HANYU 2000 The Game Red Oak


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Hanyu was founded by Ichiro Akuto’s grandfather in the 1940s, near Tokyo. Wanting to enter the single malt production, two “repasse” stills were purchased in 1980 but, as the Japanese still had a preference for 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 bought by Ichiro who created his own brand “Ichiro’s Malt” in 2005. The remaining hundred barrels are now in Chichibu, and are bottled under different labels including the famous “Card Series” range.

This limited release was produced in their acclaimed “The Game” series which contains only Hanyu from the final year that the distillery was producing, bottled in 2012.

Cask #360.
Distilled in 2000, bottled at cask strength in 2012.
Limited edition of 309 bottles.
Bouteille # : 74/309
Cask: red oak & hogshead

Bottle & packaging: This bottle doesn’t come with a box. There is a sticker on the back bottle.
All photos featured are of the actual bottles. Any defects will be clearly photographed & mentioned.

1 bottle available.

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SKU: COL17799 Categories: , Brand: Volume: Reference: COL17799


Tasting Notes

: superb, deep. Successive touches of candied oranges, precious wood, dried fruits (apricot, prune), sweet spices (pink peppercorns) and heady flowers (purple lilac, rose) indicate that we are in the presence of a very great single malt. It develops on precious wood, leather and fresh tobacco.

Palate : elegant, smooth. Initially reserved, almost timid. This only lasts a short time, very quickly it reveals with nobility notes of blood oranges, thyme, honeysuckle and new spices (saffron, cloves). Heather honey and iris concrete testify to the finesse of its wood aging. Cypress and mint add a balsamic touch.

Finish : delicate, downy. Cocoa beans, candied ginger and salted butter caramel create a particularly harmonious atmosphere. It develops on peppermint and almond orange marmalade. In the retro-olfaction, enveloped in a fine layer of soot, ripe fruits (plum, pear), exotic (mango, guava) and nut oil extend the pleasure.

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Weight 1.4 kg
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