Hanyu Ichiro's Malt "Cards" 1985 - Queen of Diamonds
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  • Hanyu Ichiro's Malt "Cards" 1985 - Queen of Diamonds
  • Hanyu Ichiro's Malt "Cards" 1985 - Queen of Diamonds

Hanyu Ichiro's Malt "Cards" 1985 - Queen of Diamonds

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 Diamonds from the highly collectible Cards series. Distilled in 1985 and matured in two casks. The First is a Hogshead and then until bottling in 2007 with in a French Oak Cognac cask. Bottled in 2007 by Sasanokawa.

Imported by Number One Drinks Co. Ltd.



13-12-2015 20:00


Winning Bid: £ 1,925.00

  • Strength: 58.5%
  • Bottle Size: 70 cl
  • Distillery / Blender: Hanyu
  • Distillery Status: Closed / Silent
  • Region: Japan
  • Bottle No: 194 / 223
  • Cask No: 9109
  • Cask Type: Hogshead
  • Cask Finish: French Oak Cognac Cask
  • Lot Type: Full Size
  • Please Note ! : Some light staining to rear label.