Ichiro Akuto’s most voluminous and accessible Whisky is, as it says on the label, a blend of Malt and Grain Whiskies. While the exact source of the material is not published, it’s known it’s a blend of Japanese distilled material vatted with Whiskies sourced from around the world. In addition to whisky from his own stocks–including, potentially, Hanyu and Karuizawa, as well as his own Chichibu–the blend contains spirits from Canada, the United States, Ireland and Scotland. The imported Whiskeys are 3-5-years-old, aged in their country of origin before being carefully blended with local Japanese material and matured a further 1-3 years at Chichibu. The Whisky is vatted in 2 x 5,000-litre wooden barrels built by French cooper Taransaud. Non-chill filtered, non-coloured, Chichibu Ichiro’s Malt & Grain Whisky is a pure example of Akuto’s whisky making expertise.
The Finer Details
Style – Spirit Varietal – Whisky Country -Chichibu, Japan Size – 700ml ABV – 46%