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The attached image is a screen capture from a TV show (@ ~00:12:30).

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Unfortunately, it flashed for only a fraction of a second, and that's all that was shown.

Though the label on the bottle says "Japanese whiskey," I cannot identify any brand of Japanese whiskey that matches this label.

(This, in itself, does not mean much, though; I am pretty ignorant about Japanese whiskeys, in general.)

From the little Japanese I know, I thought that the character shown along the label's right edge was 神 (= かみ = gods), but I could not find any Japanese whiskey brand online that has this character on its label.

On the other hand, it is quite possible that this is not a real Japanese whiskey brand at all, but rather a made-for-TV prop.

Can anyone recognize this label, and if so, what is the brand?

(For what it's worth, here is a larger version of the same image.)

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    Can you add a link to the TV movie?
    – Ken Graham
    Feb 7, 2022 at 5:21
  • @KenGraham: done. The show is in German. I don't know how to provide a link that is cued to the moment when the bottle appears on the screen, but I added the timestamp.
    – kjo
    Feb 7, 2022 at 12:32
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    Thanks, kjo. Do not know if it is going to help, but hopefully.
    – Ken Graham
    Feb 7, 2022 at 14:11
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    Would it make sense in the context of the movie if it was en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yūrei ?
    – David
    Feb 16, 2022 at 12:01
  • @David: that's not whisky, that's a beer! ;-P beerconnoisseur.com/review/… Feb 19, 2022 at 22:40

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At 12:12 you have another shot, where you better see the shape of the bottle. together with the black cap in your screenshot maybe that rings a bell for someone who is into whiskey?

At 12:15 little more of the label, there it looks more like ...OREI than ...UREI. (or like David says in the comments, it could mean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yūrei, but can't find any brand with that name either)

I wasn't able to download the video, but maybe if you watch it in high quality you can see more details?

My personal guess is, they took a cheap bottle from a german super market and relabeled by the movie company to avoid legal issues. or they have a warehouse full of movie requisites and took the one that looks most like a whiskey bottle. surest way would be to ask the movie company.

At 1:28:26 it says:

Requisite: Dirk Breitenbach Stephanie Moldrings

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