Category Archives: Ichiro’s Malt

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Chichibu Distillery: A Timeless Story

The story of the Chichibu distillery is a romantic and hopeful one to say the least, with all the ups and downs, and sadness and happiness that comes with any tale worth telling. It begins a long time ago. Owned and run by the Akuto family, the Hanyu distillery was founded during the 17th century, […]

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Japanese Whisky Budget Series: $8,000 to $15,000

Whether you’re looking for a holiday gift for someone special or you want to build your liquor collection with high-quality Japanese whisky, we introduce to you our Japanese Whisky Budget Series where you can find whiskies at different price ranges that fit your needs. You can also use this series as a gift guide for […]

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Ichiro’s Malt Card Series – A Collector’s Dream

Several Japanese whisky distilleries have produced legendary lines of whisky bottles, and Ichiro’s Malt Card Series is one of them. Just like a deck of playing cards, this unique collection features 54 bottles that represent each card in a deck. Each vintage bottle has its own original card label, but not only that – they […]

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Japanese Whisky Investing

Whisky is a fascinating drink; in our view, far more fascinating than wine, vodka, brandy, beer, or any other drink. Don’t believe us? Google it! You will find far more quotations about whisky from some of history’s greatest authors and thinkers than you will ever find on any other alcoholic beverages. Those who know the […]

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New offerings from Ichiro

You’ve heard about Ichiro Akuto, right? If you haven’t, it’s about time you did! He is a rock star of the Japanese whisky world, and his family have been in the alcoholic brewage making industry since the 1600s. Ichiro’s father ran the Hanyu distillery and began experimenting with whisky making, until his unfortunate bankruptcy. Ichiro […]

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Bartenders choice: Ichiro’s Malt

One famous Japanese whisky I have not talked about so far is Ichiro’s Malt, the famous whisky from Venture Whisky owned by the charismatic Ichiro Akuto. Ichiro’s Malt is very popular overseas, but it is also popular among Japanese whisky fans. It can be a bit difficult for bartenders to evaluate this whisky, while some […]

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Bartender’s choice: The forgotten whisky

When it comes to Japanese whiskies Suntory and Nikka are by far the most famous. Other well known whiskies are Mars whisky from Honbu Shuzo, Ichiro´s Malt from Venture Whisky, and of course Karuizawa from Mercin. Another whiskies which used to be somewhat well known abroad are Kirin Whiskies. Lets talk a little bit about […]

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5 excellent Japanese whisky and food pairings

Whereas Westerners have long found whisky a drink to enjoy after food, the Japanese have a long tradition of enjoying it with food, often mixed with water or even on rocks. We present a few excellent pairings you might want to try out for yourself. Japanese Whisky Food Pairings: Nikka Taketsuru with Camembert cheese Cheese […]

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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 […]