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Sell Your Bottle of Fuji Gotemba Whisky

Everything you need to know about Fuji Gotemba Whisky

Fuji Gotemba Whisky

Fuji Gotemba Distillery sits at the base of the iconic Mount Fuji, in the town of Gotemba, which is around 70 miles from Tokyo. Having Fuji in the background is perhaps appropriate, as Fuji Gotemba is the largest distillery in the world, beating out Glenfiddich in Scotland. The distillery is around 1.7 million square feet. It is no wonder, then, that Fuji Gotemba has the capacity to produce single malt and grain whiskies that are then laid to mature in the huge warehouses. The distillery even has its own bottling plant.

If you are looking to sell your bottle of Fuji Gotemba whisky then we can help you do just that.

What is your bottle of Fuji Gotemba Whisky worth?

Are you looking for a valuation for your bottle of Fuji Gotemba whisky?

Use the guide below to explore the factors that affect value. Then please use the contact form to send us the details of your bottle. We are an expert whisky broker with other 300 five-star reviews of our service. You can also read our guide to selling your whisky online.

We can help you sell your bottle either through a brokered private sale, through a specialist online auction, or through our new shop.

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What affects the value of Fuji Gotemba Whisky

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The label

Fuji Gotemba distillery is owned by the Kirin group, and so the name Kirin often appears of the bottle in place of the name Fuji Gotemba. The design of the bottle has changed numerous times over the years. However, the majority of the Fuji Gotemba bottles have the Japanese symbols for Fuji Gotemba grace the right-hand side of the bottle. 

The Fuji-Sanroku series bears the Sanroku name above the Kirin Whisky logo. 

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The bottle

There are many different designs of Fuji Gotemba bottles, as the design has changed so many times over the years. It is better to look for the Fuji Gotemba logo than for a specific bottle shape.

The condition of the bottle is vital to getting a fair price for your Japanese whisky.  The capsule should be in good condition, with no nicks, and the glass should not be scratched. It is best to keep your bottle in a dark and humid place to ensure good condition. 

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The box

Some Fuji Gotemba whisky has an accompanying box. The absence of a box – especially if the bottle in question is a limited edition bottling – can negatively affect the value of your bottle. 

The condition of the box is also an important factor to consider. If the box is damaged then this will decrease the value of your Fuji Gotemba whisky. Boxes are always an asset for collectors, so if your box is in good condition then this improves your prospects of achieving a good price for your bottle. 

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The level

As with all whisky, the spirit level in the neck of your Fuji Gotemba whisky bottle is important and has a significant impact on the value. Ideally, the liquid should sit in the wide part of the neck. Lower levels, below the shoulder especially, will lower the value of the bottle.

When you are storing your bottle please consider adding an additional seal – clingfilm or a specialist seal such as Parafilm – over the capsule. This will help stop the level dropping. Always store your bottle upright and in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

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The vintage

Vintages are especially interesting when it comes to Japanese whisky because, slowly but surely, vintage-statements are disappearing from Japanese whisky. This is because the distilleries are working overtime to meet demand, and many of them do not have enough aged stock. Therefore, many Japanese single malts are now made up of many different aged whiskies. Thus, even a bottle with a vintage statement is now a rarity and something to look out for. 

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The age-statement

Another result of the dwindling of aged stocks, age-statements are beginning to disappear from bottles of Fuji Gotemba whisky, as a result of different aged whiskies being vatted together in order to meet demand. As such, any bottle of Fuji Gotemba with an age-statement is something of a rarity, with higher age-statements commanding higher premiums. 

How we can help you sell your bottle

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Private Sale

Selling your bottle through our audience of private buyers can get a high price for you bottle and the convenience of a quick turn around on your sale. All we need is a good picture of your bottle stood up, ideally with the box if you have it and we can collect no obligation offers from our buyers for your consideration.

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Auction can be the most suitable route for some bottles offering a wide audience of buyers. There is more element of risk in selling at auction as you have less control over the original price and usually takes longer to complete than a private sale. It is also important to choose the right specialist auction for you bottle, and we can advise you on this. 

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Our online store launched in 2020 with an aim to bridge the gap between selling at auction and the prices you see at retail, helping you get more for your bottle. Selling via our online shop can achieve more than at auction or private sale but can take longer to complete, so requires the time to get your ideal price realised.

What is my bottle of Fuji Gotemba whisky worth?

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