Friday, May 11, 2012

Hanyu Bottlings Arrive at Bic Camera

An avid reader of Whiskies R Us has kindly informed me of some exciting news. Recently at Bic Camera, Namba, a small but exceptional selection of Ichiro’s vintage bottlings from Hanyu has become available. It is not often that such an establishment offers such gems and when they do they tend to get snapped up quickly, as apparently seen with Suntory’s Yamazaki and Hakushu Owners Cask bottlings that the store stocked in the past. The Hanyu bottlings do come with an expensive price tag, but worth every cent, considering they are, and will become somewhat rare in a few years. Hanyu bottlings are becoming ever so scarce, and there will be a time that they will be no longer available. It appears there are at least five bottles of each expression, so for those interested it may pay to visit Bic Camera sooner rather than later.

Photo courtesy of Niko - thank you.


  1. Lovely, would love to taste one of these! In comparison the floor malted one looks as overpriced as ever.

    1. Pierre, I actually think the price of the Floor Malted bottling at Bic Camera (above) is a little cheaper compared to other establishments such as large department stores, by at least 400 yen. But in general, one can certainly argue it looks overpriced.