Buy Chichibu Japanese Whisky
We stock a large range of single malt and blended whisky from the Chichibu distillery released under the brand name of Ichiro’s. This is one of Japan’s smallest distilleries situated between two valleys to the northwest of the town. Available from our online shop are limited edition and rare bottling’s from this distillery as well as the favourites. Shop now for great deals and rare whiskey.
About the Distillery
The distillery was opened in 2008 and now malt their own barley as well as use ready malted barley. The barley they use is local barley and produce around five tonnes per year which is around 5% of their requirements. This allows the distillery to practice with different types of barley and understand the flavour profiles from certain ways it is grown and harvested.
Again this Japanese distillery are very focused on fermentation and one batch can take up to 90 hours to create the right bacteria to produce the type of wash they are looking for.
They have two small stills which are both 2000 litres in capacity.
This distillery is still learning its craft, it’s innovative approach to whisky making is one of great stories and excitement. It’s a place to visit or just to sit back and enjoy what is being produced here in the comfort of a bar or in your own home. You can read more about this distillery in – The Way of Whisky, A journey of Japanese Whisky by Dave Broom.