The gentlemen (Chris & Nate) at The Whisky Wall have posted a very interesting interview with Ichiro Akuto at Chichibu distillery. The interview is attractively written in two parts and is a must read for everyone. I also enthusiastically recommend it. The first part looks into Ichiro’s family history of brewing sake and the fundamentals of whisky. The second part focuses on natural materials and distillery production. While on the subject of Ichiro Akuto, checkout the additional information of the recent blend that was released.