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Number One Drinks Company's Chichibu The First

Category - Spirits, whisky, Japan, single malt, 61.8% abv

Available - From this month

Location - Japan, with “key export markets” to follow

Price - In the UK, GBP89.95 (US$139.60), in France, EUR115 per bottle

Japanese national Ichiro Akuto started construction of the Chichibu distillery in Japan in 2007, with production beginning in early-2008.

Chichibu The First is a limited edition of 7,400 bottles, half of which have been reserved for the domestic market with the remainder being shipped to key export markets. The release is a vatting of 31 fresh Bourbon barrels from Heaven Hill Distilleries in the US.