Robert Yellin's Japanese Pottery Blog

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Monday, April 23, 2007

One Million Yen Whiskey in a Special Bottle

And what might that special bottle be? A B&W photo can be seen here snipped from a weekend newspaper article; the bottle is a Kutani creation by Living National Treasure Tokuda Yasokichi III. The 35 year-old oak-aged Suntory whiskey is limited to 150 bottles and is priced at a cool million yen, tax excluded. Feeling the urge to splurge, toll-free number is just a dial away at 0120-139310, Japanese only and no checks accepted!


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