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Hanyu Ichiro's Malt 'Card' / The Joker 'Colour'

Lot: 269287
Hanyu Ichiro's Malt 'Card' / The Joker 'Colour'
Hanyu Ichiro's Malt 'Card' / The Joker 'Colour'
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Winning Bid: £4,000

Hanyu Ichiro's Malt 'Card' / The Joker 'Colour'

Distillery:
Hanyu
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
See Lot Description
Region:
Japan
Bottler:
Official
Cask Type:
See Lot Description
Bottle Strength:
57.7%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed

Hanyu Ichiro's Malt 'Card' / The Joker 'Colour'

Since its stills were turned off in 2000, Hanyu has become one of Japan's most sought after single malts. An economic recession at the turn of the millennium forced the distillery to shut its doors, and the remaining casks of its unblended whisky stock were purchased by Venture Whisky, a firm established by the Hanyu distillery founder's grandson, Ichiro Akuto, in 2004. In 2005 he bottled his first single casks under the Ichiro's Malt label. He later cemented his legacy with the opening of the acclaimed Chichibu distillery, but his finest achievement will surely always be considered to be the Hanyu 'Card' series. The bottles are a collection of 58 releases, each displaying one of 52 playing cards on the label, two jokers, and a second batch of follow up releases to the original 2005 Ace of Spades, Queen of Hearts, King of Diamonds, and Jack of Clubs bottlings. Each unique in its own right, every one of these have become a true collector's piece and an important moment in the history Japanese whisky.

The two Joker's released in 2014 completed the 54 bottle series, one in colour and one in black and white.  This particular bottling is the Colour Joker, a vatting of 14 casks covering vintages from 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991 and 2000.  The casks used for this final bottling include a sherry butt, puncheon, hogshead, Cognac, chibidaru, Madeira hogshead and bourbon.

The 54th and final bottling in Ichiro's Malt Card series, only 3,690 bottles were produced.

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