Chichibu The Peated - 10th Anniversary 2018

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt
Calculated age
05 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Dec 2018 3:34 pm by Bamkero

Average value

€ 423,95

39 × in wishlist

106 × member ratings

530 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Chichibu The Peated - 10th Anniversary 2018

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.52 points

  1. Kumachan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    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.

  2. 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

  3. matfrl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. schero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The nose is somewhat similar to Caol Ila. From the tongue it is really cool.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Barley smoke, cornflakes, vanilla, ashy, light orange, a little dried bacon
    • Taste
      90 90
      Smoky and creamy, a bit sparkling, dry, some orange again, spice and sweet chocolate
    • Finish
      91 91
      Smoky and worthy finish, somewhat dry, very long

  5. A0525 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    No smoke monster.
    Delicate notes, very aromatic.

    Great for all fans of smoky whiskys.

  7. Kaleva scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky, feeling quite young but superbly balanced and tasty. Quite smoky but smoke doesn’t dominate and very good integrated in overall impression. Tropical fruits notes, citruses - all those signs of bourbon maturation are beautifully present here. Does this expression worth its price - over 200 euros? I think not, but enormous overpricing is a common problem of all Japanese single malts nowadays
    • Nose
      Fresh, smoky, young, slightly malty, honey, vanilla, pear caramel, lemon blossoms, some tropical fruits. Water opens up creamy and woody notes, a hint of rosemary
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly malty and spicy, tropical fruits (lychees, physalis), cold ashes, vanilla pie, lemon zest, noticeable oaky
    • Finish
      Quite long, sweet, somewhat nutty, ashy, with mushrooms notes, slightly oaky

  8. Bosssss scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  9. Bosssss scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    Very good whisky despite its young

  10. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior


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