Ichiros Malt Chichibu The Peated Cask Strength 2015 Whisky Review

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu The Peated Cask Strength 2015 Whisky Review

Also tried at the fantastic Bar Gravity in Tokyo near JR Ebisu Station.

Notes

Eye: Golden amber

Nose: Peat is obvious, but different to Islay peat. Quite savoury with hints of BBQ and iodine.

Palate: Could easily be mistaken for Islay. Sweet peat and a very grungy ashy mouthfeel.

Finish: Sweet peat with a long rich malty finish. Savoury notes continue. Salty.

Details

Distillery: Chichibu
Age: 4yr's Old
Region: Japan
Distillation Date: 2011
Bottling Date: 2015
ABV: 62.5%
Limited: 2078 of 5980

This tastes nothing like a 4yr old whisky, it is refined and has a mouthfeel and complexity well beyond its years. Ichiro Akuto really knows how to make great whisky.

Sláinte!