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Have a glass of classic anime scotch with official Gatchaman whisky

By Mugi, grape Japan

In 1972, sci fi anime “Science Ninja Team Gatchaman'' first aired on TV in Japan. The series’s blend of science fiction and superhero storylines is often cited as having a huge influence on the convention of five-member superhero teams seen going forward in anime, and particularly the tokusatsu genre.

Even after so many years, popularity for the iconic series hasn't faded thanks to ongoing entries in the series and support from fans.

To honor the beloved anime, the Shogakukan Shuei Production company has released a special Gatchaman labeled whisky for purchase for limited raffle winners, sold on Japanese online retailer Whisky Mew, which has produced several popular anime-themed whiskies, including Berserk.

The whiskey itself is from the Ballindalloch castle region in Scotland. It is from a family owned distillery, and uses traditional distilling methods by using direct heat, and only a sherry barrel for aging process.

The label shows Gatchaman standing over with his majestic wing spread out, all ready to fight the evil organization, Galactor!

Purchase information:


Price: 18,700 yen (Tax included)

Aged for 16 years. Alcohol 50.9%. Single malt, made in Scotland.

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There is no such thing as "classic anime scotch", nor will there ever be...

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18,700 yen

Single malt, made in Scotland.

Japan can make very good and high quality whisky (e.g. Yamanashi, Chita-hanto,...). But lately it has been passing off foreign whisky as Japanese whisky. All it neds to be done is be bottled here and it can be labelled as Japanese whisky.

If I see an advertisement like the one here and nowhere is the actual producer in Scotland even mentioned (I haven't even found it by searching the site at the moment), then I can rightly assume that they have just bought a bland and cheap whisky somewhere, something like Nikka Black (not saying Nikka Black is the worst whisky ever), and are selling that to unsuspecting anime fans at several times the profit.

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I seems this is not the only Gatchaman whisky from Scotland. The link below lists a 19-year old blended whisky.

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Whisky not from Japan at 18700 yen?

What a joke!

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Can find a good single malt 16 years for less than ¥5,000.

I guest the limited edition send the price up.

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