History Founded in 2004 by Ichiro Akuto. In 2007, the Chichibu Distillery was completed and  began producing whisky after acquiring a whisky production license in February 2008. Chichibu was the first new Japanese distillery since 1973. It is located at Chichibu (秩父市 Chichibu-shi?), a city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

Official Bottling
  • Chichibu-Chibidaru-2010-2014 Chichibu Chibidaru 2010 (2016) - Chichibu Chibidaru 2010 (53.5%, OB, 2014) Category: Japanese single malt whisky Origin: Chichibu Distillery Bottling: Official: Ichiro’s Malt ABV: 53.5% Cost: £110 from The Whisky Exchange What they say: The 2014 release […]
  • Ichiro’s Malt & Grain (2015) - Ichiro’s Malt & Grain (46%, OB, 2015) Japanese blended whisky Chichibu distillery 46% ABV, £60.95 for 70cl available from The Whisky Exchange Score: 85/100 What they say: A blend from the king […]
Independent Bottling