Collect this and realise: life’s good. A limited (6700 bottles) and very cool release from Ichiro Akuto’s Chichibu distillery. For this 2017 IPA Cask Finish, the distillery worked together with Japanese beer brewers (like Shigakogen). The brewers were granted wooden casks from Chichibu for aging their IPA in and after that Chichibu finished this whisky for a couple of months in said casks. The result? Hoppy bitterness, but also honey and lemon zest.