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Just received an email as follows -

Suntory Hakushu Distiller's Reserve Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)
WAS $120.00 - NOW $99.99
Suntory's Hakushu Distillers Reserve combines young lightly peated and older, heavily peated malts rumored to be minimum eighteen years in age and matured in American oak casks.

Suntory Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)
WAS $175.00 - NOW $150.00
Other reviews...
A floral nose, slightly smoky, with some brine. Huge flavour in the mouth, toffee, fruit and peat smoke. This could almost be Caol Ila. The finish is medium, smoky, with drying notes of oak. An extremely well structured, traditional malt whisky. - www.whisky-pages.com

Suntory Hakushu 18 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)
WAS $599.00 - NOW $499.00
Other reviews...
Hakushu uses four different types of malt (unpeated to heavy) run through four pairs of differently-shaped stills. Each single malt is a different blend of these bases. While still herbal, this example shows more sherried notes along with sour orange zest, tropical fruit, and some smoke. Complex. 43% Alc./Vol. 90 points - www.maltadvocate.com

Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony Blended Japanese Whisky (700ml)
WAS $125.00 - NOW $99.99
Details of the composition of Japanese Harmony haven't been revealed yet, but, like the Distiller's Reserve, it's likely a blend of young and old material. Single malts entering in the blend come from Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries, while grain whisky comes from Chita distillery.

Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master's Select Blended Japanese Whisky (700ml)
WAS $159.99 - NOW $139.99
Launched in March 2015, this is yet another NAS addition to Suntory's sought after "Hibiki" series. More exclusive than the standard Harmony bottling, it is the first Hibiki created for the global duty free market. A blend of more than ten malt and grain whiskies which are aged in five different types of casks from the Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita distilleries, Suntory chief blender Shinji Fukuyo was involved in its creation, while production is overseen by the third generation master blender and great-grandson of Suntory founder, Shingo Torii. Beautifully presented in the brand's trademark 24-faceted bottle representing the Japanese seasons. 43% Alc./Vol.

Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese Whisky (700ml)
WAS $150.00 - NOW $135.00
While the category is rarely marketed, there are several outstanding grain whiskies that are worth seeking out. Nikka's is one, and all the more unusual for being Japanese. Nikka have released a number of single cask Coffey distilled grain whiskies over the last few years. Now comes this larger scale offering, produced mainly from corn using their continuous Scottish-made Coffey stills at Miyagikyo. By all reports this is up there with the very best. Nothing but positive reviews on all fronts.

Nikka Pure Malt Black Blended Malt Japanese Whisky (500ml)
WAS $99.99 - $89.99
'...if anyone can show me a better balanced whisky than this you know where to get hold of me. You open a bottle of this at your peril'. 95 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016.

Nikka Blended Japanese Whisky (700ml)
WAS $89.99 - NOW $79.99
Smooth and intensely fruity, this unpretentious little package produced at Nikka's Miyagikyo distillery has established itself as the most accessible of the company's blends. Otherwise available exclusively in Europe, we've secured a small quantity for Australian enthusiasts.

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 21 Year Old Blended Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)
WAS $699.00 - NOW $550.00
Nikka's range of blended, pure malt and single malt whiskies will be exciting new discoveries for any Whisky enthusiast. This 21 Year Old bottling is dedicated to the Father of the Japanese Whisky Industry, Masataka Takesuru.

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