Dram Review: Asta Morris Chichibu (Cask No. 1552)

[60.9%・6 Years Old・Distilled in 2011・Bottled in 2018・Asta Morris Bottling・Cask No. 1552・Single Cask Release of  207 Bottles]

Nose:

Quite citrus on the nose, more so than how I remember the first batch fared. Spirit and a hint of copper move in as in time the dram boosts a buttery note; some fruits also appear but on the shy side.

Palate & Finish:

Green fruits with a spike of citrus followed by an underlying custard note of coconut, pandan and nuts rising through during the mid-palate. Toasted malt becoming increasingly evident.

An even follow through of nuts and creaminess with some lime twists also in the mix.

Thoughts:

Oh wow, the first edition was a revelation but what an interesting, almost experimental profile for Asta Morris’ sophomore Chichibu release, such a subtropical number!

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas

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