Ichiro's Malt Chichibu The US 2020 Edition Japanese Whisky

Only 2,109 bottles of this exquisite peated single malt were produced at the Chichibu distillery in Japan. The whisky matured in a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-chibidaru, and sherry butts & hogsheads for 5 years before being bottled at 111 proof.
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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.

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu The US 2020 Edition is matured in a combination of casks including ex-bourbon, ex-chibidaru, and sherry butts & hogsheads. The peated whisky was matured patiently for 5 years in dunnage-style warehouses and is bottled at 111 proof.

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Proof 111 (55.5% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Chichibu Distillery
Size 750mL
Expect a fruity and sweet nose with cherries, caramel, peat, and a touch of cereal. It's equally fruity on the palate with dark fruit notes, vanilla, oak, mint, and a touch of spice, culminating in a satisfyingly smooth finish with lingerinig smoke.
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