Dram Review: Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu Single Cask Exclusively Bottled for Modern Malt Whisky Market 2017

[60.2%・Distilled in 2011・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Cask No. 1320・Single Cask Release of 223 Bottles]

Nose:

Substantially tropical with pineapples and apricots generously coming through, plenty of honey to go with splashes of pepper, quite pleasing indeed.

Palate & Finish:

A transcending tropical sweetness under the immense strength. Wondrously fruity with some sweet soy bean note layered with thin wax to even put the sweetness.

A pleasing creamed honey finish.

Thoughts:

Brilliantly extracting some vibrant tropical notes whilst managing to keep the spirit in check, the “Day” is really pleasing indeed and in my opinion it sets a solid benchmark for a young new world distillery doing a bourbon cask expression. Close to scoring two stars..

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas