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Yamazaki Pure Malt 12YO 700ml Delivered for $179.99 @ Vintage Cellars (Free Shipping for Orders over $150)

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Yamazaki Pure Malt 12YO 700ml for $179.99 ($20 cheaper than Dan Murphy's who currently have it for $199.99).

Vintage Cellars also have Nikka Whisky from the barell for $64.99 (https://www.vintagecellars.com.au/Spirits/nikka-whisky-from-...). This is also a great price, but I do find this whisky a little on the strong side.

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    Currently showing as $179.99 at Dan's on the gold coast (mermaid). Seems to vary from store to store though, strange….

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    Fathers Day approaching so should be good deals on whisky over the next few weeks

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    Really nice scotch. Bought some in Japan recently for ~AU$35. No idea why they are so expensive here.

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      Is that even for the same ml?
      Agreed should be cheaper in Japan, but that price disparity seems odd. I would think $130-$150AUD for the 700ml

      OP is right though. This is down $20 from the usual (maybe last 12 month price) and free shipping

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        Agreed for $35 it sounds like the distillers reserve or unaged. I found Yamazakit and Hakushu to be about the same price has here over there, only very slightly cheaper. Scotch single malts on the other hand were ridiculously cheap there, plenty of Macallan varieties around $40-80

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          I was in Japan in March last year and I was lucky enough to find the Hakushu 12yo 700ml for just over 7500 yen in a variety store/supermarket just outside Nakano station (10 mins west of Tokyo) - which was around $80-$85AUD back then. But I could not find any 700ml Yamazaki 12yo or 18yo anywhere (except at the airport duty free where the Yamazaki 18yo was going for around $500AUD). I was able to find 50ml bottles of Hakushu and Yamazaki 12yo and they were about $8AUD each so I got a few of those.

          I strongly doubt you can get an aged Yamazaki or Hakushu 700ml for $35AUD - people have cottoned on to the idea that aged Japanese whisky is high quality gear and so they travel to Japan to buy it by the dozens.

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          @kevmev12: Sorry, by recently I meant 2.5 years ago. Might have been the distillers reserve.

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          @dogboy: Having said that, if you go to the Vintage Cellars website you can also find the Yamazaki Distillers Reserve 700ml for $124.99AUD. So the ~$90 discrepancy between the Japanese price and Australian price is still completely outrageous - your original comment is still valid.

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        $35 is distiller's reserve. The 12 year Yamazaki is about 5500 yen, which is about $64.

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      The 12 year old ones has a rrp of 9180 yen in Japan (just over 100AUD)

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      that would not be the 12yo as displayed here, you would have bought the cheap reserve versions. which are usually around 4000 yen

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    If you have a budget of $180 for a bottle of whisky, you wouldn't be buying this.

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      exactly. nice drop for posers.. can't call this a bargain when it was sub-100 a year and a half, 2 years ago..

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        Helpful comment re posers - ever heard of supply/demand?

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          yep, posers come along and talk themselves into paying more and more for the status of an item, and so you move on and stay ahead of the curve. capitalism's great.

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          @autolux: no ones asking you to buy this, so I'm not sure what your issue is? Each to their own….

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        You are thinking of the Yamazaki Distiller's reserve. Totally different to this one. For those who have not tried the higher end ones, the cheaper Distiller's reserve is fine though.

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          no i am not. yamazaki 12 was around $100 in the timeframe i mentioned, hakashu 12 was even slightly cheaper and better imo. i know, because that was the last time i bought bottles of both and had been enjoying them for several years before any awards came along.

          it's a great drop, pushing its worth at $100. it is certainly not worth double that, there are far better whiskies for your dollar if you use your own taste buds, not other peoples.

    • +2 votes

      Care to share your whisky suggestions?

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        Well, this was a great deal last week https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/322290

        you might be able to find it about $150ish delivered from Nicks Wine Merchants.

        As for the whisky shown - sure, it's a nice whisky. But I'll buy where the value for my money is, and Japanese age statements are ridiculous prices due to supply and demand at the moment. They'll likely be that way for another 6-8 years yet :(

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        Macallan 15, Oban 14, Glenmorangie 18, even Glenfiddich 18 is a better bet.

        The Glenfarclas deal from last week was outstanding.

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    One of the best Whiskeys I've ever tasted and highly recommend, its very flavorful. If anybody is ever in Osaka, the Yamazaki Distillery is roughly half an hour away by train and definitely worth a visit.

    Additionally here are the current prices for these Whiskeys in Yen: https://files.ozbargain.com.au/upload/108200/51285/img_4566....