Ichiro's Malt & Grain

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Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
World Blended Whisky
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Limited Edition 2018
jp Japan
Added on
06 Mar 2018 2:40 pm by wbarchive_600773

Average value

€ 265.01

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64 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ichiro's Malt & Grain

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.76 points

  1. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tried at the Whiskey Festival 2019 in Tokyo.

    Cereals, fruity.
    Delicate oak notes.

  2. kanpai79 scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

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

  3. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Kawauso scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The sweetness of the long-aged grain is felt as a lingering finish.
    Honey, prunes, ripe peaches, chocolate... Strong sweetness throughout.

  6. thecadmancan scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Love the mix of peach an apricot with a bit of lemon zest on the nose with a finish of medium length with more tropical fruit and lingering butterscotch notes. Very smooth and have really come to enjoy the Ichiro's releases

  7. Asurmen22 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    C: gold

    N: fruit first of all (pear, apple), vanilla, a little honey, caramel and also a slight smell of solvent / alcohol (but which seems to disappear gradually, maybe the sample ). A little orange zest, and also flowers (rose). Spices too (cinnamon, maybe a little pepper or ginger). It's quite pleasant, but not super expressive. By stirring the glass, it is quite watery and not greasy, a rather young whiskey, therefore.

    B: Floral and on the honey / caramel entry and then it collapses a bit. It's watery and a bit alcoholic. A bit of a pot pourri side too.

    F: short / medium, quite alcoholic, a little caramel / vanilla and then some spices (we can smell the wood for the moment).

  8. Tastingbros scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Shogun8888 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Apple pie, sweet corn, honey, vanilla and caramel are perfectly balanced by white pepper and sawdust aromas

    Taste: Baking spices, salt, white pepper, sawdust and fresh ginger mix with fruity sweet notes of sweetened lemons, apple tart, banana and raisins

    Aftertaste: Fruity and spicy finish with banana, new apple flavors and sawdust and white pepper
    This Chichibu limited Edition won WWA's first prize in 2018 as the world's best limited edition blended

  10. TsiAI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: Golden smelling fragrance. Nose: Refreshing melons and fruits, some flowers (gardenia, rose, winter plum), the smell is soft but not much. A few minutes later, more cream meal packs, custard sandwiches, coconut oil, mild red pear water, and some dry wood sticks appeared. Signs of structural collapse appear after being placed for less than ten minutes, which tends to be thin and pungent, which really reduces scores.
    Taste Palate: cream, temperate fruits, grape seed oil, mahogany furniture, bitter base, some white flowers, prominent bitter base, full-bodied but light flavor, even a little dry against the body.
    Finish: Medium long, bitter, xylitol, wood, wheat, cantaloupe Body: Medium, full of fat, slightly sticky

    Nose: 86/100
    Palate: 84/100
    Finish: 83/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 84.5/100, the overall sense of balance is good, and also very round, but the flavor is too light to appear too bitter.


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