Chichibu Distillery has its roots all the way back to the 1940s when Ichiro’s family started producing whisky at Hanyu Distillery. Eventually, in the downturn of whisky in the 1990s, forced Hanyu to close its doors. Ichiro still releases some of the Hanyu whisky under the Playing Card series. This whisky has become legendary alongside the whisky produced at his now own distillery, Chichibu. In 2008 he built his current distillery and has quickly become a Japanese Whisky fan favorite.

A marriage of whisky from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, the United States, and Japan all blended by Ichiro Akuto, the founder of Chichibu Distillery. All of the whisky was aged in their country for 3-5 years and then aged at Chichibu for an additional 1-3 years.



Nose: apricot, popcorn toffee, vanilla cream, Meyer lemon zest
Palate: light texture notes of toffee roasted chestnut gingerbread, vanilla, and black pepper
Finish: medium-long with honey and black pepper

  • Bottle Size700
  • DistilleryChichibu
  • StyleJapanese Whisky
  • RegionJapan
  • ABV46.5%
  • Country of OriginJapan
  • Cask StrengthNo
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