Chichibu Ichiro's Malt & Grain Whisky

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Size750mL Proof93 (46.5% ABV) *Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Distilled by the legendary king of Japanese distilling: Ichiro Akuto This blend is comprised of whiskies from distilleries in "the big 5" - Scotland, Canada, England, Ireland and the U.S., also including Ichiro Akuto’s young malt & grain whisky stock. A genuine "worldwide blended whisky."
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About Chichibu Ichiro's Malt & Grain Whisky

Ichiro's Malt & Grain is blended by the king of independent Japanese distillers: Ichiro Akuto. Ichiro’s blend is a worldwide blended whisky in every sense of the word, a marriage of whiskies from Ichiro’s very own young malt & grain whisky stock, and whiskies from eight other distilleries in Scotland, Canada, England, Ireland and the U.S., which founder Ichiro Akuto refers to as, "the big five."

These international whiskies mature for 3-5 years in their home country, and then for an additional 1-3 years in the cool climate of mountainous Japan, which gives this blend incredible character. This whisky is clean on the nose with notes of fruit, vanilla and oak.

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About Ichiro's Malt

For nearly three centuries, Ichiro Akuto's family brewed sake along the banks of the Tone River in Central Japan. Following the end of World War II, his family received a distiller's license and purchased two second-hand stills from a Scottish distillery. By the turn of the century, however, his father had made the difficult decision to dismantle the stills and sell the 400 casks of remaining whisky that were still maturing in the distillery's rickhouses.

Fueled by a belief in the potential for Japanese single malts, Ichiro purchased the casks from his father. He went to study distillation techniques at Benriach and Springbank Distillery, before returning to Japan and constructing a state-of-the-art distillery in Chichibu, the Saitama prefecture. The small distillery opened its doors in 2008 and has only 9 full-time employees. The climate of Chichibu with its hot and humid summers and cold winter temperatures is perfect for distilling whisky, while the famous Arakawa River provides excellent water. The distillery imported the equipment as well as the peat from Scotland, while the malt and barley come from England and Germany. Their current output is around 90,000 liters per year.

About Japanese Whisky

Although maybe not be the first Spirit you would think of when Japan is mentioned; the Japanese make one of the best types of whisky in the world. It’s heavily influenced by scotch but with smoother and delicate notes.

The history of the Japanese whisky is not even a century old, but in this short time, the Japanese blended and single malts have taken over the world by storm and can easily go against their whisk(e)y counterparts from across the globe.

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Clean with notes of fruit on the nose. The palate has notes of apricot, peach, vanilla, citrus, malt, roasted nuts and pepper. The finish is full of oak, honey and fresh tropical fruits.
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