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Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries Japanese Malt Whisky
Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries is a vatting of ex-Sherry cask Single Malt rescued from Hanyu Distillery, and new Single Malt created by the maestro Ichiro Akuto at Chichibu, the latter having been matured in Japanese oak. As stocks of whisky from Hanyu are dwindling fast, this offers a rare opportunity to taste something that will soon be gone forever.
A truly intriguing and unique whisky, it conjures up thoughts of white wine, floral iced tea, Bourbon and honey drizzled on toasted rye bread. There’s peach, pear, tangerine, marzipan, basil, boiled sweets, honeysuckle, malted milk biscuits, vanilla, Christmas spices, and breakfast cereal scattered with golden sultanas. Don’t miss out on a chance to taste the rare and glorious sherried notes of Hanyu.
Chichibu is a modern legend, founded in 2004 by Ichiro Akuto, formerly of Suntory, Karuizawa and BenRiach. In addition to an already impressive CV, this man also rescued Hanyu Distillery’s last remaining casks (rumoured to be around 400 casks), propelling him into hero territory within the whisky world. Chichibu, based in Saitama, became operational in 2008 and produces malt whisky in tiny volumes but of exceptional quality. The attention to detail is phenomenal, as illustrated by the fact the team travel to Norfolk every year to make their own malt and even cooper their own barrels and Mizunara washbacks. Releases are snapped up by its cult following, so anything you see available – such as this – represents a fleeting and intriguing opportunity. Something very special is happening at this young distillery – there’s a freedom and vibrancy rare in this industry – those who invest ahead of the curve will be mightily rewarded.£20.71 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3100963
Style No.: 766134
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 46%
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