I was on some business an hour and a half up the coast in Hyuga yesterday. While waiting (15min.) for the train, I saw a liquor store across the street and went in to check it out. They didn't have much, but I found two bottles of OGD 86 with a label I didn't recognize. In fact, the front label was about to come off one of the bottles.
Anyway, I bought them. I did a google search to find a match for the label, but the only thing that matched was an ad in a May 1963 newspaper. I found that the HKDNP stamped on the front stands for Hong Kong, duty not paid. I guess the Chinese do that to mark goods as smuggled if they show up on the mainland. But I'm starting to wonder if it's actually Chinese counterfeit OGD that ended up getting smuggled into Japan. The label claims "distilled and bottled under supervision of the government of the United States of America"
Looks a little fishy to me, anybody know anything about this label. The cap is plastic and except for the color, looks like the cap on the OGD BIB produced today. The bottle is marked
750 ml . .. .. . . . 21
On the bottom, I see:
10 (00) 93
5|9 6 H-I
Any and all ideas as to what's going on here are appreciated.