Chichibu distillery is a Japanese whisky distillery founded in 2004 by Ichiro Akuto, and operational from 2008, it was the first new Japanese distillery since 1973. It is located at Chichibu a city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Ichiro Akuto is the owner, Distillery Manager and Master Distiller.
Through his company Ichiro's Malt he famously released the now legendary Hanyu Playing Card Series. At the distillery they also produce and sell a number of fine blends and vatted blends under the brand Ichiro’s Malt.