Chichibu Ichiro's Malt & Grain Whisky
$98.50

Chichibu Distillery

Chichibu Ichiro's Malt & Grain Whisky

A product of a Japanese company - specifically Ichiro Akuto, founder and master distiller of Chichibu Distillery northwest of Tokyo - is “an all world whisky” as Akuto put its. The blend consists of a heart of Japanese whisky complimented by whisky from Scotland, Ireland, the United States, and Canada.

The first sip starts off with a delicate vanilla and the faintest hints of sweet tropical fruit and flowers. Next a more hazelnut-like vanilla with a flare of ginger to it, gradually building in spiciness as a notes of pepper and peat develop. A gentle wave of honey and surge of pepper fade into more honey with a very faint tickle of ginger.