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Chichibu MWR

Overall rating
84.35/100
votes
113
Category
Blended Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt - Mizunara Wood Reserve
Casktype
Mizunara Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Long Neck Bottle
Added on
06 Dec 2013 11:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 213,59

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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

  1. motorm4n scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Honey, sweet malt, dry raisins and now drier apple with shell, here also a few tannins, medium long

  3. torstenB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nice Whisky !
    • Nose
      slightly Spicy impression, with sandal Wood,  maybe figs, something vegetal, maybe light whiffs of turnips
    • Taste
      Fruity with dates, later Marzipan and almonds enter the combo. The texture appears a bit thin.
    • Finish
      something spicy, difficult to define

  4. matts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, floral sensation, hay, peppery spices, then vanilla and a little diffuse orange and fresh apple!
    • Finish
      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.

  6. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Extremely drinkable! Enthusiasm: Nose 4/5
    Mouth and finish 3/5
    • Nose
      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)
    • Taste
      Full, balanced, between sweet spices and caramel. It lacks a bit of impact.
    • Finish
      Easy.

  7. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  8. Segens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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!

  9. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      Fruity sweet, with a distinct oak note, sandalwood, incense sticks, slightly mineral and grassy.
    • Taste
      Very tart at the beginning, distinct oak notes, slightly sour and tart.
    • Finish
      Menthol, harsh oak, sandalwood and some sticky sweetness in the background, stays quite long on oak and tobacco.

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