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Old 17 September 2019, 03:39 PM   #1
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Icon3 **Your SEIKO and Japanese Whisky**

Any Japanese whisky and watch fans here?

From Grand Seikos and Hibiki 17, to Turtles and Kakubin, to Tuna-cans and Torys -- Let's see what you've got!
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Old 17 September 2019, 05:20 PM   #2
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Old 17 September 2019, 09:17 PM   #3
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Old 18 September 2019, 05:00 PM   #4
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Nice bottles, guys. Would love that Yamazaki 12 but it's sadly now out of reach.
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Old 19 September 2019, 12:33 AM   #5
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I’m working on it, heading to the liquor store with my turtle. I’m thinking that even if I have
To go full on Yamazaki 12 it has to work out better than Rolex and cheap Irish whiskey.
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That Nikka Samurai Gold & Gold is a cool bottle. I've been looking for one just to put on the shelf as a talking piece.
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Old 19 September 2019, 03:53 AM   #7
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Old 19 September 2019, 04:26 AM   #8
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Yum!

Adam, that silver dial.
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Yamazaki 18. I'll post photos tonight
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Old 19 September 2019, 10:35 AM   #10
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Adam, that silver dial.
Thanks buddy, it's picking up a little colour reflection from the whisky there.

Good pics, guys...glad to see this thread getting some traction
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Old 21 September 2019, 08:43 AM   #11
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Old 21 September 2019, 06:35 PM   #12
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Great idea for a thread!

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Old 21 September 2019, 07:41 PM   #13
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That Nikka Samurai Gold & Gold is a cool bottle. I've been looking for one just to put on the shelf as a talking piece.
I think readily available in Japanese airports. Got two bottles my last trip.
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Old 21 September 2019, 08:50 PM   #14
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Didn't pick up any new watches on my Japan trip, but did get really lucky with the 3 whiskies at Narita airport. Taking a pic, then into long-term storage these go!
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Old 21 September 2019, 09:13 PM   #15
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Didn't pick up any new watches on my Japan trip, but did get really lucky with the 3 whiskies at Narita airport. Taking a pic, then into long-term storage these go!
Wow, great score!
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Old 21 September 2019, 09:23 PM   #16
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Old 21 September 2019, 10:40 PM   #17
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Wow, great score!
Yeah! Got super lucky and guess I'm a big sucker for limited edition Japanese stuff
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I have exactly one Seiko watch and one bottle of Japanese whisky. Here they are.
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Old 22 September 2019, 09:05 AM   #19
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I have exactly one Seiko watch and one bottle of Japanese whisky. Here they are.
Nice pair. I've been wanting to get a bottle of Toki for some time now.
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I love this thread. Will play along soon. Tonight it’s Swiss and Scotch but thoroughly enjoying this thread.
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Old 22 September 2019, 12:08 PM   #21
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Seconded. Why can't this ever happen to me.
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Old 23 September 2019, 01:56 AM   #22
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**Your SEIKO and Japanese Whisky**

Thanks for starting this thread Adam!

Iím a fan of Japanese whisky, I have started to collect 12 years ago and visited all major whisky distilleries in Japan.

I would like to start with my first Seiko quartz chrono in 90s and Nikka blended whisky



I had few bottles of Taketsuru 竹鶴, where 21 YO is my favorite. I remember the last bottle I bought was only •6800 in the airport in 2013.



Taketsuru 竹鶴 is named under ďFather of Japanese Wishy - Taketsuru Masataka 竹鶴政孝Ē, with a blend of two different Nikka single malt: Miyagikyo 宮城峡 and Yoichi 余市

Where obviously it carries both characteristics. Itís well balanced and suitable for all circumstances: on rock, straight, eastern or western cuisine, anything anytime...

Tasting note from Master of Malt:

Nose: Plenty of oak influence with hint of prunes and soy sauce. Cocoa, espresso beans, almost a touch of anise.

Palate: Spices, black pepper, loads of tangy sherry, hints of turmeric and other spices.

Finish: Long, good oaky grip with a perfect balance of spice.

The Samurai Nikka blended is more for decoration or fine for mixing cocktail.



The Nikka Whisky from the Barrel is a mix of malt and grain whisky, value for money and always have stock.



The Taketsuru Highball (in can) is nice for summer with only 7% of alcohol, available for limited time only.



Edited: adding the Tsuru 鶴 17 YO hiding deep inside my cabinet. This is the old bottle and box, I finished the transparent bottle long time ago and canít recall itís taste...



Ok, as this is a Seiko forum, I have to talk about the quartz chrono... nothing really worth to highlight, just my first Seiko :-)



I will prepare separate posts for Hibiki 響, Yamazaki 山崎, Hakushu 白州, Yoichi 余市, Miyagikyo 宮城峡, Karuizawa 軽井沢 etc

Hope I did not hi-jack this thread, just a little sharing.

P.S. Story of Taketsuru Masataka 竹鶴政孝:
https://www.nikka.com/eng/story/founder/


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"Hope I did not hi-jack this thread, just a little sharing."

Not at all. Great post, thanks
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Fantastic stuff here.
My small contribution. Drinking Akashi tonight.

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That Nikka from the Barrel is a masterpiece -

so much value for dollar... much like GS itself!!

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Fantastic stuff here.
My small contribution. Drinking Akashi tonight.

That Akashi is quite nice isn't it? Mine seems to be going down fast, too.

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so much value for dollar... much like GS itself!!

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Great pic It's even cheaper in Japan. I took this pic last December in Kyoto. About US$20 for 500ml
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That Akashi is quite nice isn't it? Mine seems to be going down fast, too.

Quite nice indeed.
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Didn't pick up any new watches on my Japan trip, but did get really lucky with the 3 whiskies at Narita airport. Taking a pic, then into long-term storage these go!


Are you flying from Narita in the morning time? I heard FaSoLa and JAL Duty Free normally fill up stock in the morning but sold out around noon.


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Nice pair. I've been wanting to get a bottle of Toki for some time now.
Thank you! I definitely recommend it.
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