Out of stock on the whiskey exchange too. I bought a bottle recently for Y9000 and I thought that was a good price so well done. Awards: World Whiskies Awards 2010, 2011, 2013 - World's Best Blended Whisky. The Bic Camera on the East Side of Shinjuku Station heading towards Isetan had about 4 bottles, I think the highlight was the very rare Yamazaki 12. Mitsukoshi department store in Ginza has opened an Airport Duty Free shop on their 8th floor.
The second trip was strictly business. Make this lot a favourite and come back later to place your first bid. The record in Japan stores was on 21. This bottle is one for the collector or for special occasions. The name of the blog is The Japanese Whisky Review.
Leather and tobacco in small quantities to of with the modest spices. Palate: Very smooth and sandalwood, honeycomb, dried apricot and Mizunara Japanese oak Finish: Finish long and rich with incense aroma. Nose: Cooked fruit, blackberry, ripe banana and caramel. Powdery delivery of muscovado sugar and a candied ginger note with hint of delicate smoke. I did however manage to procure 5 more bottles of the Yamazaki Limited Edition 2015 from Mitsukoshi. Part 3 Had a little detour to Shanghai between leaving Tokyo and heading over to Fukuoka.
So nothing has improved only looks like it might get worse! The grain spices have been kept at a moderation. I would say that is fairly, no absolutely succinct. On the other hand I did a couple of interesting items soon to be discontinued from Nikka. Learn more about Suntory Group, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility at www. Finish : Long,rich and pleasant. Since 2014, Suntory have annually rolled out a new limited edition of the Yamazaki single malt and the 2016 is glorious.
The packaging of Japanese whiskies is mostly clean and driven by perfection. Still…I long for the good old days! But I think my suitcases are at their limit. I look forward to my next visit there. It had just come in today and was the only one they got in a month. The harmony of Japanese nature and craftsmanship. But I found a few items.
Slowly revealing a clear yet complex equilibrium. That was a very nice pleasurable visit. Hibiki 35 year old is a real blending jewel containing single malts and grain whiskies aged in different types of barrels such as Sherry, Bourbon and Mizunara casks the rare oak from Japan, whose ages range from 35 to 54 year old for the oldest one! In an effort to further increase brand value, we will also strengthen marketing activities for the overall Kakubin brand including canned Kaku Highball. Yes by all means buy Taketsuru 21 in Taiwan and please check out Whiskies R Us for bars to try Japanese whiskey in that part of Japan. The readers of my blog are clever enough to know if they wish to know about whiskies that are not Japanese that may be or may be not available in Japan, they can view this on other general whisky blogs.
Things will change a little bit down the track with new substitutes, but as sad as it is to say many things will no longer be available or be re-produced as the industry moves forward. None of their items are tax free. All symbols are in the traditional Maki-e patterns — symbolising felicitations, wishing happiness and the best of fortunes. Please note: If you decide to pay via bank transfer, your payment may take up to 2 working days to be processed. Will keep you appraised of what else I might find here.
It has produced innumerable award winning whiskies for both the domestic and export markets. Hibiki 17 years old was first introduced in 2015 as a harmonious blend blessed with the riches of Japanese nature and craftsmanship. The Hibiki 17 Year Old Kacho Fugetsu is beautifully decorated with chrysanthemum, which is the national flower of Japan and cranes. Seductive, blossoming and enigmatic, Hibiki celebrates an unrivaled art of blending, fine craftsmanship and a sense of luxury from the House of Suntory. But I also picked up several bottles of the Nikka Malt 100 Hakata, something you can only buy here in Fukuoka and soon not even that. For purchase, the distillery only bottling of Hakushu was no longer available.
A hint of cola gummy bear with a vague touch of dark chocolate truffle. I mention 5 years because again when talking to Horigami san of Zoetrope bar, this was the number of years ago he said the distilleries decided they better get a production wriggle on. Very nice selection of world whiskys, particularly Japanese. But I guess there is no beating about the bush, and Clint confirmed this too: Japan has lost in attractivity as a whisky shopping destination and it does indeed look like the selection abroad is more interesting and better nowadays. It is not so much a value proposition but a reasonably priced whisky in my opinion especially when you factor in the fact that everything is more costly these days as compared to a couple of years ago this is a sherry cask driven creation, which probably makes it a bang for the buck when you consider how much the Yamazaki sherry is going for at auctions… but this is an entirely different subject. This is leading me to believe that Suntory is not close to having a aged whisky shortage, but are limiting supply, to help boost the sales of their overpriced duty free exclusives, which probably make them double the profits of their regular bottles.