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Chichibu 2011

Overall rating
90.14/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Mizunara Heads
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Mizunara Heads
Casknumber
1429
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Isetan
Added on
28 Feb 2016 4:11 pm by sindbad888
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2069.99

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Whisky Reviews for Chichibu 2011

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.14 points

  1. bigotry7070 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    Perhaps the best fairly mizunara heads by Chichibu.

  2. darren918jp scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Briefly, this is a somewhat Glenmorangie-like bottling from Chichibu--unusually smooth.

    It is a sweet and creamy offering for a mizunara-heads cask. The usual smokiness is lacking, maybe because unpeated malt was used--I don't know.

    There is a lemon-lime fizz citrus fruitiness accompanied by woodspice on the palate and a slight pungency (maybe a faint hint of sandalwood) on the nose with a bite of sourness that wraps it all up in a lip-smacking nose-crinkling package with a lingering finish.

    It holds it's own with water, and is slightly mellower. I still can't read the nose very well, as hay fever season has started now and I still have cold. Gotta love this end of winter change of seasons here in Japan...

    I'm used to the smokiness and sandalwood that usually accompanies the mizunara casks, so I was a little disappointed at first, but the second time around convinced me that, though unusual for Ichiro's mizunara casks, this is a winner!

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