Ichiro's Malt Chichibu - Open Ballot
About the distillery
As the grandson of the founder of the world famous but sadly mothballed Hanyu distillery in Japan, Ichiro Akuto comes from a prestigious line of whisky makers.
He founded the Chichibu Distillery in 2004, and first started releasing whisky in 2008. Located at the city of Chichibu in the Saitama Prefecture, it was also the first new Japanese distillery since 1973.
Chichibu is a small, hands-on distillery that is very focused on the quality over the quantity of its malts. From malting their own barley in England to building their own casks, down to the washbacks made from Mizunara oak wood, their dedication to quality is undeniable.
This has produced some amazing and award-winning whiskies over the years, which in turn has garnered them a huge cult following all around the world.
Chichibu Bottles open for ballot:-
Ichiro's Malt Chichibu - The Peated 2022 - 53.5% - 700ml @ RM2772
Chichibu The Peated used to be a highly anticipated annual release by the distillery that began in 2012. However, Chichibu hasn’t released one since 2018. But now, after four long years, we finally have a new Ichiro’s Malt The Peated whisky!
This new 2022 The Peated expression is made with malt that has been dried with peat, and matured for 5-7 years in ex-Bourbon barrels, and then bottled at 53% ABV.
Only 11,000 bottles of this whisky was produced, and considering the fact that it’s the first The Peated expression from Chihibu in four years, this is sure to sell out really quickly!
Only 3 bottles available.
Ichiro's Malt Chichibu Cask #7087 - LMDW SG Flower Series #2 @ RM3881
Ichiro’s Malt limited editions are some of the most sought after Japanese whiskies in the world, and this one is no exception.
Distilled in 2016 and matured in ex-peated bourbon barrels, this whisky was specially selected by La Maison Du Whisky Singapore and sold as an exclusive bottling for the 2022 WhiskyLive Singapore, held in November 2022.
Coming in at an impressive 63.9% ABV, only 227 bottles of this exceptional single malt was released, so get your ballots in quickly before it’s too late!
Only 2 bottles available.
Ichiro's Malt Chichibu Cask #3874 - LMDW SG 15th Anni - 60.1% - 700ml @ RM7502
La Maison Du Whisky Singapore celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2021. The company was established in Singapore in 2006, exactly 50 years after the original La Maison du Whisky was founded in France.
To celebrate the momentous occasion, LMDW Singapore released this lovely dram from Chichibu that was distilled in 2014 and matured in Refill Bourbon Barrel.
Bottled at 60.1% ABV, only 218 bottles were released.
Only 1 bottle available.
Wholly Spirits has limited bottles of these exceptional Japanese single malt whiskies available, which can only be purchased via a ballot, which you can get with every purchase of the Ichiro’s Malt & Grain, now available under our March Real Deals.
Ballot Entry Requirement:-
You would have to first make a purchase of Ichiro’s Malt & Grain whisky. Each bottle gets you one ballot, so if you purchase a Triple Pack, you will get three ballots.
Simply fill up the Google Form (click here) before 31st of March 2023 ends. We will contact the winners shortly thereafter.
Once confirmed, the winners will have 48 hours after being contacted on either email/WhatsApp to make the purchase, failing which it will be transferred to the next winner on the list.