The Ichiro’s Malt team at Venture Whisky Company gives amazing access to their distillery, even stating there are no secrets to their whisky-making. The tour, hosted by Yumi Yoshikawa, is fantastic, with access to much of the facility, even a grove of mizunara (Japanese oak) trees they are growing.
The distillery is small but perfectly formed, with much of the production in one large room.
Ichiro’s Malt uses a range of casks including ex-bourbon from Heaven Hill and Wild Turkey. Plenty of inventory, ready to be sent to distributors and liquor stores, where they will probably sell out within a couple of days.