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Chichibu 2012

Overall rating
88.43/100
votes
126
Whiskybase ID
WB96119
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt - The Peated
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2016
Number of bottles
6350
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
秩父
Market
jp Japan
Added on
10 May 2017 7:38 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 516.25

27 × in wishlist

126 × member ratings

371 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Chichibu 2012

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.43 points

  1. Kumachan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An example of balance, greedy. I really appreciated, a notch above the 2011, a notch below the 2015. Bravo Ichiro Akuto If it had to be given a subjective note it would be a 90
    • Nose
      A beautiful bright gold dress is the most beautiful of all, what brilliance! This peat-sweet-cereal nose, very pastry, whipped cream, candied lemon, a scent that reminds me of khaki, pear nashi, a sweet varnish. I am really committed!
    • Taste
      What an appetizer! Chilli pepper, very full, earthy and smoky mille-feuilles, a beautiful sweet-salted peat moss, lemon, persimmon and salty licorice close the march.
    • Finish
      It's long, really long. On liquorice, fern, a certain marine sensation, around salt.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Balanced and quite drinkable
    • Nose
      89 89
      Really peaty, little smoky, vanilla, citric, little honey, iodine, little fruity, cookie dough - not bad
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peaty, fruity, little citric, vanilla, little honey, little bonfire
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, warm, more peaty, citric

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sweet peat, citrus and honey, quite pleasant

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  5. OJK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I really want to join the Chichibu hype train as clearly some stunning releases being put out, I just haven't been lucky enough to try them yet. This one is good, delicious in fact, with intense notes of candied lemon ashtray, but remains a slightly immature whisky with a bit of burn in it still. For sure though you can already pick out the impressive lagavulin-esque texture and depth, so the distillate is clearly high quality, I'll just have to wait a bit longer before fully jumping on the hype train.

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at a local festival. Quite liked this one.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. detachedblue scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Again, a young malt with good quality.
    • Nose
      Elegant peat, clean and buttery.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, canned peaches, very fruity.
    • Finish
      Short, dusty and milky peat.

  8. htz881 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N- As each batch are unique, that's no way to expect that every new batch release are the same or to beat the previous one. Different vintages with different flavour profile that suit different palate. So this 2016 bottled The Peated opened up well with packed compote of vanilla and citrus honey. Then the after-burnt hay with smoky bamboo nuance kicks in, get quite grassy with stiff eucalyptus derived from strength. Some nice varnish that evolved to thin rustiness that reminiscent to lychee ice cream, caramel coconut and chocolate.

    P- Masculine, frizzy sweet vanilla soda and salted grapefruit. Not quite as striking as 2015. Rounder and smoother, and probably more people will like it this wayF- Medium-long, smooth for a young dram, peppery, decently sweet and spicy. Pretty generic overall, as palate and finish not quite able to catch up with the fine aroma.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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