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Chichibu 2010

Overall rating
88.79/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB107270
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt
Vintage
12.2010
Bottled
12.2017
Calculated age
07 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2649
Number of bottles
286
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Dr.Jekyll's Expression of Chichibu
Barcode
7070330658700
Bottled for
Dr. Jekyll's Pub
Market
no Norway
Added on
04 Feb 2018 9:46 am by NRS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1800.75

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45 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Chichibu 2010

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.79 points

  1. Dirk scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    Really surprised by this one, I have had other Chichibu / sherry combinations earlier and for some reason it never worked for me.

    I still prefer Chichibu with a bourbon cask but this one is outstanding. More detailed review will follow later on.

  2. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An absolutely stunning Chichibu. Lovely how the flavours develop and it keeps continuing to be interesting. I love it!
    • Nose
      Lovely! Blueberries, cranberries. A hint of leather. Then it becomes sweeter. Honey here. Figs and raisins. A slight hint of tobacco. Caramel too. After that, a bit of coconut appears. Liquorice. And it’s creamy. Whipped cream? Which is followed by a floral note. With water: More floral.
    • Taste
      Plums and raisins. Some lovely honey sweetness. Tobacco again and leather too. Then this is followed by a hint of fresh lemon. With water: Liquorice, anise seeds. Blueberries. And a floral note as well.
    • Finish
      The finish is long with hints of lemon and caramel. But also anise and blueberries.

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Idefix scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A good whisky, but is that supposed to be a sherry cask? Probably 7x refill, hardly any sherry. Clearly better from Ichiro! Drinkable, but as miles behind as Shery Cask. Clearly prefer the 20% so expensive Kavalan Sherry Cask. Strange finish, not a big hit. A little more ashes and it's a Scot. 85 points with a tendency to 83.

  5. kanpai79 scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    One of the best Sherry SC Chichibu I had so far. Well choosen by the guys from the Jekylls Pub Oslo. Dry, sweet and an ultra long finish. Cask is pretty close to the cream sherry cask, Ichiro San, choose for the Chichibu Whisky Matsuri Festival 2017. Had a second tasting in Danmark with the pretty nice Lisa_Li...even with not that much experience in Chichibu, she was impressed too. Take the chance, when you ever be able to get a dram.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  6. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Oi, this is on a different level. The fruity aromas are similar to the SMWS release, but then also extremely well integrated with the influence of the sherry cask. Dark chocolate, blueberries, damp oak, figs, plums and brown sugar. A touch of soy, finally. I could go on. Love the complexity here.
    • Taste
      Lots of dark and somewhat bitter coffee notes. More espresso than cappuccino. Intense honey and bitter caramel as well, but also tobacco, raisins and licorice. Subtle spices. Finally, even some star anise, as well as mocha.
    • Finish
      More of the same. Long.

  8. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. tarax69 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Utterly enjoyable! Full review on my blog here: https://www.whiskysaga.com/chichibu-2010-7-yo-dr-jekylls-expression/
    • Nose
      Calm, centered and balanced. Rich sweetness, red berries, hints of rowan berries. Figs, plums and mild notes of raisins. Caramel pudding. Delightful sherry notes.
    • Taste
      Very rich and full-bodied. Sherry sweetness. Dried fruits and notes of black pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish. The sweetness now has fruity, sugary top notes as well. The rich sherry notes remain throughout. Dark honey notes with a green tint. Hints of lemongrass.

  10. NRS did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Only 107 bottles made available for public sale in November 2018.

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