Chichibu Whisky Matsuri 2018 (Chichibu whisky festival) in Japan

The fifth Chichibu Whisk(e)y Festival 2018 was held at Chichibu Shrine on Feb. 18, 2018.
This whisky festival has been getting more and more famous and about 3,500 people visited the event.

Many distilleries, distributors, importers, local organizations, and a personal collector participated.

This time, Akkeshi Distillery introduced the first New Born product. Whisky fans have been waiting for it.

Chichibu Whisky Matsuri 2018(whisky festival) in Japan/ 秩父ウイスキー祭2018 – Project Japan movie on YouTube channel

Ichiro’s Malt

Chichibu is the city where Chichibu Distillery was established and produces Ichiro’s Malt.
Ichiro’s Malt, needless to say, is very popular all over the world now.
The “Limited Edition” was introduced on the day. It’s a long aged version of the standard “White Label”.

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu distillery2
You can taste various kinds of Ichiro’s Malt.
Ichiro's Malt Chichibu distillery3
In addition to the Limited Edition, many kinds of Ichiro’s Malt whisky are offered.

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu distillery1 The newest pot!
The newest pot!


Exhibitors & Bottles

Please watch the movie about the details of the festival!

Akkeshi Distillery introduces the New Born whisky.
Akkeshi Distillery introduces the New Born whisky.
Some of the rare “CARD” series are offered at a fee.
highlander inn ichiro's malt
There are also exclusive bottles.
Very rare whiskies offered by a private collector.
Very rare whiskies offered by a private collector.
Old St. Magdalene
Old St. Magdalene

Many attractive exhibitors and whiskies.
Many attractive exhibitors and whiskies.
The hall is alive with whisky fans.
The hall is alive with whisky fans.


For your information

Chichibu Whisky Matsuri 2017(whisky festival) in Japan/ 秩父ウイスキー祭2017

Chichibu Shrine

Chichibu whisky festival is held at Chichibu Shrine and Chichibu Jibasan Center.
The shrine has long histories.

*Culture & History – Chichibu Area Tourism Organization
https://www.chichibu-omotenashi.com/en/culture.html

*Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichibu_Shrine

Jibasan Center offers event space and sells many local products.

The worship hall.
The worship hall.

Torii (the gate) for the shrine.
Torii (the gate) for the shrine.