Bourbon Whopper

18 Dec

I wrote a post last October about the Whopper 7 burger at Burger King Japan.
(Click here to read it.)

I also mentioned in that post that Burger King in Japan sells Heineken Beer.

Well, now Burger King in Japan has begun selling the “Bourbon Whopper“.

The Bourbon Whopper is, as the name implies, as “Whopper” burger* with bourbon whiskey in the sauce.
*(The “Bourbon Whopper Jr.” is also available.)

This ad from Burger King Japan says that the Bourbon Whopper costs ¥450 (about US$5.00) and the Bourbon Whopper Jr. costs ¥330 (about US$3.68).

Also, in addition to Heineken Beer, Burger King now sells “Highball” cocktails…which is bourbon whiskey with either cola or ginger-ale.
They’re charging ¥350 (about US$3.90) for a “Highball“.

A “set-meal” with both a Bourbon Whopper Jr. and a Highball cocktail costs ¥500 (about US$5.57), and is only available after 5:00PM.

Obviously, only persons aged 20 or older** can purchase these burgers and drinks.
**(The legal drinking age in Japan is 20).

Also, the ad above shows Burger King Japan‘s special limited-time only discount price on the 「てりやきワッパーJR」 (“Teriyaki Whopper Jr.“) from ¥330 to ¥240, and 「BKフライドチキン」 (“BK Fried Chicken“) from ¥230 to ¥150.

14 Responses to “Bourbon Whopper”

  1. Chris December 20, 2009 at 5:06 am #

    I don’t and did not. I wouldn’t mind doing a distillery tour, mind, but I didn’t get the chance when I was there.


    • tokyo5 December 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

      I’ve never taken a distillery or a brewery tour ever…yet.


  2. Chris December 20, 2009 at 1:46 am #

    I’ve never actually had bourbon anything, cause I don’t drink and using it just as flavor seems odd to me. Still, I might be willing to have a nibble.


    • tokyo5 December 20, 2009 at 2:11 am #

      You don’t drink any alcohol at all?

      So I guess you didn’t take a tour of any whiskey distilleries when you were in Kentucky then.


  3. taroinbrisbane December 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    Hi Tokyo 5, Burbon whopper sounds real good. I can imagine sort of a BBQ sauce with a hint of burbon. If they only use a bit in the sauce or otherwise give it just a flavour kick, I would have thought that the age limit wasn’t necessary because the alcohol content over the whole burger weight would be pretty close to zero?


    • tokyo5 December 19, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

      >I would have thought that the age limit wasn’t necessary

      Yeah, I’m thinking that when they cook the burger, the alcohol evaporates…maybe customers have to be at least 20 only for the “Highball” cocktail.


  4. Chris December 19, 2009 at 11:14 am #

    During a couple visits to Kentucky I saw what they’ll do to bourbon there.

    Bourbon balls, for example, which are basically chocolate coated bourbon.

    Then there’s bourbon milkshakes and pancakes. Scary.


    • tokyo5 December 19, 2009 at 11:44 am #

      Well, Kentucky is the home of Bourbon Whiskey, so it makes sense.

      Do you like whiskey? Would you try a Bourbon Whopper?


  5. bartman905 December 18, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    I think I have only been to Burger King once – do you like Burger King? Now that Wendy’s is closing, maybe it is time head here to try this out 🙂


    • tokyo5 December 18, 2009 at 8:44 pm #

      You’ve only eaten at Burger King once before?
      Yes, I like Burger King. I don’t eat there often…because I don’t eat fast-food in general often, and when I do I usually choose McDonalds because it’s cheapest.


  6. sixmats December 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    Is that age requirement really enforced? I can’t imagine the BK tellers asking for I.D. at the counter.


    • tokyo5 December 18, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

      Yes, I’m sure it is…not every customer would get an ID check—just those who look like they could be under 20.


  7. Sir Pent December 18, 2009 at 3:04 am #

    That’s it. I’m moving to Japan.
    They have America beat!


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