Chichibu London Edition 2020
From Chichibu comes the latest 2020 edition of the ‘London Edition’. Aged for 6-8 years and vatted from a total of seven casks. This lovely whisky has been bottled at the cask strength of 53.5%, one of only 1,736 bottles available. A truly rare whisky!
The bottle for sale is bottle number 17.
The 2020 and third release of Chichibu’s London Edition.
Chichibu distillery in Saitama, Japan was opened in 2008 and was the country’s first new distillery since Suntory opened Hakushu back in 1973. Chichibu was the brainchild of Ichiro Akuto, grandson of the founder of the legendary Hanyu distillery. The Ichiro’s Malt brand appeared in 2005 and rose to fame through the bottling of the last casks from Hanyu, particularly the sought-after ‘Card’ series. The first Chichibu releases appeared under it in 2011.
The whisky is a vatting of seven casks: ex-bourbon, refill ex-peated, and casks that have had their heads replaced with Japanese Mizunara oak. No age statement is declared but Chichibu state that the whisky is between 6 to 8 years old.
Only of 1,736 bottles were produced.