Do you know “Ichiro’s malt”? “You’re not Ichiro-san, a former major leaguer!” What is domestic whiskey “Ichiro’s Malt”?
I will answer these questions.
What is malt? Whiskey can be tasted from Chichibu Distillery [Ichiro’s Malt]
Venture whiskey Chichibu Distillery is located in the mountains about 20 minutes by car from the center of Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture. The “Ichiro’s malt” made there has a very good reputation and is so popular that it’s hard to get your hands on it.
In this article, what kind of whiskey is “Ichiro’s Malt”? “How amazing is it?” how does it taste? where can i buy it? I have tried to put together these questions.
Venture Whiskey Co., Ltd. Mr. Ichiro Hito
Ichiro Akuto was born in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture in 1965 as the 21st generation of a Japanese sake brewery that has continued since the Edo period.
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In 1988, he joined Suntory Co., Ltd. In 1997, he joined a sake brewery run by his father. Due to his poor business, the company was transferred and handed over, but in 2004 he established Venture Whiskey Co., Ltd. to take over the whiskey whiskey that was scheduled to be discarded. In 2005, Ichiro’s Malt was released based on the unblended whiskey left behind. After that, he studied whiskey making at Karuizawa Distillery and Benriac Distillery in Scotland, and started making whiskey at Chichibu Distillery in February 2008.
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World’s highest award for 3 years in a row!
Ichiro’s Malt first attracted attention because it has won numerous awards such as the “World Whiskey Award” and the “Whiskey Advocate Award”, which determine the world’s best whiskey. and won Master Blender of the Year.
Whiskey set is 100 million yen!
A whiskey set was sold for about 100 million yen, attracting attention from around the world. Whiskey is gaining popularity. In particular, Japanese whiskey has been highly evaluated worldwide.
“Ichiro’s Malt” Hard-to-find whiskey
Awarded in the malt section of the British whiskey magazine. Since it is a small scale, it is not possible to mass-produce it, so it is possible to produce 90,000 liters of whiskey per year if you make up to three shifts and prepare three times a day, but whiskey cannot be produced in one day. . You don’t have to ferment or sleep.
Just like a human baby, it is important to put your baby to sleep after birth.
What is Single Malt Whiskey?
Single malt whiskey refers to whiskey made only from single malt whiskey = barley malt. For example, “Single Malt Whiskey Yamazaki” is a whiskey made only from barley malt, made only at the Yamazaki Distillery. A single distiller (pot still) is used.
Typical brands include “Yamazaki”, “Hakushu”, “Bowmore”, “Laphroaig” and “The Macallan”.
The interesting thing about single malt whiskey is that the taste varies depending on the distillery and brand. Differences in the manufacturing process, the difference in the water used, the shape of the distiller, the barrels used for aging, the aging environment, etc. Each distillery’s individuality and characteristics are reflected in their aromas and flavors, giving you a variety of expressions, so we recommend tasting and comparing them.
By the way, malt whiskeys blended from multiple distilleries are called “vatted malt” or “blended malt”.
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Where can I buy “Ichiro’s Malt”?
You can purchase “Ichiro’s Malt” whiskey online from Rakuten!
With over 2,000 reviews, this is a popular product with a rating of 4 or more. In word of mouth, “I think this is the most delicious domestic whiskey!”It was well received ♪
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A blend of carefully selected malts and grains
A masterpiece of domestic whiskey with a refreshing citrus scent and elegant sweetness. Nine types of malt whiskey aged at the Chichibu Distillery are carefully selected and blended with two types of grain whiskey. You can enjoy the original natural taste of whiskey because it is uncolored and not chill-filtered.
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Flavorful taste aged in red wine barrels
100% malt whiskey aged in red wine barrels to create a complex flavor. It is characterized by a rich flavor that is intertwined with orange peel and bitter chocolate. The rich and fruity scent that comes out of your nose is also addictive.
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A blended whiskey with a good balance of unblended whiskeys
A well-balanced combination of unique malts and grain whiskeys. It has a slightly sour taste like a ripe plum and a sweetness similar to cotton candy. We have carefully selected unblended whiskeys that have been aged since the Chichibu Distillery opened in 2008.
Of course, no one under the age of 20 should drink alcohol as it is prohibited by law.
Also, since alcohol has an anesthetic effect, people under the age of 20 are more likely to develop acute alcohol poisoning if they force themselves to drink without knowing how to drink or how much. Even if someone offers it to you, it is important to refuse it properly.
Mr. Ichiro Hito, who produced sake that won the world’s highest award, his family is a sake brewery. This rebellious spirit and tenacity brought about a miraculous turnaround.
Little did he know when he launched Venture Whiskey in 2004. My dream is to stimulate consumer interest and expand the popularity of whiskey. He says that he would like to work hard to improve the reputation of whiskey that has been built up by his predecessors, and to convey its appeal.
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