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Ichiro's Malt Queen of Hearts

Ichiro's Malt Queen of Hearts
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Ichiro's Malt Queen of HeartsIchiro's Malt Queen of HeartsIchiro's Malt Queen of Hearts
Winning bid: £2600.00
Lot number: 0612377

Hanyu distillery, situated in the town of Chichibu, was established in 1626 by Isouji Akuto and was a sake brewery. Akuto began distilling malt whisky with his son after purchasing a pair of stills from Scotland in the 1980s but unfortunately at this time demand for single malt whisky was not where it is today and the Hanyu distillery was sold in 2000. Distillation of whisky was not continued by the new owner and the stills were dismantled, the stock sold on. Isouji’s grandson, Ichiro, managed to secure some casks of the old stock and established a new distillery in 2007 on a new site in Chichibu.

This is the Queen of Hearts from the series.

Distilled: 1990

Bottled: 2006

Cask Type: 1st Hogshead 2nd French Oak Cognac wood

Cask Number: 9102

54.6% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 6 of 324 bottles

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Featured in: The 61st Auction (Ended May 1, 2016)