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Hanyu 1991 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #9001 / 1st Jack of Clubs

Lot: 263543
Hanyu 1991 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #9001 / 1st Jack of Clubs
Hanyu 1991 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #9001 / 1st Jack of Clubs
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Hanyu 1991 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #9001 / 1st Jack of Clubs

Distillery:
Hanyu
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
1991
Region:
Japan
Bottler:
Official
Cask Type:
see lot description
Bottle Strength:
56%
Bottle Size:
72cl
Distillery Status:
Closed

Hanyu 1991 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #9001 / 1st Jack of Clubs

Since its stills were turned off in 2000, Hanyu has become one of Japan's most sought after single malts. An economic recession at the turn of the millennium forced the distillery to shut its doors, and the remaining casks of its unblended whisky stock were purchased by Venture Whisky, a firm established by the Hanyu distillery founder's grandson, Ichiro Akuto, in 2004. In 2005 he bottled his first single casks under the Ichiro's Malt label. He later cemented his legacy with the opening of the acclaimed Chichibu distillery, but his finest achievement will surely always be considered to be the Hanyu 'Card' series. The bottles are a collection of 58 releases, each displaying one of 52 playing cards on the label, two jokers, and a second batch of follow up releases to the original 2005 Ace of Spades, Queen of Hearts, King of Diamonds, and Jack of Clubs bottlings. Each unique in its own right, every one of these have become a true collector's piece and an important moment in the history Japanese whisky.

This is the original Jack of Clubs bottling from 2005. Distilled in 1991 and matured in a hogshead before being moved into a American oak sherry butt for a second maturation period.

Bottle number 68 of 124.

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