Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries / Ghost Series #8
This is the eighth in the Yoshitorshi Ghost Series, a selection of rare Japanese whiskies from Stefan Van Eycken, a whisky enthusiast and author of Whisky Rising: The Definitive Guide to the Finest Whiskies and Distillers of Japan.
Each bottle in the collection features a Yukiyo-e artwork from Yoshitoshi's New Forms of 36 Ghosts.
This is a vatting of the Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries blended malt, which contains Chichibu and Hanyu single malts. Bottled at cask strength in 2018.
This bottling was created by Ichiro Akuto for "Spirits for small change", a bi-annual charity event that focuses on whisky. This bottle was launched at the event held on 3rd July 2016.
Limited to only 26 bottles, two were opened and enjoyed at the event. One was raffled off and three were auctioned over the evening. The remaining 20 were sold at Malt City.
This is bottle number 12 of 26.
The Ichiro's Malt brand is produced by Japanese firm, Venture Whisky, and is named after their founder, Ichiro Akuto. Venture Whisky was established in 2004 after Ichiro acquired the remaining unblended stocks of single malt from his grandfather's Hanyu distillery. Ichiro's Malt was born the following year, with the release of the original 'Card' series single casks of Hanyu. The company then opened its own distillery in 2008, the increasingly sought-after Chichibu. In addition to bottling these two single malts, the Ichiro's Malt brand has also produced a number of sought after blended whiskies like this over the years.
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