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Hanyu 1988 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #7003 / Queen of Clubs

Lot: 317165

Hanyu 1988 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #7003 / Queen of Clubs

Winning Bid: £20,000
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 29 bids

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Lot: 317165
Distillery: 
Hanyu
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1988
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
See Lot Description
Bottled Strength: 
56%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
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Hanyu 1988 Ichiro's Malt 'Card' #7003 / Queen 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.

The Queen of Clubs was distilled in 1988 and bottled in 2008 from cask number #7003.  It was initially matured in hogshead prior to being finished in a new American oak hogshead.

Bottle number 194 of 330. 

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