This page replaces the former WEBB pages, pre 2022.
Whisky – the final release.
by Ulf Buxrud is a tale of the
supreme collectible, enjoyable and valuable iconic series ever made.
This book unfold the story about the magnificent Playing Card Series from
Hanyu and Chichibu Whisky Distilleries in Japan, distilled by the Akuto
family and bottled by Ichiro Akuto-san.
A near complete (54 of 58 versions) was sold at Bonham’s auction house
in Hong Kong November 20, 2020 for USD 1.5 million.
The book is a 170-page book of coffee table size (29x29cm, 1,3 kilogram)
and quality is near art book style.
Its content encompasses the story of the Chichibu-Kikusui, Hanyu, Chichibu distilleries and the Akuto family.
A chapter is dedicated to the complete Playing card series and how it started. Here, each bottle
is the 'objets d'art', occupying a full page. Opposite page contains my 58 tasting notes,
technical descriptions and the flip side of the bottles.
All 58 bottle pictures are from my own Playing Card Series collection.
Other sections comprises the series aftermath, auctions, rules and data, fakes and frauds.
A special chapter called Passing time, deals with experimental mixology
on account of the Playing card series and summarizing tasting notes.
Other books by Ulf
-Rare Malts, ISBN 1-84689-007-1, published by Quiller’s/UK 2006.
-Japanese whisky, ISBN 978-91-633-2093-4 published by DataAnalys/SE 2008.
-Eyewitness Companion: ‘Whisky’. Contributed to the Asian segment.
ISBN 9781-40532-814-2 published by Dorling Kindersley/UK 2008.
-Whisky – the final edition, ISBN 978-91-527-0952-8 published by Whiskyfacts/SE 2022.
From January 1, 2022 and forward;
The book will be publicly available from March 15, 2022 as earliest
Discounted bulk option is available for groups like whisky
circles, whisky retailers and sushi restauranteurs.
Price per bulk shipment (box of ten copies) is Euro 300 or USD 320 or SEK 3.000.
Shipment fees and local taxes are not included. Payment is to bank account. Order via email to email@example.com
Recommended price per single copy is Euro 35 or USD 35 or SEK 350,
excluding shipping and local taxes..
Buy single copies from
o Euroland ex Scandinavia
France LMDW (La Maison du Whisky)
Germany WHISKY TEMPEL
Poland WEALTH SOLUTIONS
United Kingdom THE WHISKY EXCHANGE
o Asia and Africa
Japan BAR IKKEI
o Australia and Pacific
Sidney WORLD OF WHISKY
ODD WHISKY COY
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