HANYU 2000 Single Cask


Hanyu was founded by Ichiro Akuto’s grandfather in the 1940s, near Tokyo. Wanting to enter the production of single malt, two stills were purchased in 1980 but, as the Japanese were still accustomed to blends, the distillery was closed in 2000 and destroyed in 2004. After a few years in a sake brewery in northern Japan, the stock was purchased by Ichiro who created his own brand “Ichiro’s Malt” in 2005. The hundred barrels that remain are now in Chichibu, and are bottled under various labels including the famous “Card Series” range.

The distillery of Hanyu was founded in 1941 by Isouji Akuto and was closed in 2000 and destroyed in 2004. His grandson, Ichiro Akuto, purchased the remaining barrels which he stored in 2008 in the cellar of the distillery he had just created: Chichibu. Selected by La Maison du Whisky, this version perfectly transcribes the somewhat wild and uncompromising style of this single malt. The animal notes of the first nose are a vibrant testimony to this.

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SKU: COL18908 Categories: , Brand: Volume: 70clReference: COL18908


Tasting Notes

: ample, firm. Very slightly animal (bacon, smoked lard), it has a lot of depth. A thin layer of soot accentuates this feeling of deep maturity. Some will detect notes of wax, wild flowers, and slightly moist earth. Over time, spices give it a lot of energy.

Palate : straight, tense. It is immediately fruity (yellow melon, apple, quince) before evolving to a more herbal and vegetal register (tobacco, white mint). Upon aeration, the end of the palate becomes extremely exotic (banana, pineapple) and spicy (cinnamon, clove).

Finish : long. Like the palate, it has a remarkable expressive power. The spices become stronger and the fruit becomes candied. On their side, the flowers, especially the iris, turn into concrete. The retro-olfaction is marked by toffee and dry nuts. The empty glass returns to the animal notes of the first nose.

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Weight 1.190 kg


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