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New In Store: Collectable Japanese Whiskies

15/06/2016

We've taken delivery of a few vintage Japanese releases here at the Oak Barrel in the past seven days - vintage for the fact they're older, discontinued bottlings. 

Hailing from eras past, whereby the demand wasn't quite as intense and broad as it is today, Japanese whisky needed hooks and style to draw people in. These domestic market releases are a window into that world, with custom bottle shapes and interesting slogans.

For example, "Be Tender Like You Used To Be" is probably one of the best things we've ever seen written on a bottle.

These releases, available in very small quantities, are for the collector and the curious. 

Also just landed is a rare bottling from the Chita distillery, Suntory's single grain powerhouse behind the Hibiki blend.

We've also have very small quantities of lines from Mars , KirinWhite Oak, Nikka, Chita and Yamazaki at the moment. 

SUNTORY PURE MALT "WHITE" 

NIKKA TAKETSURU 17 OLD BOTTLING

NIKKA TAKETSURU 12 OLD BOTTLING

NIKKA RYE BASE

CHITA SINGLE GRAIN AICHI

 

UPCOMING WHISKY EVENTS

Scott Fitzsimons