ICHIRO’S MALT Double Distilleries


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Founded in 2007 by Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder of the Hanyu distillery, Chichibu has been in operation since February 2008. Consisting of two stills made to order in Scotland by Forsyth’s, it is not only the first Japanese single malt distillery since Hakushu, but it was also the smallest and most confidential. Starting with the sale in 2008 of several very young cuvées, the “newborn” range, Ichiro proposed, since the Whisky Live Paris 2011, his first “real” whisky, a three-year-old barrel proof. Today the distillery bottles its own whiskies up to 12 years old for its Chichibu and Ichiro’s Malt range. The distillery also houses the last stocks of Karuizawa, Kawasaki and Hanyu.

Born from the blending of barrels from the Hanyu distillery and Chichibu, Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries is a pure malt that combines sweetness and firmness. A sweetness partly inherited from aging in Japanese oak barrels. The firmness is on the other hand from ex-sherry and hogshead barrels in which the malt from the Hanyu distillery has benefited.

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SKU: 15916A Categories: , Tags: , Brand: Volume: 70clReference: 15916A


Tasting Notes

: Fruity (Mirabelle, damson) and cereal (oat flake, orgeat), a hint of anise and cinnamon appears first delicately, as if sprinkled. Then the fruits make a noticeable return, well accompanied by quince paste. With more aeration, red fruit jelly (raspberry, strawberry) and caramel candy enrich the aromatic palette.

Palate : Pear and prune fruit pastes mark the attack, first warm and spicy (pepper). Followed by herbal notes (dry grass) and the bitterness that often accompanies them. The mouth then takes on a new complexity.

Finish : The fruit fades, the flesh gives way to the skin: that of a freshly peeled Comice pear, with its granular aspect. Spices take hold of the mouth again, but they are softer and accompanied by a slight astringency.

Slightly Floral     Slightly Fruity     Slightly Spicy

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Weight 1.000 kg


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