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  1. #1
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    Just give us more Japanese Whiskies already!

    Who gives a $#!+ how people drink your whisky?!?!

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201...ng-hard-to-get

    So why won't Japanese producers just send us more of their delightful spirit? For one, they aren't all that confident that Americans will drink their whiskey the "right" way. "Japanese whiskey distillers are very protective of their product," says Kim. "It's a made for Japanese palates, so it needs context."
    As a lover of Japanese whiskies, that kind of attitude annoys me to no end.
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    Re: Just give us more Japanese Whiskies already!

    Let's stop sending them bourbon until they learn to drink it the "right" way.

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    Re: Just give us more Japanese Whiskies already!

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Who gives a $#!+ how people drink your whisky?!?!

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201...ng-hard-to-get



    As a lover of Japanese whiskies, that kind of attitude annoys me to no end.
    But to me it seems very, very indicative of the Japanese culture for a lot of things, at least looking from the outside in. Showing proper respect demands following specific customs. But it doesn't seem to matter a tinker's damn if you really care about what you are doing as long as you can "properly" embrace the customs. Of course if you are going to go to the trouble to learn all the customs and rules it probably means you care about what you are doing.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Just give us more Japanese Whiskies already!

    Is the cost of Japanese whiskeys here based on import duties, or just market based pricing? I'm kinking myself for not snagging some when flying through Tokyo a bunch a few years back....before the world of whiskey opened up to me. Would like to try more than the Yamazaki 12 i've had, but MAN they can be pricey.

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    Re: Just give us more Japanese Whiskies already!

    Believe I'll stick with our customs . . . and our whisky.
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    Re: Just give us more Japanese Whiskies already!

    Well, they must think SOMETHING about our ability to understand and drink bourbon - without Kirin, where would all that lovely Four Roses be today?
    Mark

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    Re: Just give us more Japanese Whiskies already!

    Invested in Sazerac as well.
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    Re: Just give us more Japanese Whiskies already!

    In this interview with the Davids of K&L, they mention that the US government
    is part of the problem, citing label issues and fill levels. They say they got lucky
    with the Karuizawas since Japan was filling them to 720 mls but had room to go
    up to 750ml.

    I can understand other countries not wanting to make special 750 sized bottles
    just for the US. I suppose it's easier for "us" to fill a 750 at 700 mls (if that's
    what happens) for sale overseas.
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    It won't be any cheaper than it is today.
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    Someone will pay it. Someone always pays it.

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    Re: Just give us more Japanese Whiskies already!

    Good thing I still have plenty of dusties to drink.

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    Re: Just give us more Japanese Whiskies already!

    Us just make cheap 700 mil bottles for export.
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