Tag: hanyu

Review: Hanyu, 2000-2013, Ichiro’s Malt, Kanda Bartender’s Choice, Barrel No. 959, 160/303, 60.9% abv.

  Supposedly finished in a cognac barrel. Bottled for the Kanda Bartender Society in Tokyo and the bartender mentioned this bottle was for Bar Groovy. Nose: light, malt and honey. Palate: good body, honey, oh something different… like a strong pear and grape mixed juice, […]

Hanyu Card Series Full Deck Tasting in Gothenburg Sweden, Nov 2-3 2019

Hanyu Card Series Full Deck Tasting in Gothenburg Sweden, Nov 2-3 2019

The Ichiro’s Malt Card Series is a bellwether for the hype surrounding Japanese whisky. It’s pretty much a perfect whisky story: a closed distillery, the liquid and casks being rescued from obscurity by a grandson, then bottled for an extremely limited yet collectible series that […]

Review: Hanyu and Kawasaki Blend, Ichiro’s Malt & Grain Single Cask Blended Whisky, Exclusively Bottled for The 13th Anniversary of The Mash Tun Tokyo, Cask No. 7880, 100 bottles, 60% abv.

Review: Hanyu and Kawasaki Blend, Ichiro’s Malt & Grain Single Cask Blended Whisky, Exclusively Bottled for The 13th Anniversary of The Mash Tun Tokyo, Cask No. 7880, 100 bottles, 60% abv.

A very special 2017 bottling for the infamous Mash Tun Bar in Tokyo, a blend of approximately 70% Hanyu 1991 and approximately 30% Kawasaki 1982. Wonder what the cask number is for. Supposedly many of the Mash Tun bottles have a cat on the label […]