Chichibu IPA Cask Finish

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt
IPA Cask Finish
Number of bottles
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Sep 2017 12:33 pm by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 728.91

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Whisky Reviews for Chichibu IPA Cask Finish

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.31 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      It is announced velvety. Apple tart / caramel from the oven. Aged. Presents of fruit from the orchard, yeast, and beer bring dynamism.
    • Taste
      Powerful initially, a beautiful sweetness is put in place. Very fruity, the beer is quite marked. Slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      Sweet, delicate and floral.

      The profile is very original, that's what seduced me.

      Nose & mouth 4/5
      Final 3/5

      Whisky n ° 1972

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    union for the best?
    • Nose
      very fresh, floral, on the rose water!
      yeast, malt, hops
      it's sweet too with wild honey
    • Taste
      fire water of life!
      grassy, ​​floral, it really looks like the brewer's yeast, it's confusing, a bit bitter, bunting, the leaven of the bread too
      the fruits are amalgamated and set back on the green apple, we also have the impression of lavender, a little synthetic!
    • Finish
      floral on the rose

  3. JimHennaert scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Great dram! wish i had a bottle of this!

  4. matfrl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. sheven0126 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    The sweet and sweet citrus tropical fruit cedar pepper has a slight cascade of hops and the aroma of the old hops is not obvious.

  6. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Really delicious, delicious !!!!!

  7. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
      Cider gone bad, apples that are downright rotten and moldy. Very strong presence of fermentation - yeast, rice vinegar and old cheese. Unpleasant smell like unwashed socks.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Surprisingly sweet and malty, a tad sour from the ipa cask. Bit bitter overall. Light honey, cornflakes, turmeric, gallangal, chives. White pepper, salted egg yolk crisps, dried mangoes.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Feels like an oven roast of furits. Burned to the crisp. Short and dry, unpleasant cider taste. Quite medicinal and pungent.

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not for people who like classic whisky and reject experiments, because rarely (except from Sweden probably) I had a crazier result, but it works.
    • Nose
      Crazy, virtually no whisky anymore, smells like a mixture of new make and desperados (the tequila-beer-mix), also some young, but very good grappa, peach, mango, papaya, light honey, pear juice, grapes, watermelon, Camphor, turmeric, rose water, hops
    • Taste
      In fact, the tropical beer goes well with Chichibu, you can see Chichibu's banana-creamy-malty character, the exotic nose rug, white pepper, camphor, light honey, young plums, grated coconut
    • Finish
      Dried and roasted mango, papaya, melon, coconut, hops, medium-long

  9. Syleo scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    Admittedly, compared to many other IPA finishes such as the Glenfiddich IPA or the Jameson Caskmates, the influence of the bacteria here is many times clearer. Unfortunately, however, the finish presents itself in a very soapy and musty way for me, which does not really work for me with the word enjoyment. Strange, especially in view of the otherwise rather enthusiastic reviews everywhere ...
    • Nose
      62 62
      Clearly, the hops of the IPA Casks announce themselves right in the nose, behind them rise caramel and citrus, along with bananas, grapes and finally - hand cream with chamomile. Chocolate with coconut (let's call it bazaar advertising for simplicity's sake what it is: Bounty), oatmeal cookies and cattle feed at the same time remind of a rather obtrusive modrigkeit. I really like them in the IPA as a beer, but surprisingly it does not work for me in whisky.
    • Taste
      64 64
      Spicy and buttery, the beer also clearly hits the palate - from acidulous to floral to perfumed, reminiscent of the camomile hand cream or medicinal vegetable oil; just the kind of scented oil that I do not really like in many Irish distillates. These can not completely cover the clearer malt and caramel notes, violets and the handful of salted potato chips.
    • Finish
      60 60
      Creamy, musty beer, yeast, a decent oak and also some honey and cold vegetable broth are not left behind too long.

  10. MrYens scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior


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