Chichibu 2010

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt - Chibidaru
Calculated age
04 years old
Chibidaru (Quarter Cask)
Number of bottles
53.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Aug 2016 12:40 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1036.83

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103 × member ratings

296 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Chichibu 2010

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.63 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet and creamy, rather round. Not very expressive at first, it evokes a woody time of a bourbon (quarter cask?), Or even grain whisky. Crème brûlée, roasted notes ... Then floral notes, and even an exotic signature at the Hellyers Road!
    • Taste
      Very beautiful for the age. A mixture of strength and finesse. Vanilla, banana, exotic fruit if you are patient.
    • Finish
      Nice presence with sweet spices.

      A whisky that takes time to indulge. Each sip was better than the previous one. Patience will be rewarded!

      Nose & mouth 4/5
      Final 3/5

      Whisky n ° 1971

  2. Macheye scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Chichibu Chibidaru is high quality stuff. Blind, I’d be amazed if you could tell it was no older than four years – such is the underlying quality of the Chichibu spirit. This (sort of) QC hasn’t allows the wood to run riot – possibly because rather than being newly coopered, the oak is derived from a hogshead which has been used at least once, possibly multiple times. A such, the influence here is much more subtle than it could have been – the naturally estery distillate shines as the wood has been used for maturation, not for imbuing a ton of flavour to mask youthfulness.
    • Nose
      A mix of orchard and hedgerow – apples and pears (both reduced and seeming syrupy) alongside redcurrants and gentle raspberry. There’s a lot of floral influence here – cherry blossom, umesha plum liqueur and musky incense. Running throughout the nose is a malty mix of cereals and underlying earthiness – quite soil like. The addition of water adds stone fruits (peach and apricot) as well as introducing a slightly mineral character.
    • Taste
      A big arrival delivering impact, sweetness and then a large helping of spice. Slightly more tropical than the nose – pineapples and mangos (tinned) combined with brown sugar to start. These develop, reasonably quickly, taking on bitterness and spicy from intense pepper. In the back palate, sourness is apparent – akin to tart grapefruits – it sits rather well as a polar opposite to the rather saccharine arrival. Water is a real leveller – now we’re talking – the bitterness, which was a little biting before is now reduced, fruits are both dusty and slightly syrupy and light tobacco and leather have been introduced.
    • Finish
      Quite long with tinned fruits (slightly tropical still) dusty pepper spicing and tangy tart citrus.

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. ConvalRen scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Funny part, actually acts like carbon dioxide, in combination with the bright fruits quite nice, missing a little rounding and 2-4y more.
    • Nose
      Flowery, quite round for the%, raisins in fine cognac, apricot, blossom honey, sweet banana, brown sugar, sparkling, grapes, fennel, lavender
    • Taste
      Very sparkling, perfectly contained carbonated notes, beautiful honey, light raisins, peach, all 1912 cocktail and bellini in it, apricot, sweet malt, fine oak notes, pear laid in honey, with all but also alcoholic side notes
    • Finish
      Dry apricot, grapes, esthernotes and honey, medium-long

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. skeuma did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    CHICHIBU chidibaru 2010-2014 53.5%: A certain youthfulness on the nose, we especially feel the alcohol mixed with floral and malty scents.
    In the mouth a strong but not aggressive whisky. It reminds me of what you smell in the spring in the fields is floral, there is hay and it's still pretty round with hints of honey.
    The honeyed / creamy side puts the youth and the final is not drying despite the high abv A consistent whisky easy enough to drink well done as a whole but not really complex.

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Scents of flower, vanilla, brandy soaked raisin, fruit cake, cocoa and
    creme brulee. Not overly sweet but all in perfect harmony with dose of
    ashy. Well rounded and firm.

    P- Absolutely delicious, mango,
    banana on a layer of soft young wood. Direct and forward, creamy and
    rich flavour balanced with good strength.

    F- Smooth with medium length, pleasantly throat clinching with fine syrup. Another young bastard from Ichiro.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  10. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky, warm. Take a little water. If you add a little more water, an apricot taste comes to the fore. Comparison with the Chibidaru 2009: In the nose is from bottle the 2009er better, smells more intense. The 2010er comes as little. But then in the glass, the 2010er balanced, the wood is much less dominant than the 2009er. I am correcting earlier statements which is better due to a blind tasting of both at the same time. I prefer the 2010er now. That does not mean that the 2009er is not good, it is a comparison on a high level of both. If you drink the 2009er alone, he is a pleasure. You should not drink them at the same time, because they are quite different. New German: You nothing the same model is ferschiden that. 9 mer wi forest that, why nothing forest in 2010. Is nothing the same nothing drinke together, then 2010 bizzeli better high niwo both has. No bath in the water, better little bath. What do you want with the Wisgi - ki? Buy 3 tank bensin for it, can run away on the road one bill, because nothing brews, the vil expensive. have no, also good.


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