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Time to stock up Japanese whisky?

Thursday, 18 December 2014


Photo credit: Suntory Liquors, Japan


Lovers of Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki whisky, Japanese whisky producer Suntory Liquors had recently announced they will be raising its whisky price by 20% from 1st April 2015 for their domestic market and how this will affect the global market including Singapore remains unknown.


This will mean an average bottle of Suntory whisky Hibiki 12 YO (700ml) will increase from 5,000 yen (approximate SGD 56.00) to 6000 yen (SGD 66.00). Suntory Liquors (Japan) will also increase its prices for its imported brands including The Macallan, Laphroaig and The Balvenie.


L-R: Suntory Yamazaki whisky, Hakushu whisky and Hibiki whisky (Credit: Suntory Liquors, Japan) 



With the increase popularity of high ball in Japan and overseas, the Japan whisky market continues to expand. At the same time, the increase of price is mainly due to the soaring cost of raw materials and this has made the price increases inevitable.


If you are a Suntory whisky lover, you may consider keeping a few more bottles this festive season. Let’s keep our finger cross!  



Source: Suntory Liquors, Japan


Photos: Suntory Liquors, JapanPosted by Admin in F&B on 18 Dec 2014


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