Thanks to you all and especially Attila for turning me on to rakuten and kawachiya ( http://item.rakuten.co.jp/kawachi/c/ ), I not only have knowledge of what is of quality and available in Japan, I also now have access. (Miyazaki is a paradise, just not a whiskey paradise, too few choices.) Within minutes of linking to that site, I started forming a whiskey club, by the end of the day we had 7 members. Some of our first choices were sold out, but this is the list of what should arrive tomorrow evening. (They send 12 bottles per shipment for about $7.50)
Very Old Saint Nick Winter Rye 750 ml 101 proof (2 bottles)
http://item.rakuten.co.jp/kawachi/st...nter/#10000963 ¥1999 each
Very Old Saint Nick Summer Rye 750 ml 86 proof
Green Spot (Pure Pot Still) Irish Whiskey 700ml 80 proof
W.L. Weller Centennial 10YO Bourbon Whiskey ¥1599
Cragganmore 12 y.o. 750ml 40%
Glenrothes Select Reserve 700ml 43%
Chihuahua Anejo tequila 750ml 38%
BIG AL'S FAMOUS 13 years: 700mL,
RARE PERFECTION 11 years Rye: 750mL,
Talisker 10 y.o.
Arberlour 15 y.o.
Everybody pays ¥750 over their order, a little goes for shipping the rest goes for a shared bottle in the next order as chosen by the winner of our lottery. We have about ¥4500 to spend on the share-bottle for next month's order.
Any suggestions for next month's order are appreciated. Thanks, folks!!!