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Chichibu 2011

Overall rating 86 votes 89.38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt - The Peated
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2015
Calculated age
04 years old
Casktype
Barrels & Hogsheads
Number of bottles
5980
Strength
62.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2015 5:54 pm by RL_whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

283 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

12 Notes

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
13 Nov 2017 10:26 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Peat, malt, fig, vanilla cookie and spice. With water it seems like calvados, but also some gingerbread.

Taste

Peat, Printen in chocolate and cherry. With water there's something like chloride initially, but then apple and more spiciness.

Finish

Peat, dark chocolate, gingerbread and cherry.

Comments

Very nice for its age, but those prices are ridiculous. For 50 euros I'd buy a bottle.

ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
18 Nov 2017 12:35 am
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Sehr verrückt wie immer bei Chichibu, Zimtsterne wechseln sich ab mit frischen Haufen Herbstlaub, dann wieder Kokoskuchen, Pfirsich dazwischen, Thymian und Rosmarin ebenso, dann wieder Knoppers, Haselnuss, Asche im Ofen, helles Malz

Taste

Bananenpulver, Lagerfeuerasche, sehr crazy weiterhin, Walnuss zerrieben, Lavendel, Rosmarin, Bärlauch und Nelke auf der Gewürzseite, dann aber Kokosraspeln, das Knoppers wieder und Raffaelo, Honigsahnetorte (Bienenstich)

Finish

Mittellang bis lang, das Herbstlaub, Kakaopulver nun, trockene Kokoschips, Obstkerne, trocken

Comments

Ein weiterer genialer Chichibu in dem sich Kokos und Exotik mit trockenen Aromen vom Rauch verbinden.

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
05 Dec 2016 4:20 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 93 points

N- Strong waves of antiseptic and medicinal. Lush of wet turf, salted fish and nutty. Nose burning smokes caramel. Once the hits subsides after calming down, intriguing floral, husky and grassy aromas reveal themselves. Awesome stuff.

P- Explosive. Hold it on the palate for as long as possible to feel the heavy dram transform to creamy liquid overtimes. Minty sweet, liquorice and almond. Full and spicy with choking tar smokes.

F- Velvet smooth, very long and lip burning. Barley sweet lingers. No signs as a young dram. Truly amazing.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
93.4
Nose
95
Initial taste
95
Body
96
Finish
96
Price
85
Presentation
85
michevinyl
Expert Junior michevinyl Tasting note
03 Mar 2016 3:32 pm
michevinyl gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Burnished
Nose
Rökig, ung och stark.
Med vatten kommer tropisk frukt, tallolja, lime
Taste
Häftig, rullar runt och fyller upp hela munnen. Söt rök, salt, krämig,
Med vatten, söta röken kvar, liksom saltet, tvål drar snabbt förbi. Lätt krydda, ingefärskaramell, citrusskal.
Finish
Medel lång krämig söt rök, mint
Med vatten lång, salt igen, apelsinolja.
Comments

Mycket god men lite knepigt hitta rätt vattenmängd

MicheVinyl
Gonathras
Expert Senior Gonathras Note
15 Feb 2016 12:48 pm

Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:


Chichibu 2011/2015 'The Peated' (62.5%, OB) Four starsVorsicht! Caution! Atención! Colour: gold. Nose: some kind of rounded peatiness, perhaps. Maybe a little silverware polish? Antiseptic? Well, it IS antiseptic for sure. Nah, it burns a bit. So, with water: it’s quite hard to tame, finding the right amount of water is difficult. I find a grassy peat, some wormwood, some seaweed for sure, touches of camphor… Sometimes it’s young Laphroaig distilled a long time ago, and sometimes it’s rather young Ardbeg distilled a long time ago. Hints of gherkin brine, green grapefruits... It’s not to be rushed, this baby needs your care and your attention. Like all babies, I suppose… Mouth (neat): it seems that someone smoked marshmallows. Or sno balls. Not a bad idea, that, but this drop is really too strong when undiluted. With water: almost gone the sno balls, and gone the marshmallows. This is young grassy and fattish peat, with a little salt, and, there, a little sake. The mind is weak, isn’t it. Finish: very long, salty, briny, and green. Green tea (my brain says macha), and grapefruits. The aftertaste is rather superbly zesty, but there’s a little gritty pepper from the oak. Comments: not an easy beast. There is some complexity, but every time you find some subtle notes, a wave of young peat just crushes them, which can get a little tiring. But yeah, it’s great, great whisky. SGP:466 - 85 points.
BMeyerdierks
Expert Senior BMeyerdierks Note
12 Jan 2016 10:43 pm

