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Ichiro's Malt Chichibu Chibidaru Tasting notes and reviews

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Ichiro's Malt Chichibu Chibidaru

Brand
Ichiro's Malt
Expression
Chichibu Chibidaru
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
4 years old
Abv
53.50%
Vintage
2010
Produced at
Venture Whisky Ltd
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

79
Nose
Citric and grainy, wheat flakes and herbal rye-like notes. Young and intense with saline astringency. Sultana and white grape. A touch of toffee coated banana. Water brings out fragrant honey and soft barley.
Palate
Tart and astringent, herbal rye-like notes and menthol. Oak and fleshy fruit sit beneath, the alcohol masks any further development. Water emphasises light toffee and honey but there is less herbal character.
Finish
Intense, dry, mouth-watering, herbal; menthol along with hints of heather and coffee.
Comment
Water makes it easier to drink.

Sara Smith

61
Nose
Mid-sweet liquorice, Jamaica ginger cake, and a little creamy cola. Rolled oats and cereal on top.
Palate
Very warm, with solid grain and wood from the outset, highlighted by vanilla and nutty sherry. Even with water, there's a peppery texture and warmth, continues long after the flavour has dissipated.
Finish
Chewy wood and vanilla, which develops into a malty bitterness with a touch of heather. At the very end, there was a slight bubble gum note.
Comment
A warming and cosy whisky with a pleasant nose of cereal and cakey gingerbread.
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