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- Ichiro's Malt - Mizunara Wood Reserve
- Mizunara Finish
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Long Neck Bottle
- Added on
- 06 Dec 2013 11:18 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Chichibu MWR
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.35 points
- There were 5 of us tasting this dram, all trying to identify the coconut aroma, said to be so typical for the Mizunara oak finish. All of us failed. However, we did find it to be an excellent dram. Refined and complete, no particular extremes but overall very good.
- Very nice fruity-crisp Chichibu, honestly, they can not do much wrong with me, even though I had some worries about such a young Mizunara. More points are simply prevented by lack of age and depth.
Very clear wine influence, not quite as typical Mizunara, only the apple compote seems familiar, otherwise rather the darker notes of wine, fresh plums, figs, unripe cherry, licorice and damp grass, chocolate chips, all sorts of nuts, biscuit dough, some nutmeg and rosemary, ginger, herbal honey
Sweet honey everywhere, red gummy bears, light raisins, boiled apple, here already typical Mizunara, figs, sweet milk chocolate, hazelnut, lavender, some fennel and roiboos behind
Honey, sweet malt, dry raisins and now drier apple with shell, here also a few tannins, medium long
- Nice Whisky !
slightly Spicy impression, with sandal Wood, maybe figs, something vegetal, maybe light whiffs of turnips
Fruity with dates, later Marzipan and almonds enter the combo. The texture appears a bit thin.
something spicy, difficult to define
- A nice drop, with a very balanced oak characteristic. At the time I did not get really warm with the Chichibu "The First", but I really like this filling and it is really dangerously good drinkable. Incidentally, I find the Mizunara Wood Reserve very beautiful and interesting because it was not finished. As a result, he has a very unique character. Not least because of that, he has a clear lead over me in comparison to the Wine Wood Reserve. Good 88 points.
Here, the oak makes the program straight away. The nose is fresh spicy and almost floral. For a moment I am reminded of iced tea and subtly swinging citrus fruits (limes, oranges) and a mix of light fruits. Admittedly not stunning and not too complex, but I really like this nose. In direct comparison, it is oakier, lighter and fresher than the nose of the Wine Wood Reserve.
This drop comes with a rather light body and a very clear mouth feeling. Pleasantly the Mizunara oak spreads in the mouth. Unfortunately, I can hardly describe the spice associated with it. Sure, that's because it's the first Mizunara storage I've ever had in the glass. For me, the spiciness is very pleasant and surprisingly balanced. There is really nothing sharp at all: not a trace of pepper, ginger or even chilli. I like this profile right away and am really positively surprised. The association of light fruits also sticks to the taste, without I could name dominant single fruits.
The finish is dominated by the beautiful oak and gets drier with time, but not bitter. The barrel reverberates in a very elegant - almost subdued - manner for a surprisingly long time. At the same time, a slight heat in the stomach area is spreading.
- On the nose, floral sensation, hay, peppery spices, then vanilla and a little diffuse orange and fresh apple!
a dram where the sodden wood is put forward and allows after a better integration of the fresh and yellow fruits.
the caramel is very fine.
- Extremely drinkable! Enthusiasm: Nose 4/5
Mouth and finish 3/5
Delicate, on the caramel. Mealy. A sulfur coat? Sugar and honey. Apple, mirabelle plum? Atypical wood (leafy? No, it's the label that influences me)
Full, balanced, between sweet spices and caramel. It lacks a bit of impact.
- Slitghly better than the Double Distilleries Version as it has more character (even if I gave same points) but not as good as the Wine Wood Reserve! A bit too oaky for me even if the nose gives a fruity expectation. Once again worth a try and an excellent start of this young distillery!
- Pretty tasty, preferably without water, otherwise too thin. He is not a high flyer, but OK for the price. Grassy, mineral, incense sticks or otherwise stupid descriptions as below, are nonsense. The typical Mizunara (Japanese oak) is light in taste, not peaty or smoky. About the description of the predecessor, I can only shake his head. Such a mess. He has no sound knowledge of Japanese whiskeys, not Japanese bottles. Almost only cheap fusel on the shelf, and a quarter of samples. I'm really not impressed by this expert status. On new german: You age, you drink, it's like grass smoking like mineral stone when wool tirgel in lamp, tasting a taste. Is wisgi like tree in Japan, full of crass big. Is good and almost niggs töier. Know that other men say the Egspert its rather big roast-meat than egspert. That understand nothing and no big anung. Vileicht only thick ass, hehehe. is chok, mean no evil.
- Interesting whiskey, older Mizunara specimens tasted better. The rather youthful malt has been run over by the oak a bit. Nevertheless an exciting whiskey, which one can also enjoy. More than an experiment.
Fruity sweet, with a distinct oak note, sandalwood, incense sticks, slightly mineral and grassy.
Very tart at the beginning, distinct oak notes, slightly sour and tart.
Menthol, harsh oak, sandalwood and some sticky sweetness in the background, stays quite long on oak and tobacco.