Chichibu Distillery is owned by Ichiro Akuto and is his relatively newly opened offering to the world of Japanese whisky.

Status Operational




Chichibu "The First", 3y, 2008 - 2011

Bottle No.3159 of 7400

Typical cost of this bottle;

Reviewed (blind) as part of MMA 2012


Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: 9ct yellow gold

Nose: This i
mmediately offers a fruity, slightly leathery marshmallow character with the leatheriness gently expanding over time.

Palate: Now this packs a tingly but creamy punch which just screams "jam roly-poly with custard" at me in a really nicely perfumed way.

Finish: Long and tingly.

Overall Impression: This has been a long awaited release in the whisky world and what a cracker it is too. It's extremely difficult to believe this whisky is only three years old with it's generally light character but also displaying intense fruity vanilla characteristics. I'm most certainly looking forward to "The Second".









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