Chichibu Red Wine Cask 2023

Single Malt - 50,5% - 70 cl

Chichibu Red Wine Cask 2023 offers a harmonious marriage between the richness of red wine casks and the excellence of Chichibu distillery expertise.

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This product is currently no longer available for sale but we hope to be able to restock soon

On the nose, Chichibu Red Wine Cask 2023 evokes a subtle balance between notes of honey, delicate wood and a seductive blend of fruits such as medlar, forest berries and citrus. On the palate, rich, fruity flavors reveal accents of blueberry, refreshing citrus and medlar, supported by vegetal and woody nuances of mint, cedar and licorice. The long, intoxicating finish reveals a pleasant, subtly spiced bitterness of clove and orangette, accompanied by a lingering sweetness reminiscent of milk chocolate.

This special edition of just 11,800 bottles is a blend of single malts aged exclusively in red wine casks. Meticulously selected by Ichiro Akuto, these casks come from renowned vineyards in France, the USA, New Zealand and Japan, giving this single malt complex flavors. Unchill-filtered and naturally colored with slight red highlights, this whisky takes advantage of the unique qualities of the casks to enrich its aromatic profile.

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Details Chichibu Red Wine Cask 2023


Single Malt


Ichiro's Malt




Honshu - Saitama




Unchill filtered


70 cl

Bottling Date


Type of cask

Red Wine - France - Japan - America - New Zeland


Small Batch - Limited Edition

Number of bottles





No peated


Malted barley


Cardboard case

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The distillery

The distillery Chichibu

Ichiro Akuto, grandson of the founder of the Hanyu distillery, decided in 2007 to build a new whisky distillery in the town of Chichibu, 100 kilometers northwest of Tokyo.

Located near the old Hanyu distillery, the local climate with harsh winters and hot & humid summers, gives a certain maturity to the whiskies produced in Chichibu despite their relative young age (production started in 2008).

A small distillery, Chichibu produces in small quantities, but the remaining stocks of Hanyu, Kawasaki and Karuizawa, now exhausted but having been housed there, have allowed Ichiro Akuto to compose rare and exceptional blends. In 2020, the first of Ichiro Akuto's dreams came true with the first 10 year old single malt distilled, aged and blended in Chichibu and a long history beginning to be written.

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Japanese whisky

Japanese whisky

Made of whiskies exclusively distilled, aged and bottled in Japan.

Red fruits

Red fruits

Notes of Sherry, strawberry, blackberry, black currant, ...



Notes of pepper, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, ...



Notes of pastry, butter, cookie, custard, ...