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Hanyu

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 Seven of Hearts 17 54,1% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Seven of Spades 22 53,8% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Ten of Clubs 18 52,4% 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 Nine of Spades 20 52,4% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Number one drinks Company 19 53,4% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Number one drinks Company 17 55,5% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Queen of Hearts 16 54,6% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Number one drinks Company 19 55,6% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Queen of Clubs 20 56% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Ten of Spades 18 46% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Full Proof 19 53% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 17 year-old 17 55,5% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Jack of Spades 17 54,2% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Vintage 1988 17 56% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Jack of Diamonds 20 56% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu King of Clubs 22 58% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu King of Diamonds 18 56% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Noh Series 21 year-old 21 55,6% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Full Proof 21 55% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Full Proof Europe 20 55% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Full Proof Holland 18 56,3% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 1985 24 57,1% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Nine of Diamonds 24 58,2% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Queen of Diamonds 22 58,5% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Ace of Diamonds 22 56,4% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu King of Hearts 23 55,4% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu King of Spades 21 57% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Two of Hearts 23 56,3% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Eight of Clubs 23 57,6% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 15 year-old 15 46% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Ace of Spades 21 55,7% 1
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu 2000 Chibidaru Cask Finish - 58,2% None
Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Four of Diamonds 11 56,9% None
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