Ichiro's Malt & Grain

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Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
World Blended Whisky
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 jul 2016 5:03 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 85.02

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Whisky reviews for Ichiro's Malt & Grain

9 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.98 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Fresh whisky, with a lot of sweet notes, typically the ones reminding me to grain whiskies. I think this 'Malt & Grain' actually is more a 'Grain with some malt'. Which is not bad at all, as long as the grain is from good quality. Which is the case here, just a pleasant, easy to drink whisky for sure.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Very sweet, vanilla, a touch of citrus, a hint of banana. Some ripe apples. Pretty some alcohol punch as well.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Pretty smooth now, quite surprising after the alcohol punch in the nose. Sweet, vanilla, a little of peach, pretty creamy structure. Honey as well, a little of orange. Preety full body.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Now it gets some more power, sweet, vanilla. Some banana again, and orange. Honey sweetness, middle long.

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  3. htz881 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Dionysus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Then it's good from the Chichibu distillery.
    "The Peatd" remains my absolute favorite.

  5. TsiAI scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: Golden Scent Nose: Light Smell, Cream, Malt, Plum, Grass, Wood, A Little Stewed Apple Taste Palate: High Acid, High Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Green Plum, Grain, Maltose, Soil, Wood End Rhyme Finish: Medium, slightly bitter, cream cake, orange gummies Body: Medium, generally oily

    Nose: 80/100
    Palate: 82/100
    Finish: 82/100
    Body: 82/100
    Overall: 82/100

  6. Willum scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    spicy, honey, bitter,

  9. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Ageless grain, what is it worth?
    Whiskeys from all over the world!
    • Nose
      almond, grain, malt, a little vanilla
    • Taste
      the almond at first, strong spicy sensation,
      glue, spices, varied mixed fruits
    • Finish
      malt, grain, young scent, short print, fleeting

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Lemon Zest

    Ichiro Akuto founded the Chichibu Distillery as recently as 2008, but his family has been involved in distilling sprits since the 17th Century. In 1941 his grandfather was the founder of the now closed but revered Hanyu Distillery. Ichiro worked for Suntory for many years and used that knowledge to build his own distillery a decade ago in the Saitama Prefecture in the village of Chichibu. This single cask release of Malt & Grain leaves little to the imagination as to its contents, of course.

    Nice, bright nose with loads of vanilla, juicy peach and lemon zest, but also a plankish not of freshly sawn wood. However: it works like a charm here!

    Nicely oily and mouth coating. On the palate I get loads of citrus, but also hints of tropical fruit, some honey and pipe tobacco and lots of spices. Thing ginger, nutmeg and black pepper. The second sip bursts of sweet malt, toffee and freshly mowed hay. Very summery, this.

    In the medium long finish, the hay, lemon zest and black pepper return for an encore.

    Pleasant, bright blend from the land of the rising sun. And only my fifth Chichibu to date? Note to self: get more!

  11. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    Not bad, but probably a bit too smooth and too convenient thus not really exciting
    • Nose
      Honey, malty, grainy
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, honey, hints of oak wook
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm

  12. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81


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