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Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries Pure Malt Whisky

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Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries Pure Malt Whisky
Producer Chichibu
Region, Country Saitama, Japan
Bottle Size 700ml
Product Code 15856-700

46% ABV. A vatting of single malt from the Hanyu Distillery, built by Ichiro Akuto's grandfather, with younger distillate from the Chichibu Distillery built by Ichiro himself.  After Hanyu was sold in 2000 (to a Kyoto-based Shochu producer) Akuto managed to rescue a mere 400 casks of mature Whisky from its vaults. This bottling, then, represents a family blend of Akuto Whiskies from different generations and different distilleries. 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. Non-chill filtered and non-coloured. 

Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries Pure Malt Whisky

Reviews

“The dominant aromas here evoke camping during fall, sweeping of leaves, cool skies, warm jackets, sweet pine cones and dried fig. Calm like early afternoon in the mountains, this is a surprisingly soft whisky, which really opens up in the palette. It has flavors you don't often taste in whiskies, and you could totally drink this at teatime with little cookies.”
Brian Ashcraft, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit

Reviews

“The dominant aromas here evoke camping during fall, sweeping of leaves, cool skies, warm jackets, sweet pine cones and dried fig. Calm like early afternoon in the mountains, this is a surprisingly soft whisky, which really opens up in the palette. It has flavors you don't often taste in whiskies, and you could totally drink this at teatime with little cookies.”
Brian Ashcraft, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit

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