Price: ¥ 20,000 (excluding tax)
Release date: October 2nd, 2018
Limited number: 1000 pcs
Nib type: 21k gold, large size
Nib finish: two-tone
Nib size: MF, M
Metal parts: IP Gold plated finish
Body size: φ18 x 129 mm
Body weight: 21.6g
Where to buy?
You will most likely need a deputy service in order to purchase this pen. Sankodo and Maruzen had confirmed that they will carry this pen. They are vendors located in Nagoya and are available for in-store purchases only. You might find the pen for sale online at Nagasawa and Mitadepa for they have carried the previous Cocktail Series releases, but they have not announced anything as of yet. Click here to see a full line-up of The Cocktail Series.
Post last updated on August 25th, 2018.
The Cocktail Series (カクテルシリーズ) is a vibrant collection of fountain pens by Sailor, modelled after various alcoholic beverages. Sailor releases a new colour each year. The pens usually have a limit of 300 or less before 2017. In 2017, the Apres Ski had a limit of 800, while Tequila Sunrise from 2018 has a limit of 1000. The increase in availability demonstrates the extend of the series’ popularity. You can find the new releases for sale online at Nagasawa or Mitadepa. You may past releases on Kingdom Note or Yahoo! Auctions from time-to-time. A deputy service or a kind friend who lives in Japan is required if you wish to purchase these pens through the above vendors. You may find them on Ebay as well, but the pricing is often less competitive than Japanese vendors, even with the additional cost of a deputy service.
See below for a list of LE Cocktail series fountain pens Sailor had released as of August 25th, 2018.
Edited on September 25th, 2018—Thanks to correction by ZChen (@zchen999)
#1 2011 Asian Way – Profit 21
#2 2012 Mojito – Pro Gear 21k
#3 2013 Black Velvet – Pro Gear 21k
#4 2014 Piccadilly Night – Pro Gear 21k
#5 2015 Old Fashioned – Pro Gear 21k
#6 2016 Blue Lagoon – Pro Gear 21k
#7 2017 Apres Ski – Pro Gear 21k
#7.5 2017 Asian Way – King Profit
#8 2018 Tequila Sunrise – Pro Gear 21k