The 2013 release of ChichibuÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Chibidaru expression, released as part of an archive series from the Japanese distillery.
This single malt was distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2013, having matured in a Chibidaru Ã¢â‚¬â€œ or Japanese quarter cask.
Just 3,900 bottles released.
Chichibu was established in 2007 and instantly became one of JapanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most progressive and innovative distillery. The mashtun is stirred by hand, the washbacks are made out of the notoriously difficult mizunara oak and annual capacity is just 60,000 litres.
Led by Ichiro Akuto and team, their output is minimal and bottles are very rarely seen in Australia.
The Oak Barrel has put together a series of the very early releases from the distillery. A very rare chance to acquire some of the distilleryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very early releases outside of the auction environment, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve only one of each to sell.
- Single Malt