Ichiro's Malt & Grain

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Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
World Blended Whisky
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Salud Distribution / Vienna Distribution
Added on
09 dec 2020 7:35 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 69.38

5 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ichiro's Malt & Grain

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.77 points.

  1. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Slightly sharp smoke, roasted cinnamon sticks on the cocktail, and lots of cream and dried fruit at the bottom. After the wine is opened, there are more woody aromas and mint leaves, and there will not be much changes left. Overall, the fusion of aromas will not be well done, there are still differences, but the fruity taste is recognizable. , which is also my favorite fruity flavor.

    Drink: The aroma of woody and spice in the entrance is stronger, as well as lactic acid, citric acid, and almonds. The status of fruity flavors has become lower, and the almond flavor is stronger after a few more sips.

    Overall: The highlights and shortcomings are very obvious. Smelling the fragrance will still bring me some pleasure, but not drinking.

  2. Rody024 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great example of the art of blending whisky. Elegant and subtle with quite the complexity. The mouthfeel and body are very pleasant. It's a well-made and easy drinking summer dram with enough depth to be exciting.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Ripe peaches covered in honey. Custard with almonds and some hay in the background.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Peach candy (Haribo), custard, biscuits, marzipan and almonds
    • Finish
      90 90
      Vanilla with some fruit ripe notes

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    N: Carb-rich fruity underlying barley lager~beer is often easily found in Ichiro’s expressions, and this uncomplicated and accomplished blend is no exception. Both malt and [a hefty chunk of] grain, are remarkably balanced and complimenting.

    T: More chewy savoury-fruity barley lager~beer action into sour~sweet citrus creamy toffee – Arran-esque, if even softer, subtler.

    F: How do they get that citrusy sour green note to be so desirably soft yet husky~creamy,… with low tannins and layered yet unobtrusive vanillins?

    C: Perhaps the perfect dram for when you’ve exhausted your usual go-to’s? Engagingly simple beguiling grain~malt blend, [still] available for €75. Now imagine this aged at 15 years, 25 years,…

  4. Shogun8888 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Round and balanced whiskey, with sweet vanilla and fruity notes, it also pays homage to malted barley, which is part of its DNA.

    I love this Ichiro easy to drink, so fruity!

  5. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Rather fresh and delicate. It’s somewhat restrained at first, but after some time it starts to open up. Vanilla and some coconut in the back. A floral note. Pears and lemons. Then after some time, I get some kind of floral honey. This is followed by bananas. And then also a light glue note.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Pears and vanilla here as well. Toffee. Kiwi. and honey. Then green bananas. Later it also gets somewhat spicy too: pink peppercorns, ginger and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Mid-long to long. Vanilla and bananas. And a hint of the same spices as on the palate, but those come more to the front here, especially the pink peppercorns.


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