Category Archives: Chichibu


Ichiro’s Malt in high demand

Bonhams Hong Kong recently released a new catalog for its upcoming auction on August 28. There will be a selection of rare Japanese whisky; most notable perhaps is the entire collection of Ichiro’s Malt Card Series (54 bottles) which will be auctioned off in one. The price estimate? 232.000–310.000 USD. Those wanting to know more […]


Marcin Miller – The Number One whisky man

Europe is lucky, it has Marcin Miller, and without him there might not be much Japanese whisky on the continent. Marcin Miller is the co-founder and owner of Number One Drinks, a worldwide distributor of fine Japanese whiskies such as Chichibu, Hanyu, Kawasaki, Karuizawa and Mars. He used to be Editor and Publisher of Whisky […]


The Hanyu Playing Cards

The Hanyu playing card labels are a limited editions of Ichiro’s malt whisky. Each and every label has a unique playing card motif, 58 in total. The story behind these labels is quite interesting. The Hanyu distillery was founded back in 1941 by Isouji Akuto, whose family had actually been in the sake-making business since […]