Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Fifty Two Seats Of Happiness Cask #2628

Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Fifty Two Seats Of Happiness Cask #2628
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Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Fifty Two Seats Of Happiness Cask #2628Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Fifty Two Seats Of Happiness Cask #2628Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Fifty Two Seats Of Happiness Cask #2628
Winning bid: £520.00
Lot number: 073-3367

From its Mizunara wash backs and small stills with steep lyne arms to the fact that the mashman uses a wooden paddle to stir the mash, Chichibu is a hands-on distillery with quality as an intrinsic focus. With the ground now broken on a blending room, and an off-site cooperage, Ichiro Akuto's distillery, formed from the ashes of his grandfather's Hanyu distillery, is one of the finest producers in Japan.

This special release was bottled for the "52 Seats of Happiness", a Japanese tourist train that operates between Seibu Shinjuku and Ikebukuro in Tokyo and Seibu Chichibu and Hon-Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture. Now that's the kind of train we can get on board with!

Distilled: June 2010

Bottled: May 2016

Age: 5 years old

Cask Type: Pedro Ximenez Hogsheads

Cask Number: 2628

59.4% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 318 bottles released

Please note wear and tear to carton

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Featured in: The 73rd Auction (April 28 – May 7, 2017)
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