The 2018 bottling of Chichibu's peated expression, a 5-year-old whisky bottled at cask strength.
A Japanese single malt of raw smoke and brine, it showcases the innovation of this cult distillery.
Chichibu was established in 2007 and instantly became one of Japan'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.