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Ichiro's Malt 1988 Single Malt Vintage Tasting notes and reviews

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Ichiro's Malt 1988 Single Malt Vintage

Brand
Ichiro's Malt
Expression
1988 Single Malt Vintage
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
56.00%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Hanyu Distillery
Availability
Japan

Martine Nouet

Nose
Marine and phenolic. Seawashed pebbles. Creosote whiff. Sweet cereals. Crème caramel.
Palate
Definitely a mariner. Smoked fish and some oiliness. Tangy spicy feel. Black pepper.
Finish
Dry, smoky. Slightly sooty. Hint of tar.
Comment
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.

Dave Broom

Nose
Packed full of intense, bright aromas: vanilla pod, lemon zest, white chocolate. There's a strange exoticism like Tibetan salt chocolate and a whiff of black olive tapenade. The light smoke adds another touch to the pattern of aromas.
Palate
Good breadth of character and intensity with a light smokiness. Water needs to be added.
Finish
Tarry rope. Great length.
Comment
Another which typifies the Japanese style of light pure whiskies with amazing precision.
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  • 4-1-11. Hanyushi Nishi. Saitama. South of Japan. Japan. 348-0054
  • Tel : +81 4856 3311

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