Ichiro's Malt The Single Cask No. 708
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Chichibu
  • Age 6 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2010
  • Style Single Malt Japanese Whisky
  • Bottling date 2016
  • Maturation Hogshead
  • Alcohol 63.1%
  • Cask number 708
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • woody
  • dates
  • citrus zest
  • figs
  • marmelade
  • nutmeg
  • toffee

Ichiro's Malt

The Single Cask No. 708 (0.7l, 63.1%)
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A truly rare single cask bottling of Japanese Malt Whisky packed with flavor and generations of meaning.

The best description we’ve ever heard about Ichiro Akuto is that he’s the "Rock Star of Japanese Whisky." While the other heavyweight executives of Japan’s thriving distilling industry can walk around Spirit conferences in obscurity, Ichiro Akuto gets mobbed by fans. With good reason. His family owned the legendary Hanyu Distillery for generations and when they sold the business, Ichiru held on to the standing inventory and issue special releases for years — including the famous "Playing Cards" series that made him famous. He has used those proceeds to craft new flavorful blends and other tasty offerings. 

Hanyu is the name of a long gone distillery. In fact, it is the name of the distillery owned by Ichiro’s grandfather. Ichiro’s Malt Single Cask No. 708 is the second single cask release of Ichiro Malt Whisky. And this one was aged in a single Hogshead cask from the honorable distillery of his grandfather. Imagine, if you can, how much meaning and importance Ichiro has packed into this release. The Spirit comes from the Chichibu Distillery where it was distilled in February of 2010. Just 304 bottles were filled in June of 2016 at 63.1% ABV without chill-filtration or artificial colors. All that’s in there is expert craftsmanship, superior Spirit, and generations of meaning.
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Chichibu
  • Age 6 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2010
  • Style Single Malt Japanese Whisky
  • Bottling date 2016
  • Maturation Hogshead
  • Alcohol 63.1%
  • Cask number 708
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is deep and powerful with complex wood spices and notes of sandalwood, medjool dates, vanilla custard, and citrus zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is chock-full of fig, more dates, marmalade, nutmeg, clove, brittle toffee, and wood.

Finish
The finish is long and warm and savory and lightly sweet.
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  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • woody
  • dates
  • citrus zest
  • figs
  • marmelade
  • nutmeg
  • toffee
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Akuto is now trying to produce a 100% Japanese single malt Whisky. He is working with Japanese producers to get barley and casks.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Akuto is now trying to produce a 100% Japanese single malt Whisky. He is working with Japanese producers to get barley and casks.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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