Located an hour or so up north of Tokyo, in Chichibu Saitama, Chichibu Distillery is Japan’s next generation of whisky distillery. It was founded in 2004 by Ichiro Akuto and the first new Japanese distillery opened since 1973!
Ichiro Akuto and his team are, despite the small size of the distillery, winning rave reviews from global connaisseurs. They have even received an award from “The Whisky Magazine, a British publication, for their excellent Ichiro’s Single Malts. Producing around 90,000 bottles of whisky every year, more than half of the production is shipped overseas to countries like the UK, Taiwan, France and now the USA.