Category Archives: Ichiro’s Malt

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Review: Whisky – the final edition by Ulf Buxrud

Whisky – the final edition is the latest book from Swedish whisky expert and Keeper of the Quaich, Ulf Buxrud. It details the story behind the most expensive Japanese whisky collection of all time – The Ichiro’s Malt Card Series.  Everyone familiar with Japanese whisky will surely have heard of this legendary series of bottlings […]

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The Best Japanese Whiskies of 2022

We’re almost halfway through what has been a very busy 2022 thus far for Japanese whisky, with a range of exciting new releases popping up from distilleries all over Japan. The whisky landscape in Japan is changing rapidly, with exciting new distilleries joining the old guard, and nearly all of them seem to be producing […]

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Whisky of the Month For July: Ichiro’s Malt MWR

We’re now nearing the end of July and that means it’s time for us to highlight another of our favourite Japanese whiskies from one of the country’s fastest growing and most popular producers as our Whisky of the Month. This time around, it’s a magnificent creation from Ichiro’s Malt.  Run by Ichiro Akuto,who’s family owned […]

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Whisky of the Month For May: Ichiro’s Malt World Blended Whisky 2020

Once again, it’s time for our Whisky of the Month. For May, we’ve selected a bottle that has helped catapult the World Blended Whisky category to the forefront of everyone’s mind, while delighting thousands of noses and palates along the way – it’s the Ichiro’s Malt World Blended Whisky 2020. Ichiro’s and World Blended Whiskies […]

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5 New Whiskies Worth Writing Home About

2021 has been a relatively slow year for new Japanese whisky releases, partly owing to the on-going whisky shortage, and partly down to distillery closures as a result of Covid-19. However, in the past couple of months we have seen a handful of mouth-watering expressions appear on the market, from fine single malts to unique […]

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World Whiskies Awards 2021 Winners Announced

The World Whiskies Awards winners for 2021 have just been announced and that means it’s time for us to take a look at which expressions the world’s top judges think are the best in their respective categories.  This prestigious competition has been running since way back in 2012 and every year distilleries and producers around […]

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Christmas Countdown Day 4 – Ichiro’s Malt 505 World Blended Whisky

We’re back for Day 4 of our Christmas Countdown and today we have a fantastic new whisky from one of the best producer’s in all of Japan, Ichiro’s Malt. The company has been leading the way with honesty, transparency and innovation for years now and this year’s magnificent 505 World Blended Whisky is another shining […]

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Ichiro’s Malt & Grain 505 World Blended Whisky

Ichiro’s Malt recently excited the whisky world by adding a brand new world blended offering to their core range. The Ichiro’s Malt 505 World Blended Whisky follows in the footsteps of the popular whisky producer’s white label and award-winning purple label world blended expressions and it looks set to be just as successful. Released to […]

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Dekanta 5th Anniversary Countdown Day 8 – Ichiro’s Malt & Chichibu

It’s Day 8 of our 10 day dekanta anniversary countdown, and today we’re honouring one of Japan’s fastest rising brands and distilleries. Yesterday, we looked at Yamazaki (if you missed that you can catch up right here), and we hope you all grabbed yourself a nice bottle at a discounted price. Today, we’re looking at […]

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Japanese Whisky Triumphs At World Whiskies Awards 2020

It’s that time of year again, the World Whiskies Awards 2020 winners have just been announced and once again it has been a good year for Japanese whisky, with several brilliant expressions running out as winners in their respective categories. We can’t say we’re overly surprised, as Japanese whiskies have been picking up the top […]