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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Godzilla Whiskey

Like Godzilla? Like whiskey? Why not both at the same time?

I know! How could it have taken 50 years for someone to think of doing that?

Well, better late than never... Shin Godzilla (New Godzilla) and Godzilla boast a 6- and 24-year old whiskey, respectively.

Shin Godzilla is a single malt Talisker whisky while the blended malt, older Godzilla is advertised as a Hector Mcbeth beverage.

On sale beginning August 5, 2016 at Shinanoya in Shinjuku, priced ¥13,800 US$130.09) and ¥22,800 (US$214.93).

A launch ceremony was held at Speyside, Jiyugaoka, on July 17th.

Directed by Hideaki Anno, Godzilla Resurgence stars (surname first) Ishihara Satomi, Takenouchi Yutaka and Hasegawa Hiroki, and is the first domestically-produced Godzilla film since 2004.

While Godzilla was rebooted by a successful, if not dull movie by American interests, but it was unimpressive enough for the Japanese to be insulted enough to take matters in to their hands once again... with Godzilla Resurgence, due out on the screens on July 29, 2016.

You can be sure that the Japanese will market the heck out of Godzilla and the movie, which the whiskey being just one recent example.  

Andrew Joseph


  1. Funny ... a co-worker left me a Godzilla action figure on my desk (we have a bug-tracking software package called JIRA, and its name is a truncation of Gojira according to Atlassian who makes the software). This is a hint for me to start working on a new JIRA server which my Dev team wants, but I have no time to build. And I do like whiskey ... but that's a little pricey. I'll go home to my Jameson. It's been that kind of day.

    1. We have Jira at work... I put in a complaint or problem and the specialists resolve my issue with the web or newspaper in five working days. I dislike Jira, but like Gojira. Can you believe I don't drink anymore? Maybe the odd beer. I think I've had six alcoholic drinks this year.