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Rami

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I am in Tokyo for 2 weeks. Any recommendations? Have gotten all the bottles I care to take home. Now looking to try a dram or 3 at a bar.

I got the hibiki, yamazaki, taketsuru, hakushu covered.
 
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You have covered the big ones with the exceptions of Mars. Go and look for something more artisan or small producer with limited output, generally in the smaller & specialist stores.
 

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You have covered the big ones with the exceptions of Mars. Go and look for something more artisan or small producer with limited output, generally in the smaller & specialist stores.
That's what I am hoping to do. Was hoping for someone to point out anything interesting :).
 
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Monsta_AU

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Bloody hell, must make the trip over soon in that case. You cannot get the Hibiki 17 for under $350 here if you can find somewhere in stock.....
 

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Yea. I grabbed the hibiki over the yamazaki [emoji28]

I actually grabbed one each of these too


 
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Spending a little time in the room with a few of the 50 mil bottles.
 
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I picked up two bottles of Camus XO cognac this week under $100/bottle and i thought I was doing well, but I am officially jealous now.
 

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I picked up two bottles of Camus XO cognac this week under $100/bottle and i thought I was doing well, but I am officially jealous now.
The yamazaki 18 was 350 aud and the Nikka was 200. Not sure whether they were a good price.
 
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Both very good prices for available stock, of which there is none for the Yama 18 - not even the Oak Barrel has it here in Sydney (out of stock, last price $899 for members). World of Whisky does have it but asking $800/bottle. Well out of what I call reasonable prices.

Stock of the Nikka Pure 21 is hard to find. WoW has it asking $660. Nicks is asking $700.

Japanese whicky prices are ridiculous. But yes, you got both at around 35% of what you would pay here.
 

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Right! that's it I'm bloody booking a plane to Japan :cautious::X3::oops: really want that 21 year old scotch whisky :cautious:
Which one, there is a hibiki 21 and taketsuru 21.

Personally I would go the taketsuru. A sip just lasts forever. The finish is quite incredible really. The hibiki on the other hand is like smooth, smooth as; you could drink the whole bottle in one sitting.
 
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