Tag Archives: whiskey

Jack Daniels Hi-ball

7 Oct

The American Jack Daniels brand whiskey is partnered with the Japanese brand Suntory and is available for purchase in almost any supermarket, convenience store or liquor store in Japan.

And now Jack Daniels Whiskey has begun selling canned High-ball cocktails.

If you buy a canned Jack Daniels High-ball by 2011 November 30, it will come with two 6-digit codes that can be used to enter a drawing for prizes via the “Jack Daniels Japan” website.

You can enter the drawing by 5:00PM (Japan time) on 2011 November 30.

300 people will win a set of two “Jack Daniels High-ball drinking glasses” and another 300 people will win a set of two “Jack Daniels mugs”.

Personally, I’d choose the mugs.  I like Jack Daniels and I like “High-balls”…so,  I may just buy a few cans of this drink and enter the drawing.

The sets of Jack Daniels glasses and mugs.

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.

Suntory

30 Jul

7-11 Japan and the department store chain that owns it, 「イトーヨーカドー」 (Ito-Yokado) are selling Suntory 「ゴールド・ブルー」 (“Gold Brew“) 発泡酒 (low-malt beer) for only ¥100 (about US$1.00) per 350ml can.

gold-brew

So I bought a case of them from 「イトーヨーカドー」 (Ito-Yokado). ¥100 / can X 24 cans = ¥2,400 (about US$24). A pretty good price, and the beer tastes good too!
350ml cans are a bit small though…I usually buy a case of the 500ml “tall boys”.

I know Suntory is a beverage company that makes beer, whiskey and some soft drinks…but did you know that they own Pepsi Japan and Gatorade Japan too?

Gatorade Sports Drink is originally a Florida* company? (*I grew up in Florida, USA).

gatorade

Gatorade was created by the University Of Florida. Initially it was created for the University of Florida‘s football team…the “Gators“. Hence the name, “Gatorade“.

gators

The only reason I know this is because my sister graduated from the University of Florida.

I wonder if other U.S. college football teams drink Gatorade and if they know it’s a “Florida Gators” drink?

In Japan, beer brewers release seasonal beers…ie: brews for the Summer, Spring, Autumn, and Winter.
On August 25, Suntory will begin selling their 2009 Autumn beer, called 「秋生」 (“Autumn Draft“).
It contains 6.5% alcohol.

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