Hanyu-Kawasaki Ichiro's Malt & Grain Kiyosato Field Ballet 28th Anniversary Japanese Blended Whisky


Region: Japan

Distillery: Hanyu and Kawasaki (Closed)

Age: 1990 vintage and 1982 vintage (bottled in 2017)

ABV: 48%

Size: 700 ml

This rare whisky is a fantastic vatting by Mr. Ichiro Akuto, from two single casks from two lost distilleries, a Hanyu 1990 vintage and a Kawasaki 1982 vintage. This is a special bottling to celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the Kiyosato Field Ballet.

Kawasaki distillery was owned by Mercian Corporation, also the owners of the Karuizawa Distillery, which focused on Malt whisky, while Kawasaki focused on Grain whisky. Located in Kawasaki Prefecture between Tokyo and Yokohama, Kawasaki Distillery used 90% corn and 10% malted barley in Refill Sherry Butts and Demerara Rum casks. Mercian became a part of Kirin Holdings in the 2000s and Karuizawa and Kawasaki were both closed. After being closed, most of inventory of casks were stored in the Yamanashi warehouse and bought by Mr. Ichiro Akuto in 2006.

359 bottles were released in 2017. Rated 92 on Whiskybase across more than 11 reviews.

一款由肥土伊知朗先生將兩間已消失酒廠的威士忌混合而成 : 羽生單一麥芽威士忌和川崎單一穀物威士忌,並作紀念清里野外芭蕾舞週年,該款於2017年推出紀念他們28週年。