Laurie Matheson presents a bottle from the Ichiro’s Malt Card whisky collection – Artcurial Auction Sale December 15 – 17

I choose to present you a Japanese Whisky, from the Hanyu distillery closed in 2000 and bottled by the very famous Ichiro Akuto.

After buying the stocks following the closure, he chose to bottle limited series every year. Each bearing the name of a playing card (Queen of Hearts, King of Spades…) thus was born Ichiro’s Malt Card collection. These bottles are rare and sought after by the great amateurs as much to consume them as to collect them.

Lot 492, estimation/valuation 8.000/9.000€.

1 bottle/bottle

WHISKY ICHIRO’S MALT CARD 2000 Ten of Hearts. Cask #463.

First Cask Hogshead, Second Cask Madeira Hogshead. Japanese Single Malt

(Distilled in 2000, bottled in 2011. Limited edition of 295 bottles. Last of the series of 54 of the limited editions before the closure of the Hanyu distillery (70cl, cask strength 61°)


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Wines and Spirits expert, specialized in auctions with Artcurial in Paris. Laurie Matheson is also a consultant for the valuations of cellars for insurance as well as for marketing and commercial projects. Member of the RVF tasting committee, she writes articles and has co-written 4 books on wine.


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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