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Brands and Distilleries : Ichiro's Malt

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Ichiro's Malt

Ichiro's Malt 1985 Ace of Spades
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
7 When oak is elegantly mastered, no problem. Same with the alcohol. A beautiful example of controlled maturation.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ichiro's Malt 1988 King of Diamonds
Single Malt - Japan - 56.00%
8 Water undoubtedly tames the alcohol but alters the freshness and enticing natural sharpness of that bold whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt 1988 Single Malt Vintage
Single Malt - Japan - 56.00%
8 A pungent character. Warm phenolic and uncompromising but hiding a pleasant cereal sweetness. The alcoholic strength is somewhat burning though. Water helps but does not cut all the sharp edges.

Ichiro's Malt 1990 Queen of Hearts
Single Malt - Japan - 54.00%
7 A well balanced and refreshing dram. Try it with raw fish and ginger in vinegar.

Ichiro's Malt 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 46.00%
7 The nose is more enticing than the palate. Water reduces the gap, bringing in a velvety texture.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt Ace of Diamonds 1986 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 56.40%
8 Intense and packs a considerable punch.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt Ace of Hearts, 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 56.00%
8 Water cuts the edges a little but does not mellow the sourness.

Ichiro's Malt Eight of Hearts 1991
Single Malt - Japan - 56.80%
7 An intense flavour package.

Ichiro's Malt Five of Spades 2000 9 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 60.50%
7 Exotic herbal and vibrant.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ichiro's Malt King of Spades, 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 57.00%
8 A liquid dessert. Reminds me of a rich Balvenie. Superb dram.

Ichiro's Malt Ten of Clubs 1990 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 52.40%
7 It has balance but needs to be approached with cautious respect.

Ichiro's Malt Three of Diamonds
Single Malt - Japan - 56.00%
7 Lacks balance. Alcohol is quite fierce. Water tames it down but needs to be strictly dosed as it enhances bitterness. Some character but quite sharp.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt Two of Clubs
Single Malt - Japan - 57.00%
8 The nose is more appealing than the palate. Water tames it.

    Hanyu Distillery
  • 4-1-11. Hanyushi Nishi. Saitama. South of Japan. Japan. 348-0054
  • Tel : +81 4856 3311
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