Dramtastics Japan(whisky) Road Trip April 2013 – Day 8

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Arrived back in Tokyo from Osaka. Bit tired but there is a number of whisky bars near our digs in Shinjuku so only a short walk for a quality dram. As previously reported I had been to Bar Hermit West earlier this trip. I decided to try Bar Hermit Regalo this time. I knew there was also a Bar Hermit East, but one of the bartenders informed me there is a chain of 6 bars with 4 under the Bar Hermit Banner, all owned by the same person and all located in Shinjuku.
I know that I found the West Bar good value, but to my surprise this was even better for some very rare old Ichiro’s Card Series, Ichiro’s Malt Single casks and the Ichiro’s Malt 20YO. Photo of the list of specials included with the special price in red. As you can see, not much more than the Yamazaki 10 listed on the top right corner. Price list is not inclusive of all their Card Series bottling’s they have more. Also their own range of Suntory Owners Cask bottling’s but a slightly larger range than the West bar. Owners Cask offerings are Y1300 a shot and that price has not changed in 4 years.

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Tasted:
Ichiro’s Malt 5 of Hearts 2000-2008 French Oak Cognac Cask Finish 60%
Ichiro’s Malt Single Cask 2000-2005 American Oak Puncheon #6076 60%
Suntory Owners Cask for Bar Hermit Hakushu Heavily Peated 2000-2010 #EL 41499 62%

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4 thoughts on “Dramtastics Japan(whisky) Road Trip April 2013 – Day 8

  1. Wow! Seems like some bars in Tokyo are oddly enough cheaper than Osaka?! This bar will be my first port of call when in Tokyo again. Sorry – out of the four bars under the Hermit banner the West is good cost performance? I’ve longed for that Ichiro’s Malt single cask. Be interested to hear your thoughts on it at a later date.

    • They are both good value Clint. West has The Game 3 for Y1300 and 2 1600 for instance. Regalo is where that list with the specials on it is. Haven’t been to the other 2 yet. Will possibly go back to West for The Game 2 but I nosed it last time I was there it didn’t come on as nice as the 3. Will be heading back to Regalo Sunday night for sure.
      Wrote notes on all of them Clint. Cost for those 3 was Y4100 including Y500 seating charge.

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