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24th September, 2020 by Melita Kiely

Hanyu Ichiro’s Full Card Series

Hanyu-Ichiro’s-Full-Card-SeriesJapanese whisky is a highly sought after commodity on both primary and secondary markets. Last year, Bonhams Hong Kong set a new world auction record for a Japanese whisky collection after Hanyu Ichiro’s Full Card Series was snapped up for HK$7.19 million (US$917,000).

The collection comprises 54 bottles, each representing a playing card in a deck of cards. The whiskies were all bottled from a single cask dating from 1985 to 2014.

The Hanyu distillery was established in 1941 by Isouji Akuto, a 19th generation descendent in a line of saké brewers. It has been silent since 2000.

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