Next Auction: Friday 30 July. August Auction Bottle Deadlines: 9 August (EU) | 16 August (UK). Click for info on COVID-19.

Hanyu 1991 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #9802 / Four of Clubs

Lot: 296812

Hanyu 1991 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #9802 / Four of Clubs

Winning Bid: £8,400

Currency Estimate

Important: Currency exchange rates are constantly changing; this feature is to be used as a guide price only. All final transactions occur in British Pounds (£).
Lot:
Distillery: 
Hanyu
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1991
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
see lot description
Bottled Strength: 
58%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Hanyu 1991 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #9802 / Four 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.

Distilled in 1991 and bottled in 2007, this was matured in a hogshead and finished in a rum wood cask.

Bottle number 193 of 266.

 

Important Notice

We would recommend viewing/close inspection prior to placing any bids. If this is not an option and you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please contact us for a more in-depth condition report. Otherwise lots will be sold as seen in the images.

Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

Other items you may be interested in

Lot:
Hanyu 1990 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #7002 / Jack of Spades
Hanyu 1990 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #7002 / Jack of Spades
Winning Bid:£12,500
(Reserve not met)
End Date:09.11.20
Lot:
Sanmi-Ittai Pure Malt Single Cask #5003
Sanmi-Ittai Pure Malt Single Cask #5003
Winning Bid:£241
End Date:09.11.20
Lot:
Hanyu 1990 Full Proof 'The Wave' Single Cask #9305 / Batch II
Hanyu 1990 Full Proof 'The Wave' Single Cask #9305 / Batch II
Winning Bid:£2,600
(Reserve not met)
End Date:09.11.20

Contact Us

UK Address:
Whisky Auctioneer Ltd,
West Building, Ruthvenfield Grove,
Inveralmond Industrial Estate,
Perth, United Kingdom, PH1 3FN

German Address:
Zechenring 6B, 41836, Ratheim,
Germany

Tel: +44 (0)1738 245576

Email: info@whiskyauctioneer.com

Opening Times: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm