bottle shop but Tokyo Mart in Northbridge, Sydney. I give you:
     
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    Yeah our local Fujimart in sMelbourne jacked it's prices of all Japanese alcohol late last year. Beer was reasonably priced, now a rip off. Whiskey, forget about it.
     
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    Absolutely insane prices.