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Ichiro's Double Distilleries

Overall rating
84.74/100
votes
146
Whiskybase ID
WB19268
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Long Neck Bottle
Added on
03 Dec 2010 11:20 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 269.07

26 × in wishlist

146 × member ratings

517 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ichiro's Double Distilleries

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.74 points

  1. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/Qv4vtRpc5NE
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Medium Golden.

    Nose: Honey, pot spices, raisin, sherry, apple, light chocolate.

    Palate: Vanilla, honey, spice, caramel. Soft and sweet.

    Finish: Honey, spices, pepper.

    With Water: Softer and sweeter.

    Overall: I cannot say I paid fullest attention to this, but then again, it did not draw it out of me either. A sweet and simple dram and was quite tasty but not particularly inspiring. I just can’t get past the hype on these.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Chichibu & Hanyu

    The world has gone completely mad about the Chichibu releases, that sell for big bucks… if you first won a ballot to be allowed to buy a bottle, that is. It does not get any crazier than this. This is an older release – albeit still available – from Ichiro-san; his Double Distilleries. The name refers to the fact that this contains young malt from his new Chichibu distillery, vatted with the legendary Hanyu malt from his grandfather’s distillery that closed in 2004.

    The nose is surprisingly simply. Sweet barley sugars, young apples, yuzu, hazelnuts and caramel. Hint of apricot and flowery honey. Slowly evolves towards toffee apples and macadamia nuts. A fresh note of mint. I would have guessed a Lowlander if tasted blind.

    The body is light. Again fresh and bright on honey, apples and some apricots, but I do get a little prickle now from white pepper, ginger and cinnamon. Very sweet indeed. But nothing earth shattering.

    The finish is rather short, sweet on honey with a bit of vanilla and pepper.

    The angel on my right shoulder says ‘Japanese whisky with Hanyu, must be great, right?’, while the devil on my left shoulder whispers ‘A lot of young Chichibu with just a drop of Hanyu’. Anyway, 130 EUR is a lot of money. Thanks, Marcel.

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A moment that I had not tasted. Here I tasted the batch 74 (the higher it is, the less H there is a priori ...). It's quite different from the first, much older batches. The nose is a little nasty and not very elegant but it is well drinkable. Missing a bit of potato in the mouth.
    • Nose
      Nose strong enough and chiselled Peach, oak, vanilla, fresh sugarcane. A little green and young.
    • Taste
      In the mouth chemical candy, sweet fruits. Papaya, pear, peach. Vanilla, licorice.
    • Finish
      Long finish on the fruits of the mouth.

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Cipidos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. kofima scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Ken1985 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Highlander65 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whiskey, delicate and balanced but with a remarkable personality. Better without water.
    • Nose
      Very fragrant aroma, sweet, fruity, vanilla, custard, almond milk, after a while the cereals, bread crust come out. Graceful and intoxicating fragrance. A herbaceous note of aromatic herbs emerges with water, while almond and vanilla vanish and the bread crust is accentuated
    • Taste
      In the mouth the body is light, just a little tannic. Creamy, but not very sweet, indeed there is a hint of bitter almonds, but still very pleasant and very elegant. With water it becomes more anonymous, loses consistency and even flavor.
    • Finish
      Quite long, creamy finish, a hint of cocoina just before fading. With water it becomes less creamy, but maintains consistency and persistence.

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