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Chichibu

The Chichibu distillery in the Saitama Prefecture of Japan is the brainchild of Ichiro Akuto, who founded the distillery in 2008. The first new distillery built in Japan since the 1970s, Chichibu is rather small but produced some mightily marvellous malts, with a good helping of peat warmth behind some of them. A portion of the barley Chichibu uses is grown locally, and they use a wide selection of cask styles to mature the whisky. Their first release - the aptly named Chichibu The First - made its way to shelves in 2011, and through subsequent releases have been somewhat infrequent, they have been well received.

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By gosh by golly, hold on to your horses. It's a super rare Chichibu, bottled by Golden Horse. This was bottled at cask strength in July 2008, and all the bottlers are numbered. Expect a lot of...  More info
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A finished new make from the new Chichibu distillery in Japan. This was initially matured in a bourbon barrel, before a finish in a new American oak hogshead. Distilled from Braemer non-peated barley...  More info
Single cask Japanese new make from Chichibu. This was distilled in June 2009 and bottled in July 2009. Distilled from heavily peated optic barley and matured in a new american oak hogshead. From cask...  More info
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Chichibu On The Way
(70cl, 58.50%)
This is a Japanese single malt whisky from the Chichibu distillery, opened by Ichiro Akuto back in 2008. Their On The Way expression was bottled in 2013 while the distillery was "on the way" to...  More info
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Chichibu The First
(70cl, 61.80%)
The incredibly well-anticipated release from Ichiro Akuto's Chichibu distillery. A distillery with the finest name ever. This was released in the UK in 2012.  More info
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Ichiro's Malt & Grain
(70cl, 46%)
A lovely blended whisky from Japan, created by Ichiro Akuto, the Japanese whisky extraordinaire. This particular gem is made with both malt and grain whisky from Japan as well as (possibly) some...  More info
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