Whisky Review: Ichiro’s Malt Aged 23 Years Cask Strength

Tasting Notes:

Ichiro’s Malt Aged 23 Years Cask Strength ☆

Style: Sweet and Composed

Nose:

Sweet honey cornflakes aroma, red fruits and flower meadow in touch with an unexpected dash of white vinegar. Fresh peppermint spice fizzes, then we come to see some lively, light-hearted malt.

Palate:

Beautiful sherry and floral notes entwining and unfolding on the palate. Sweet, elegant delivery. Transition to caramel, gorgeous slice of butter, malt with a hint of tropical fruits goodness. Bright spices tingling softly. Subtle wine treated oak, more chocolate peppermint ice cream as we edge towards finish.

Finish:

Soft chocolate mousse as mint spices spiking, the sherry malt lingers around nicely.

Thoughts:

Splendid sweetness building around the malt. Sophisticated structure delivered with elegance. Sherry notes nicely supported by the strength. Zippy, in a balanced way.

[58%・ Cask Strength・ Non Chilled Filtered・ Non Coloured・ Original Bottling]

-Esmond