Chichibu 2011

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Malt Dream Cask
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
62.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bar Lemonhart
Bottled for
Added on
24 mar 2019 6:12 pm by Iron Lung
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5206.62

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26 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Chichibu 2011

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.78 points.

  1. Idefix scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The best thing about this bottle is the label. The whisky smells like the one on the Way 2013 and to drink it is also very similar. I was amazed and gave it to my wife to smell and try. She didn't know which one is in which glass. Your conclusion was the same. For me, it's better to have 8 bottles on the Way 2013 than a TMC. I was very disappointed and sold mine immediately afterwards. For the price that is far too high, there is definitely better. Understand correctly - not bad - but hopelessly overrated, the price massively inflated.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Banana citrus vanilla, bubblegum?, root vegetables, interesting

  3. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Kumachan scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    From :
    Serge Valentin

    Chichibu 2011/2019 ‘Malt Dream Cask for TMC’ (62.3%, OB, Japan, bourbon barrel, cask #1535, 173 bottles) Five stars
    I agree, this feels like it was all prepared. Well, it was (shame on you, S.) But what is TMC? Tele Monte-Carlo? Colour: gold. Nose: it is fascinating to have this after the Mars. There are numerous similarities, but this Chichibu’s a little fresher and tenser, rather more citrusy, and rather less on rounder fruits. So more lemons than quinces, if you like. It’s also got more ale, bread, yeast, dough, patchouli… It’s perhaps a little more complex, and a tad less ‘clean’, whatever that really means. But it’s a battle of young giants, really. With water: bubblegum dissolved in varnish and IPA. Sounds terrible; it’s not. Mouth (neat): totally splendid. Menthol and lemon in perfect sync this time, plus a little liquorice wood. Have you called the A-M Brigade yet? With water: no! Starts to get totally umami-like, not to mention that famous new sixth taste, the name escapes me. You know, the taste of fat. Fat-tastic development on soy, porcini soup, asparagus, tobacco, chen-pi, suet, marrow… Wow wow wow wow wow! (that’ll do S., I think we got your point). One of those bourbon barrels that have got ‘ideas’ of old sherry, which happens rarely but it does happen. Always fab. Finish: long. Comments: a dazzling Chichibu that just kills you. Bourbon barrels and basta!
    SGP:562 - 93 points.


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