Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Port Pipe 54.5% 2009
|Serie||Ichiro's Malt Port Pipe|
|Cask Type||Port Pipe|
|Condition||In Original Container|
Young and small, Chichibu distillery produces mature whiskies despite of their young age. Port Pipe is no exception to the rule, and it's very intriguing with its pink color!
Ichiro Akuto, grand-son of the Hanyu distillery founder (closed in 2000), decided in 2007 to build a new whisky distillery in Chichibu city, 100 kilometers northwest of Tokyo. The accumulated over time expertise transmitted by his grandfather, allows him to produce surprisingly complex whiskies despite their lack of maturity.
Officially presented on 25 March, Chichibu Port Pipe 2013 is a new expression of Venture whisky (company created by Ichiro Akuto which bottles every whiskies from Chichibu plus all remaining barrels of Karuizawa, Kawasaki and Hanyu). Port Pipe 2013 is sold under the brand Ichiro's malt, and only 4,200 bottles were released, all bottled cask strength (54.5% ABV)