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For those that didnt know. The lcbo currently sells suntory hibiki harmony. This is for a limited time.

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/hibiki ... jxdvlXEiJI

Not sure if i want to try this or not. I tried the hibiki 21 year at the suntory distillery in Osaka. I wasn't too impressed with it. I'm sure the 21 year hibiki is better than this hibiki harmony. Although, i must admit. I tried the hibiki 21 year, beside a shot of yamazaki 18 year.
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phuviano wrote:
Nov 6th, 2015 3:12 am
For those that didnt know. The lcbo currently sells suntory hibiki harmony. This is for a limited time.

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/hibiki ... jxdvlXEiJI

Not sure if i want to try this or not. I tried the hibiki 21 year at the suntory distillery in Osaka. I wasn't too impressed with it. I'm sure the 21 year hibiki is better than this hibiki harmony. Although, i must admit. I tried the hibiki 21 year, beside a shot of yamazaki 18 year.
All Asian "Scotch" is terrible. There's a reason it's called "Scotch."
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robson1 wrote:
Nov 6th, 2015 7:01 am
All Asian "Scotch" is terrible. There's a reason it's called "Scotch."
I have no issue with Asian scotch. I've had quite a few Japanese brands, and Ka Va Lan as well.

Not everyone has to like the same things.
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phuviano wrote:
Nov 6th, 2015 3:12 am
For those that didnt know. The lcbo currently sells suntory hibiki harmony. This is for a limited time.

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/hibiki ... jxdvlXEiJI

Not sure if i want to try this or not. I tried the hibiki 21 year at the suntory distillery in Osaka. I wasn't too impressed with it. I'm sure the 21 year hibiki is better than this hibiki harmony. Although, i must admit. I tried the hibiki 21 year, beside a shot of yamazaki 18 year.
Really not a fan of the Hibikis, nor their Harmony, all too harsh even the 21. I'm a fan of the Yamazakis as well (just picked up a bottle of the 18 year single to bring home with me.) The Yamazakis are much smoother.
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Just started drinking scotch from my usual vodka craves.

I got to say i love it !

My friend introduced me to it , that macallan
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robson1 wrote:
Nov 6th, 2015 7:01 am
All Asian "Scotch" is terrible. There's a reason it's called "Scotch."
you're doing yourself a disservice. if you don't like it that's fine but there are some fine examples out there.
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Anyone know how i can get a bottle of Walker Green Label?
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CrazeeV wrote:
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Anyone know how i can get a bottle of Walker Green Label?
I think they stopped selling that stuff years ago. I did manage to pick one up a few years back at a duty free shop. I totally forgot about it till you mentioned it.
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Actually I think the latest LCBO vintage release had them for 80 bucks. I never checked myself but remembered seeing it on the list
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BC Liquor Store had Green Label last year, and I picked up a couple bottles.

It's still listed on their website, but I don't know if they actually have stock.
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Was in tokyo a couple weeks ago, late night stroll in a 24 hour supermarket and couldn't believe the price, I had to snag one.

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honestly at $300 there is no way this is worth it, but at $150 CAD it was worth grabbing a bottle.

We get royally screwed for alcohol here in Ontario, I saw a bottle of lagavulin 16 there for like $70.
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plebeian wrote:
Mar 21st, 2016 2:54 am
Was in tokyo a couple weeks ago, late night stroll in a 24 hour supermarket and couldn't believe the price, I had to snag one.

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honestly at $300 there is no way this is worth it, but at $150 CAD it was worth grabbing a bottle.

We get royally screwed for alcohol here in Ontario, I saw a bottle of lagavulin 16 there for like $70.
Once in Tokyo some time ago, my friends and I also noticed this and purchased a bottle from Bic Camera.

A duty free store by the border here in Vancouver had the 1 litre bottles on sale for $175, and with a 10% discount, it was a really good buy.

Scotch is cheaper in Japan and Taiwan, for some reason.
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plebeian wrote:
Mar 21st, 2016 2:54 am
Was in tokyo a couple weeks ago, late night stroll in a 24 hour supermarket and couldn't believe the price, I had to snag one.

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honestly at $300 there is no way this is worth it, but at $150 CAD it was worth grabbing a bottle.

We get royally screwed for alcohol here in Ontario, I saw a bottle of lagavulin 16 there for like $70.
Great price considering our dollar.

2-3 years ago when the CAD-USD was at par, I managed to pick up 5 bottles of JW Blue at $135/each at Costco in California of all places! The regular price was 170$ and it had a 35$ discount.

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