Ichiro refers to this as a "world whisky" - an austere blend of Scotch, Canadian Rye, American Bourbon, Irish Whiskey, and Japanese single malt from Chichibu Distillery. The whiskies all are aged at least ten years, with the oldest being some 20-40 years old. This whisky is like spinning a globe – each terroir presenting itself in counterpoint to the texture and then falling back into harmony. Layered with complexity and a long palate-ride.
Read about Kayoko's visit to the distillery here.
Ichiro Akuto founded Chichibu distillery in 2008 and has become a leader in whisky-making world-wide. Located in the forests of Saitama (Kayoko’s birthplace!), Chichibu makes their whiskies in small batches using locally grown barley.
- Distilled in Saitama, Japan by Chichibu Distillery
- Aged: Blend of whiskies, minimum 10 years old
- ABV 48%
- 25.3 fl oz (750ml)