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[11 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
Chichibu The First – Ichiro’s Malt

Today we’re about to taste the first dram from Japan’s youngest distillery which has been distilling since 2008 – Chichibu. Only in 2011 the spirit was old enough to be called “whisky” and this is the first such expression that is released. Aged in 200-litre Bourbon barrels and vatted from 31 barrels. I’ve come to understand that the big difference …

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[28 Sep 2010 | 3 Comments | ]


Chichibu is a new distillery operating since 2008, and built by Ichiro Akuto, whose grandfather built and operated the Hanyu distillery in 1946 and ceased operation in the year of 2000. Ichiro also owns much of Hanyu’s aging malt, and bottles it under the “Ichiro malt” label. Built in 2007, the distillery uses equipment brought form Scotland, and some …