Friends With Drams goes to... Chichibu Distillery!
Join Friends With Drams on September 26th 2020 (Saturday), 2-3.30pm as we take a virtual walk "live" via Zoom, through the famed Chichibu distillery in Saitama prefecture, Japan.
We will be hosted by Yumi Yoshikawa, Global Brand Ambassador, Venture Whisky, who will provide an intimate look into the distillery. When Chichibu distillery was founded by Ichiro Akuto and became operational in 2008, it was the first new Japanese distillery since 1973. Since then, the journey of Chichibu distillery has become the stuff of legends, with a young and passionate distillery team, innovative production techniques and great tasting whisky.
This is a charity tasting for the Chichibu Matsuri fund. With COVID-19 severely affecting bars and restaurants, and with overseas travel curtailed, 100% of the profits will go to help tide the local industry in Chichibu through this crisis.
Chichibu's fan base is fanatical, to say the very least, and during the tasting/tour, we will have the opportunity to try a few of its rare bottlings (20ml of each):
- Ichiro's Malt & Grain World Blended Whisky 48% (purple label)
- Ichiro's Malt & Grain World Blended Whisky 505 50.5% (silver label), exclusive to bars and restaurants in Japan
- Ichiro's Malt London Edition 2019 48.5%
- Ichiro's Malt single cask #2279 for Milroy's of Soho 60.4%, exclusive to UK
- Ichiro's Malt single cask #2139 for ePower 62.4%, exclusive to Japan
The tasting also comes with a free Chichibu tasting glass, only available for participants of this tasting.
That's not all. ALL paying participants (see conditions below) are also eligible to participate in a "live" lottery. One lucky participant will win the opportunity to purchase an Ichiro's Malt single cask #1441 bottled for the Highlander Inn Craigellachie X Dramathon at the standard retail price of GBP 240 (shipping and applicable Singapore taxes to be paid separately).
There are only 30 tasting sets available, and the demand for this is expected to be through the roof so do purchase a set here now! The price of each tasting set is $188 and includes delivery.
Conditions for lottery:
- 1 chance per household. Participants have to be present on video during the lottery for identity verification purposes and to acknowledge the result.
- The winner shall undertake not to resell this bottle for a minimum period of 12 months on any platform or auction, or to any other individual or business. If this is violated, Friends With Drams will publicly call out the offender, and will bar the offender from all future events and purchases.
- Final landed price for the bottle will be calculated by Friends With Drams, and delivery will only be made to a Singapore address.