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Chichibu Newborn Heavily Peated Cask #451 Tasting notes and reviews

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Chichibu Newborn Heavily Peated Cask #451

Brand
Chichibu
Expression
Newborn Heavily Peated Cask #451
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Produced at
Number On Drinks Company Ltd

Dave Broom

Nose
Huge colour for one so young, suggesting a very active cask. Big hit of smoke, sandalwood. Additive style with the firmness of youth and a big uptake of fresh oak. Polenta, nettle, and slightly resinous. Exotic.
Palate
Immediate woodsmoke, with some of the rubberiness typical of young peaty whiskies.
Finish
Clean and smoky.
Comment
Has more presence than cask 447 thanks to the smoke which allows the spirit to show through some pretty domineering oak. A market for a developing style.

Rob Allanson

Nose
Very earthy, moss, bracken, walking in a pine forest. Hot stones, slightly medicinal too, coal tar soap.
Palate
Crisp with masses of sweetness up front. Cough sweet.
Finish
Dry with a little soot.
Comment
Quite surprising, the nose takes you one way but the palate is immense.
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