The Number One Drinks Company was founded in August 2006 to import and distribute Japan's finest whiskies throughout Europe and beyond.
Devotees of Japanese whisky since the 1990s, the founders were keen to bring bottles from smaller, independent distillers to a wider international audience. As a result, we now hold exclusive worldwide distribution rights for Chichibu, Hanyu and Karuizawa.
Ichiro's Malt Chichibu The First has been named Whisky Advocate's Japanese Whisky of the Year.
'This first official release of whisky is of the quicker-maturing light style and shows typical Japanese clarity along with genuinely 'Eastern' aromas of citrus and fragrant spices, and a soft, unctuous feel. It shows enormous promise and demonstrates that there is hope for smaller distillers in Japan.' Dave Broom