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Ichiro's Malt Chichibu Distillery

Chichibu Distillery was established by Venture Whisky, whose founder Ichiro Akuto's comes from a family that has been making alcohol for 21 generations. Akuto Shuzo began making sake way way back in 1625 in Chichibu, Saitama. 

Venture Whisky was launched by Ichiro-san to spare the results of his family's labor--both the whisky and the equipment--from going to waste during the downturn of Japanese Whisky sales in 2000. At Venture Whisky, he went on to create the Chichibu Distillery to assure that Japanese craft whisky will continue to flow for many more years to come.