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Notice of Golden Week holidays in Japan

2022/04/21
by Shinji Onodera

Shipping / Reply to inquiry / will be closed for the following period.

GW holidays in Japan
Holiday period From 29th Apr to 8th May 2022 
Japan time: Orders will be accepted during the above period,
but shipping and all inquiries cannot be answered.
Shipping will resume from 9th May.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Customer Service

Information on increased shipping costs

2022/04/01
by Shinji Onodera

Japan Post announced that it will revise some of the international postage such as "EMS" (Express Mail Service) by airmail from June 1, 2022. In response to rising delivery costs overseas such as the United States, EMS will raise the average price by about 17% from the current rate.
In addition to EMS, we will also raise the price of parcel post that is carried by air or surface mail.

For DHL, the Emergency Situation Surcharge will increase from April 1st.

Shipping to CANADA

2021/12/01
by Shinji Onodera

Please see below if an individual imports alcohol into Canada.

Although the liquor control committee of a state has exclusive control and approval of all liquor imports into the state, in fact many states allow private (commercial and private) imports.

・ The common requirements for private imports are as follows.

(1) The amount of imports per batch is 45 liters or less for beer, wine or distilled liquor.

(2) It can be imported only to the state in which it resides, and it must be the legal drinking age in the state in which it resides.

(3) Goods can be shipped in advance, but permission must be obtained from the state liquor committee before customs procedures. -When importing alcoholic beverages, in addition to federal customs duties and consumption taxes, sales management fees (charges) called markups are levied in each state. This amount is considerably higher than customs duty and consumption tax.

We will ship with lower invoice or your request price. 

 

*Importers should obtain permission from the State Liquor Commission prior to customs procedures.

We can ship alcohol to Canada, but each state has different customs 
clearance condition.
Please check for yourself if there are any problems with the import at your provinces.


The provinces of Canada that can be shipped are as follows.
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Québec

 

About Shipping to the United States

2021/09/14
by Shinji Onodera
At the moment EMS, DHL, UPS, FedEx do not accecept to ship whisky to the United States by Air.
Therefore, whisky can only be shipped to the United States by sea.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Euro import VAT exemption abolished

2021/06/25
by Shinji Onodera
Euro import VAT exemption abolished
After 1 July 2021, all goods imported into the EU will be subject to VAT regardless of the amount.
Freight less than € 150 will be collected by DHL (the Customs Declarant) from recipient.

As we are a non-EU operator, we cannot export goods as VAT duty free freigh

Pre-order information

2021/06/01
by Shinji Onodera

Please apply for pre-order products from the links for each product category below.

Blanton's Pre-Order

Hibiki Blenders Choice Pre-order

Wild Turkey 13 years Pre-order

Thanks 

Sales Team