Akuto's family has produced Sake for four centuries, and also opened the Hanyu distillery in 1941. All of this accumulated knowledge (and sipping experience) has made it possible for Ichiru Akuto to produce complex, and very intriguing Whisky despite its lack of maturity.
The blended Whisky from Chichibu tends to be fruity, mostly on tropical side, with distinct grain and botanical notes. Their unpeated malt Whiskies generally have a sweet and buttery character, with nutty and vanilla notes. Their peated Whiskies are strong and powerful with toffee and earthy notes.