1991 Hanyu Single Cask 370 57.3%

This 18 year old single cask malt was distilled in 1991, aged in a hogshead, finished in Japanese oak and bottled in 2009. One of only 361 bottles. Production at Hanyu in Southern Japan stopped in 2000 (around the same time as Karuizawa) and the distillery was closed in 2004, so availability of their whiskies is becoming extremely rare.


According to Imbibe Magazine this: “aches with atmosphere, full of musky honey, jasmine sticks, truffles, smole, wet stones and tea”. It has been described by Dave Broom as “definitive extreme whisky, scarily wonderful” and Jim Murray as “quite beautiful”.

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£1,513.00 DP

Average critic rating : 91.5 points



Japanese oak, cask no. 270 bott 2009. Unmistakable style: I found myself muttering "ah, local oak!" to myself (tasting close on 800 malts in a couple of months does that to you...) before I spotted the label. Quite beautiful. Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2015


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