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Hanyu Distillery was founded in 1941 by Isouji Akuto, a descendant of a long line of sake producers. Located north-west of Tokyo in Saitama prefecture, Hanyu distillery was built in the city of the same name, and is surrounded by vast rice fields supplied with river Tone water. In 1980 the distillery started the production of single malt whisky, with the purchase of two scotish “pot stills”. But success is not to visit the distillery stops producing whisky in 2000, and have finally being destroyed in 2004. Remaining stocks previously stored on the site, were recovered by Ichiro Akuto (grand-son of the founder of Hanyu) assisted by a sake-maker Sasanokawa Shuzo, and were kept there until 2008 when they were transferred to Chichibu, a new distillery founded by Ichiro Akuto.

Brand Distillery / range / reference Type Age Vol. Opinion
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu “The Joker” Multi Vintage - 57.7% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Noh Whisky 10 61% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 23 year-old 23 58% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 19 year-old Daily Drams 19 56% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 1986 Part des Anges 22 58,4% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Shot Bar Zoetrope 3rd Anniversary 9 60,7% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu The Final Vintage of Hanyu 10 59% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu The Game 9 61,2% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Shinanoya Private Cask The Game 11 59,4% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Three of Clubs 9 61,1% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Three of Hearts 10 61,2% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Three of Spades 7 57% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Two of Clubs 7 57% 1
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Four of Hearts 11 59,2% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Shinanoya Private Cask The Game 12 57,5% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Six of Clubs 9 57,9% 1
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Six of Diamonds 7 60,5% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Six of Spades 11 58,6% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Ten of Hearts 11 61% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Chibidaru Tokyo Bar show 2012 12 58,4% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu The Final Vintage of Hanyu 10 60,1% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu The Final Vintage of Hanyu 10 60,8% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu The Final Vintage of Hanyu 8 60,6% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Nine of Hearts 6 46% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Seven of Clubs 8 59% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Five of Hearts 8 60% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Five of Spades 8 60,5% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Four of Diamonds 11 56,9% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Four of Spades 10 58,6% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Whisky Talk 2012 12 60,1% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 20 year-old 20 57,5% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Whisky Live Tokyo 2011 11 60,9% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Ace of Clubs 12 59,4% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Eight of Spades 8 58% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Five of Diamonds 12 57,5% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Seven of Diamonds 19 54,8% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Six of Hearts 21 57,9% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Two of Diamonds 17 58,1% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Two of Spades 20 55,8% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Whisky Live 10th Anniversary 18 57,3% 2
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Three of Diamonds 18 56% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Jack of Clubs 15 56,8% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Jack of Hearts 19 56,1% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Nine of Clubs 20 57,3% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Number one drinks Company 18 57,3% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Ten of Diamonds 21 54,9% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Eight of Diamonds 18 57,1% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Eight of Hearts 17 56,8% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Five of Clubs 18 57,4% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Four of Clubs 16 58,1% None
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