Hanyu Ichiro's Malt 1988 - 'Cards' Queen of Clubs
This Single malt whisky is from the Hanyu distillery that was located in a town bearing its name on the banks of the Tone River. The distillery was surrounded by barley and paddy fields. Hanyu was making malt whisky in the traditional Scottish way, but unfortunately stopped distilling in 2000.
The pot-stills and other whisky equipment were completely dismantled in 2004 because of a change of ownership. Fortunately the stock and facilities were saved by Ichiro, the grandson of the founders of the Hanyu distillery. His new distillery is now situated on the hill of Chichibu, where he was born. He started making whisky again in February 2008.
This is the Queen of Clubs from the highly collectable Cards series. Distilled in 1988 then matured until 2008 firstly in a Hogshead barrel and latterly in a a New American Oak Hogshead before bottling in 2008 by Sasanogawa.
No Chill Filtering. No colouring.
Imported by Number One Drinks Co. Ltd.
Winning Bid: £ 2,800.00Reserve met
- Strength: 56%
- Bottle Size: 700ml
- Distillery / Blender: Hanyu
- Distillery Status: Closed / Silent
- Region: Japan
- Bottle No: 119 of 330
- Cask No: 7003
- Cask Type: Hogshead
- Cask Finish: New American Oak Hogshead
- Lot Type: Full Size
- Please Note: Very light marks to label.