Monday, March 5, 2012

Megastore Galore - Owner's Cask Lineup

Namba, Osaka is home to quite a few intriguing stores which stock a variety of assorted goods from quirky trinkets to unique fashion. On any given day hordes of people can walk the long arcades in search of a bargain or that unique item, which will distinguish themselves from others. Unfortunately liquor shops are nowhere to be seen amongst the array of retail establishments within the vicinity, but this doesn’t mean liquor, in particular whisky cannot be obtained. Bic Camera, five minutes away from Namba station, is a well-known mega chain store of electric devices. Not only an array of the latest electronics can be acquired here but also an assortment of Japanese whisky is available, in particular a reasonable offering of “The Owner’s Cask” expressions from Yamazaki (pictured above).  Pricing is quite reasonable in my opinion, and I’m lead to believe visitors to Japan can receive a further 5 percent off the given price (excluding tax) when producing their passport. 


2-10-1, Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Opening Hours
7 days a week: 10:00AM-9:00PM



  1. Another alternative is the Takashima department store conveniently situated at Namba station. However, they do not stock any “Owner’s Cask” expressions. They do stock a few Ichiro’s Malt expressions (not including malt from the card series), but in my opinion I found their selection a bit bland. Nevertheless the Takashima department store is worth a visit though if you are in the area and looking for whisky.

  2. On whisky auction sites, some of these Owner's Cask bottles are now going for more than $1,000. That's some appreciation. But they were made to be drunk, not stored away.