Chichibu On The Way

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Mar 2016 10:33 am by RL_whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 472,13

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377 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Chichibu On The Way

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.93 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    young japanese whisky
    • Nose
      Orchard fruit sensation, quite green, a little bitterness
      a little vanilla, it's quite grassy, hay under the apple trees
    • Taste
      water of life of quetsches, of pear without the fresh side,
      it's sweet, strangely, spicy too, a rancid return
      fresh, fresh malt, slightly moistened hay and dry wood
      always this bitterness!
    • Finish
      spices more present, a little peppery, rancid butter there, vanilla and crushed green fruits, the juice flows and remains present.

  2. el Gato scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity With Green Apples in particular. Nutty. Then peachy. Turns slightly Chemical. Ends With Vanilla and grassy notes
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily. Green Apples and Vanilla. Banana. Spicy. Rhubarb. Bitter and herbal
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long finish. Raspberries. Apples again. Pepper. Some bitter oak influence.

  3. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  4. AlainMalt09 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  5. htz881 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Chichibu ‘On The Way’ (55.5%, OB, Ichiro’s Malt, Japan, 9900 bottles, 2015): 82 Punkte

  7. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    N- Mask by sulphur, and fatty solvent notes that are off putting from the beginning. Meaty and nutty. Malt, husky and full of cereal with ordinary caramel and vanilla after breath.

    P- Beside the heavy drops of vanilla bomb, nutmeg, peppery come along with zing of rusty notes, overall rather boring that just wow with the high strength.

    F- Long, lifted chili spicy with echoing of mint and sweet candy notes, rather cloying and off balance, would be acceptable dram from an ordinary producer, but rather disappointed if this is from Chichibu. — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. jazzpianofingers did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Young distillate by it’s very definition.
    T: The young distillate has a lovely mouthfeel but the complexity is unsurprisingly low.
    F: ..... same as whats gone before
    C: It's good, 'on the way' young whisky.

    Scores a C

  10. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It is incredible what is possible after that young maturity (for a non-peat whisky). A very fruity and good dram which is much better than the standards from Chichibu as the bitterness is more or less gone. I will follow this distillery on its way to 12-15 years :-)
    • Nose
      Normally this whisky should be a 6-7 years old dram and therefore normally older than the Standards Double Distilleries, MWR & Wine Wood Reserve.

      The nose is as fruity as the other standards but the alcohol is much better implemented. Very fruity juicy fruits as mandarines and oranges. Very well done!
    • Taste
      Compared to the standards the bitterness is now gone and the fruitiness of the nose can be carried to the mouth. Also the alcohol of 55,5% suprises as it is not more spicy than the others so better implemented but carrying more taste and more fruits!
    • Finish
      There is a bit of oaky bitterness in the finish but it is much better than the Standards and for me the best of the 4 I was able to try (Double Distilleries, MWR & Wine Wood Reserve)


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