Saturday, 5 October 2013

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu 3 yo The Peated

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu 3 yo The Peated

Official bottling
Single malt - East Honshu
Pale gold
50.5% ABV

Nose: Smoke, orange peel, chocolate, smoked ham, lemon juice. With water smoked ham, soy sauce, hints of garlic and onion. 
Mouthfeel: Light body, expands, loose, watery. 
Tasting: Bitter sour. Smoke, tarred rope, orange peel, lemon juice, chocolate, balsamic vinegar, hints of soy sauce. With water, sweeter, slightly bitter, soy sauce, hints of palm sugar and garlic. 
Finish: Short. Lemon juice, smoke, orange peel, hints of smoked ham. 


A very young Chichibu. Seems to pick up where Hanyu left off - strong flavours of soy sauce and smoked ham. This particular whisky is quite sour, with sharp accents of orange peel and lemon juice. Smoky and remarkably complex for its age.


I like this a lot.

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