Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu 2010-2015 Fino Cask #2626 59.2%abv

P1050282Nose: Granny Smith apples, dried pears, maple syrup, malt, dried mixed peel, some wet moss and a small acetone note. Water brings out a zinfandel note plus toffee and white flowers.
Palate: Quite malty, crunchy fresh apples, salt, maple syrup on toasted crumpets and nutmeg. With water we have the zinfandel, chili heat and some nuttiness. Has a nice clean quality to the spirit.
Finish: Grapefruit, fermented pears, nutmeg, pepper, a little dry oak and leather.
Last Word: Has some youthful elements but this is quality distillation and cask selection.

Rating: 87/100

2 thoughts on “Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu 2010-2015 Fino Cask #2626 59.2%abv

  1. How do you get your hands on such lovely bottles? I got a couple of bottles of Ichro’s Malt Dream Kitchen (in honor of Bar Kitchen) but only because I traded with Bar Kitchen’s owner for it.

    • I have friends in low places! : ) These days it’s not so much a matter of getting various bottles it’s the price. This bottle is owned by my Japanese Whisky Club so cost shared.

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