Chichibu 2011 Single Bourbon Cask #5578 / LMDW 65th Anniversary
Chichibu distillery in Saitama, Japan was opened in 2008, and was the country’s first new distillery since Suntory opened Hakushu back in 1973. Chichibu was the brainchild of Ichiro Akuto, grandson of the founder of the legendary Hanyu distillery. The Ichiro’s Malt brand appeared in 2005 and rose to fame through the bottling of the last casks from Hanyu, particularly the sought after ‘Card’ series. The first Chichibu releases appeared under it in 2011.
Distilled in 2011 this has been matured in single second fill bourbon barrel #5578.
This limited edition bottling was created to celebrate the 65th anniversary of legendary French spirit merchant, La Maison du Whisky. The label features artwork by Nakajima Hiroyuki.
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