Chichibu 2010

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt - The Highlander Inn
Calculated age
07 years old
1st Bourbon Barrel, 2nd Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
59.7 % Vol.
700 ml
sc Scotland
Added on
09 sep 2018 2:41 pm by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1917.50

22 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

78 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Chichibu 2010

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.13 points.

  1. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. kanpai79 scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Best of the Tastingrunde with 6 exciting Chichibus & 1 Karuizawa, multilayered, nice notes, well integrated everything.
    • Nose
      Aged, noble Armagnac, sweet grapes, raisins, flowery honey, oak pickled in honey, lots of apricot, sweet plum, red, slightly bitter apple in between, jasmine tea, fennel, camphor, far behind milk chocolate and some coconut, pecan nut
    • Taste
      Lots of salivation, apricot with core, coconut, hazelnut, red apple, sweet pear, papaya, nettle melon, candied ginger, camphor and cardamom
    • Finish
      Camphor, herbal honey, chestnut, ginger and anise, long

  5. Dirk scored this whisky 87 points Super Administrator

    This is ok but absolutely not how I like Chichibu.
    Chichibu works really well with ex bourbon casks, this particular release is loosing a lot of its character. This could have been a stunning whisky but the combination of sherry and bourbon just doesn't work well. Looks like I am alone in this but I have had many, many better Chichibu's.

  6. BenNevis scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    1st off I have to say I have never been a fan of Japanese whisky but this one took me by surprise
    Nose, You can tell its high % alcohol , I get almonds and sherry. Lillies too.
    Taste, Sherry is dominant nice and spicy with dry fruits but there is vanilla and almonds too, this seams a lot older than 7yo. This is very morish
    Finish, Quite long, spicy, the high % alcohol leave a very pleasant warming. One of the best whiskies I have tasted this year and by far the best Japanese whisky I have had so far.

  7. gympanse84 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    On a blind tasting in the glass had and really could not assign it. The madness. For me just an experience more what a good painting should have to offer. Especially if you are not prejudiced before of a destille and just let it work on you!

  8. SteveW110 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Stunning Dram...
    • Nose
      92 92
      Die Nase bietet einen vollumfänglichen Früchtecocktail, in dem süße Weintrauben dominieren. Der Alkohol ist herrlich eingebunden und die Nase verspricht bereits Einiges...
    • Taste
      91 91
      Warmer öliger Antritt mit sofort folgender Süße!
      Wow* was ist das denn?
      Der Zahn tropft, voller Speichelfluss setzt ein.
      In schnell folgender Reihenfolge finde ich Aromen, die mich an reife Pfirsiche, Ananas und Papaya erinnern und dann kommt die volle Wucht einer überreifen Weintraube.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Mein Kopf schreit förmlich:
      Bitte keine Fehlnoten! Bitte kein metallischer Abgang...
      Und Nein, der passt!
      Ohne Kanten, aber mit ordentlich Kraft, zieht er unglaublich süß und lang die Kehle hinunter.
      Ich hatte nicht viele Malts aus diesem Hause, aber das war eine Erfahrung, die ich jedem Maltmaniac empfehlen kann!


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