Chichibu 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The First Ten
Stated Age
10 years old
Number of bottles
50.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Oct 2020 10:15 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 1548.16

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Whisky Reviews for Chichibu 10-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.56 points

  1. Heutje did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Chichibu 10 years sold in japan for 19800 yen (€159.-)

  2. Kumachan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    ● The first approach was very closed.
    A "silent" whisky stuck on an alcohol masking pastry scents and candied citrus.

    After several hours (more than 24 hours in fact) in the open, the "alcohol" veil has completely disappeared: this pastry is confirmed, cake dough, a little vanilla, a receding wood.
    A very floral frame is installed, the hawthorn, these small white flowers that we meet all over the world, which offer beautiful scents of honey, the Japanese cherry tree in the Jardin des Plantes smells exactly what I am describing.
    For those who can go visit him in the spring, go ahead, this scent is a caress for the spirit.

    The citrus is definitely installed, between the lemon and the minerality.
    I often make the connection between the Malt Dream Casks and a Puligny Montrachet 1er cru: this ratio almost systematically balanced between minerality, white flowers, citrus, butter and vanilla.

    A spicy nutmeg feel and a slight animal musk side, however, I don't smell of leather or tobacco, scents that I found familiar over many 10 years (single cask).

    In satellites, I perceive menthole.

    A tiny and almost imperceptible scent of peaty and peppery that reminds me of Ardnamurchan.
    All in finesse therefore.
    An aerial course.

    ● In the mouth it is impeccable.
    Soft, ample, a nice fat.
    Dominance of fruit and white flowers, honey, pear and citrus that can be translated as desired.
    Pastry chef, vanilla.

    The mid-palate is mineral and spicy.
    Nutmeg and leather, smoked wood.

    The end of the mouth is borrowed by pepper, cut herbs, nice return on grapefruit.

    ● The finish is relatively long, the wood tannins settle on the palate. The minerality grows, the flowers are in the cheeks and the slightly bitter zan makes you salivate, the mouth will end up dry.

    A wonderful match: a croissant with chocolate pistachio butter: Explosion of fruit.

    I really like.
    It is a beautiful Chichibu who brings together the identities of this deistillery.
    Easy to access, impeccably balanced and the alcohol is very well integrated.

  3. Yeyel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    insignificant For that price .....

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Vanilla, toffee, honey, coconut, pineapple, great balance, very nice

  5. Idefix scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    yes, of course, I would buy it for 159 euros. It will probably be delivered to your doorstep by Shinkansen, with a chick as an encore. But for over £ 1000 like at the auctions - is massively too expensive. There are clearly better Tschitschi's for this price. It is relatively sharp-edged, not particularly round. The finish is a bit strange. With gasoline it is low current with 50.5%. I like the real "the first" better.

  6. JimHennaert scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    (Golden Promise Whisky Bar sample)

    Very nice first 10Y old distillery release from the Chichibu distillery! Perfectly balanced and an easy drinker!

    Nose: vanilla, almond & banana
    Palate: kicks in quite good: sweet, vanilla, honey,yellow fruit,cookies: like freshly baked banana pie topped off with whipped cream.
    Finish: long, woody and spicy.

  7. bradleymitton scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Cloves, a distinct character.. Butter, cream, vanilla pod, hazelnut, green apple, intense honeyed and baked marzipan aroma, extremely clean and fine on the palate, a drop of water opens this up to ginger spice and tropical banana cake aromas and more cloves and blackcurrant - rich with great purity and an excellent balance for ten years of age..

  8. GustavoQIN scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose: Pear, yellow apple, pineapple, vanilla. Mizunara cask can be recognized here.
    Palate: The first sip is sweet. Just like drinking a glass of
    Piña Colada. Pineapple juice and coconut milk. (This feeling disappeared quickly). A little bit tropical. Pepper, Oaky.
    Finish: Spicy, long.

    Tbh, sometimes it tastes like a stronger version of Yamazaki 12.

  9. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    15ml / ¥700@ Isetan Kyoto.

    Appearance: Deeper orange amber to brown.

    Nose: Oaky, caramel, vanilla, ginger. Woodiness shows more age than the others. Light lemon and apricot.

    Palate: Fruity depth, apricot, cookies, honey.

    Finish: Pepper, cinnamon, honey, spices.

    With Water: A bit is necessary to cool it down and bring out the richness.

    Overall: Nicely oaky. Not as dynamic as the younger single cask offerings. Malt is rich and delicious but overall simpler than expected.


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