Chichibu Ichiros Double Distilleries Japanese Blended Malt Whisky

Original price was: $500.00.Current price is: $380.00.

Only 2 left in stock

Definitely spicy and tingly upfront…

Only 2 left in stock

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The heritage of this blend is quite extraordinary. Old malts from the days when the family owned Hanyu and more modern, young malts from the “newish” Chichibu distillery.

As for wood ageing, I’ll let the importers fill you in, “The Whiskies are vatted in Japanese Mizunara Oak at Chichibu; the Hanyu material was traditionally matured in Sherry hogsheads, and the Chichibu distillate was also aged in Japanese oak.  The marriage is a fine one indeed, with the delicate sweetness and punchy fruit notes of the Chichibu malt dovetailing with the more barley-rich, structured Hanyu”.

Interesting that Hanyu stock is still being used for a blend!

From 88Bamboo, “Fairly light bodied which is surprising given the nose, which would have led me to think it might have been syrupy. A nice surprise indeed! It’s definitely spicy and tingly upfront so you might have to make a conscious effort to let it cool down on the palate before finishing it. Honey sweetness and bright fruity notes, freshly cut apples, apricots, peaches. Very crisp and succulent.

Gentle maltiness that is just noticeable, butter biscuits, Ceylon black tea, alittle reminiscent of Tim Tams.

Finish: More honeyed sweetness that follows through, a little honey stars like, with a slight bitter oaky note. Baking spices as well, light dusting of nutmeg, icing sugar, cinnamon, but very light. The finish does go on for awhile”.

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