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  1. #11
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    Re: Japanese owned bourbon expressions not available in US

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    Not Freedom (which was Duty Free only) - here is a picture on this site of the WT 13.
    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/k...item/super107/ -
    I didn't know that one was around. Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Japanese owned bourbon expressions not available in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    Given the well established market for super-premium bourbons in Japan, what are the chances that Suntory will be looking for Beam to compete in that niche?
    Considering the incredible volume of Beam whisky currently aging I'm sure they can come up with something.
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    Re: Japanese owned bourbon expressions not available in US

    That 13 year looks right up my alley-- bring it home, Suntory!

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    Re: Japanese owned bourbon expressions not available in US

    I'm confused. If we're talking about Japanese-owned then that pretty much limits us to Age International and 4R, at the moment. So, the according to their respective websites, the three Blanton's bottlings (Straight from the Barrel, Gold, and Green) and two 4Rs (Platinum and the 80 proof "Fine Old"). The Four Roses website doesn't list the 86 proof export version of the single barrel so perhaps it no longer exists.

    If we're talking about bourbons that are available in Japan but not in the US, there are a few more, but that's a different conversation.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: Japanese owned bourbon expressions not available in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    I'm confused. If we're talking about Japanese-owned then that pretty much limits us to Age International and 4R, at the moment. So, the according to their respective websites, the three Blanton's bottlings (Straight from the Barrel, Gold, and Green) and two 4Rs (Platinum and the 80 proof "Fine Old"). The Four Roses website doesn't list the 86 proof export version of the single barrel so perhaps it no longer exists.

    If we're talking about bourbons that are available in Japan but not in the US, there are a few more, but that's a different conversation.
    Exactly so (and I agree that is the complete list, but I'll be in Tokyo next week to check!)

    Extending to export-only -- not necessarily Japan-only -- you pick up things like the WT13, Early Times Brown Label (the yellow label became 354) and older versions of Evan Williams (12yo and 23yo -- I think the 15yo maroon label is out-of-print like the MM Black Wax). There are also export-only brands like I.W. Harper; I think Yellow Rose of Texas is export-only but in any case HH at various ages and proofs.

    Add NDPs and you get the Old St. Nicks and Old Man Winters, but I think the contents compare with various Willetts available in the US.
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    Re: Japanese owned bourbon expressions not available in US

    My wife is Japanese and we travel there as much as we can. Only ever bought Japanese whisky on trips. That'll change next trip.

 

 

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