You’ve heard about Ichiro Akuto, right? If you haven’t, it’s about time you did! He is a rockstar of the Japanese whisky world, and his family have been in the alcoholic beverage making industry since the 1600s. Ichiro’s father ran the Hanyu distillery and began experimenting with whisky making until his unfortunate bankruptcy. Ichiro then founded his own distillery, named Chichibu, located in Saitama, just outside of Tokyo.
This exhilarating 6 Year Old was distilled in 2012 and matured in a single red wine cask before being bottled in 2019. Expect rich and fruity flavours imparted by the wine cask that combine excellently with the quality Chichibu spirit to create a rich and warming expression. This single cask whisky really is a work of art and one that any fan of Chichibu, or Japanese whisky in general, will enjoy.