Malt Maniacs 2015 Silver Medal with 86 points.


Thumbs up!
gb21011971
Member Senior gb21011971 Review note
29 Dec 2015 4:43 pm
gb21011971 gave this whisky 89 points

In spite of the young age and the high ABV, it has a surprising roundness and complexity. I found that water makes it more accessible. Yes it is peated, but by no means a peat monster. There is an abundance of fruits, vanilla, saltiness and a few things I can't identify, but they make it even more interesting! All is well integrated.

Kudos to Akuto-san for producing such a young and at the same time mature whisky again. Looking forward to tasting those casks after 10 years or more! 

The only negative is the price, but apparently if it's Japanese and it's good, that's just the way it is... 


Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
88
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
84
Presentation
90
Hemdl
Expert Senior Hemdl Tasting note
01 Dec 2015 7:36 pm
Hemdl gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Malzig-süßlicher Rauch, erinnert fast ein wenig an einen Octomore aus dem Bourbon-Fass. Lagerfeuer, Zitrusfrüchte. Nach einer Weile kommen Vanille und eine deutliche Zimtnote (!) dazu. Sehr interessant und auch angesichts des jungen Alters beeindruckend.

Taste

Starker Antritt, die Fassstärke macht sich bemerkbar. Auch hier bietet sich ein interessantes Zusammenspiel aus gesalzenen Karamellbonbons, Zitrusnoten und Rauch, der mal süßlich, mal erdig erscheint.

Finish

Im langen und wärmenden Abgang dominiert wenig überraschend der Rauch, hier nun deutlich kräftiger und intensiver wirkt, als auf der Zunge. Ganz leicht kommt noch einmal die Vanille und leichte Zitrusfrucht zum Vorschein. Von metallischer Jugend oder irgendwelchen Fehlnoten keine Spur.

Comments

Der ist gut, keine Frage. Sogar sehr gut. Vor diversen Ardbeg oder auch manchem Octomore muss sich der Chichibu definitiv nicht verstecken. Sowohl in der Nase, als auch auf der Zunge ein interessantes Zusammenspiel von Aromen, die Jugend dieses Malts konnte ich nicht einmal im Ansatz erahnen. Schade, dass diese Abfüllungen meist nur als Investitionsobjekte ihr Dasein fristen.

Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo Note
31 Oct 2015 12:20 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 90 points

n:really nice fruity and peaty plus some ginger
m:first impression peaty plus a bit sour on citrus and ginger,then again peat,salt,flowers,some white pepper,candied ginger,salted milk chocolate
f:clean fruity peatiness,fruity ashes,orange peels over the fire

excellent for its age!!!
Magnus Hillman
Expert Senior Magnus Hillman Tasting note
13 Oct 2015 8:24 pm
Magnus Hillman gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Thick and rumbling smoke, table salt, mineral, licorice, tropical fruits, green soap and citrus. There is also bay leaf and ginger bread far back.

Taste

Strong, salt and peaty arrival. Really dry on the tongue. It develops into sweet mint and sour wood. The peat smoke accelerates and becomes really intense. The soap returns together with some spices.

Finish

Warm peat smoke, mint, cough drop in a long oily finish. Sugar and soap as well as lemon oil. 

Comments

Very nice indeed!

(Rating intervall 88-92)
Magnus Hillman

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