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Chichibu On The Way

Overall rating 50 votes 87.77

265 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 22
Balance 20

Tastingtags

6 Notes

maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
15 Aug 2017 8:59 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 88 points

By Serge 

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

maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Review note
09 Jul 2017 2:12 pm
maltaholic gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
92
Initial taste
89
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
75
Presentation
75
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
25 Jun 2017 6:02 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 70 points

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.

Weighted Rate
82.9
Nose
80
Initial taste
80
Body
87
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
85
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
21 Mar 2017 9:11 am

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

Segens
Expert Senior Segens Tasting note
01 Nov 2016 4:13 pm
Segens gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Old gold
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)

Comments

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 :-)

maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
15 May 2016 5:35 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 88 points

Der riecht schon mal ganz klasse. Sehr fruchtig, Sherry, intensiv Pfirsich, Aprikosen, Orangen.

Kein Wunder, dass diese Whiskys so begehrt sind. Dieser hier ist herrlich!

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