Ichiro’s Malt Double Single Malt Whisky

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This product is from a Japanese single malt whisky (Hanyu Distillery) and a Scottish Single malt whisky (distillery unknown), distilled in 2008. Only 500 bottles were ever released. Accompanied with its original presentation hard board gift box. Hanyu whiskies, have received numerous awards in the recent years and because of their extremely limited availability, they are heavily sought after by private collectors.

DistilleryHanyu and a Scottish single malt
Distilled2008
Bottled2012
Bottle Number146 of 500
Cask Number2000
Whisky OriginScottish
Single MaltYes
BlendedNo
GrainNo
Alcohol Strength62.0%
Bottle Size70cl
BoxYes
Box ConditionGood
Label ConditionGood
Shoulder LevelGood
Weight 2 kg

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Hanyu Distillery was located in a town bearing its name on the banks of the Tone river. The original company was founded from a family business originally established in 1626 by the Akuto family, sake-makers in the town of Chichibu. Isouji Akuto, the 19th generation of the Akuto family, built a factory in Hanyu city, north-west of Tokyo, in 1941 to produce alcohol and obtained a licence to do so in 1946.

In 1980, serious attempts to produce a Scotch whisky-type product began and two pot stills were obtained. At the time, consumer demand was for blended whisky rather than single malt. Since then there has been a worldwide shift towards single malts and in 1990 Chichibu whisky was launched, named after the place where the sake was originally produced. It had two steam-heated stills and a continuous still, along with a Sake brewery.

Unfortunately it stopped making whisky in 2000, with the pot stills and distilling equipment dismantled in 2004. The grandson of the founder, Ichiro, purchased the mature stock and distilling facilities and hopes one day to start a new distillery. A dream that he is currently realising with his creation of the Chichibu Distillery.

Read more about the Hanyu distillery here!

Nose: Apple, fresh, wood, a bit menthol , with water more sweetness
Mouth: herb tea, cedar wood, cinnamon, cloves
Finish: Oak, dry and a bit smokey

There are no other notes at present.