Hanyu - Ichiro's Malt The Joker (Monochrome) 1985 (Single Cask #1024)

LOT #64976
£31,250.00 €36,221.88$43,484.38
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Sold 24/01/2021

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Lot Information

  • Country: Japan
  • Distillery status: Closed
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Bottles Produced: 241
  • Size: 70cl
  • Delivery weight: 2.00kg
  • Strength: 54.9%

About the distillery

Hanyu distillery was owned by Toa-Shuzo in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. It stopped distilling in 2000, and their stock was handed over to Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder, who established a new company called Venture Whisky. The last remaining stocks of Hanyu whisky can sometimes be found in the market today, sold under the “Ichiro’s Malt” label.

Other Information

This the final bottle from the Ichiro's "Card Series" from Hanyu distillery in Japan.

The Monochrome Joker remains one of the most rare and sought after Japanese whisky releases. Distilled in 1985, matured in a hogshead before a second period of maturation in a single Mizunara oak cask (#1024). It was then bottled in 2014.

This is bottle number 98 of only 241 bottles released.

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Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against leakage in transit.

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Date / Time Bid Amount
24/01/21 13:08 £31,250.00 €36,221.88$43,484.38
19/01/21 22:56 £31,000.00 €35,932.10$43,136.50
18/01/21 09:06 £28,250.00 €32,744.58$39,309.88
17/01/21 20:35 £28,000.00 €32,454.80$38,962.00
16/01/21 10:12 £21,000.00 €24,341.10$29,221.50
16/01/21 01:23 £18,000.00 €20,863.80$25,047.00
15/01/21 21:44 £12,000.00 €13,909.20$16,698.00
15/01/21 20:36 £10,000.00 €11,591.00$13,915.00