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Chichibu The Peated - 10th Anniversary 2018

Overall rating
90.27/100
votes
155
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt
Vintage
2013
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
05 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
11550
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Dec 2018 3:34 pm by Bamkero
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 440.01

45 × in wishlist

155 × member ratings

667 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Chichibu The Peated - 10th Anniversary 2018

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.27 points

  1. Dionysus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Only 5 years old and such a fantastic dram.
    If the bottles were not so expensive, i would crack every single one i can get my hands on.
    • Nose
      92 92
      This really smells like Islay whisky
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90
      The best thing i had since Brora

  2. Kumachan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    TASTING 215 ????.

    ● The dress.
    Golden yellow, a beautiful shine, tears are widely spaced and stick to the walls, beautiful hangs.

    ● The drop on the palm.
    Dominance on lemon, white flowers then primary: The cereal, the Earth, smoked, burned, smoked ham.

    ● The nose.
    First, youth! Crushed cereals, camelina oil, Cantal between two and lemon, grist, then back on citrus: Pink grapefruit and its pips.
    Peat mixed with mushrooms and smoked wood is present.
    The ventilation break, about an hour, is beautifully beneficial.
    Slightly balsamic, cider vinegar and tart Fuji apple.
    Orange honey, becomes buxom: intense lemon balm, verbena then minerality, metallic.
    The waxed wood and the sap of pine nail the debate.
    In returning one last time, the opening is total, always this smoky peat, but elegant, very flowery.
    Jasmine, violet and glycine explode.

    ● The mouth.
    Pleasant oily texture, the palate is well bathed.
    Alcohol is perfectly integrated.
    At once round and powerful,
    minerality and peat dominate conversion.
    Herbaceous for dandelion and licorice wood, rye flour.
    Like the nose, the aeration does a nice job.
    Citrus, pink grapefruit and zest, then lemon balm.
    A sweet treat of vanilla pear, granny apple and cake dough, and finally a burst of sweet violet, star anise, peony and wintergreen.
    The retro-olfaction maintains the end of the mouth on incense.
    Dense and sweet, superbly balanced.

    ● The final.
    Of great length, smoked and peaty, licorice growing towards light bitters before returning to the flowering of the violet.
    The resonance is on vanilla and jasmine.

    ● The empty glass.
    A first time very flowery and liquorice, jasmine and violet, then the balm of the white tiger.
    A last breath on the burnt wood and incense.

    A beautiful Chichibu, fiery and primary at first, which, thanks to the same time, becomes decidedly floral.
    Oily, resinous and smoky, it is a step up from the highly successful Peated 2016 but still behind the 2015, though, the aeration gives it this unique floral fun really elegant and dangerously pleasant.

    with an exit price of € 192 and a price of € 220, it's a pleasure that few will offer, the price will not fit in my rating.

    If it were to be given a subjective rating, it would be a 92.

  3. Tastingbros scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/01/31/the-chichibu-hype-part2/
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. el Gato scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Peat. Salt. Bananas. Smoked ham. Earthly. Herbs, anise. Forest berries. Basil. Chalk. Black pepper
    • Taste
      89 89
      Quite thick. Ammonia. Salt. Salty meat. Peat. Green spices. Black pepper. Sweetness. Licorice. White pepper.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and cooling finish. Minty. Peat. Ammonia. Citrus. Red apples. Sweetness. Cereal. Soot towards the very end

  5. lucero scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. crazyji scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Upon first cracking this I was half expecting to have just another peat bomb. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find this is very much different than say an Ardbeg or Laphroaig.

    Nose:
    Peat, perfume, sour cream, medicinal, umami, rubber, ozone

    Taste:
    Smoke, burnt grass, bitter, smoldering silage

  8. SingleMaltSamples scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

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

  9. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      * with a little water:
      Since my nose has already got used to the smoke, I still take it but was much milder. Here the aromas of warm, lightly smoked cooked ham mix with fruity components of yellow fruits, spices and a hint of saltiness and a hint of matchstick. Slightly sweet and sour, here too memories of Fee's pumpkin compote are awakened.
    • Taste
      88 88
      * with a little water:
      The taste is now softer and fruity. Smoky-spicy, some tar, oak, spices, barrel / coffee aromas. Warm to the touch: Oily, aromatic, slightly tart and with this impression merging into the finish.
    • Finish
      88 88
      * with a little water:
      Tart at the beginning, oak, spices, in the end sweet, softening, long fading.

      Needs time and some water.
      Quite complex for a 5 series.

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