Dram Review: Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu Chibadaru Single Cask (Cask No. 286)

[61.9%・Distilled in 2009・Bottled in 2013・ 3 Years Old・Official Bottling・Cask No. 286・Single Cask Release of 160 Bottles]


Spirit driven with notes of sour plums, lemon custard, green malt, matchsticks and honeyed nougat.

Palate & Finish:

Bold juicy delivery of honey, raspberry gelato and cherry marmalade with a sharp edge. It’s oily also with a rice porridge like sweetness along with an immense spiciness.

Malted biscuits dusted with chocolate powder, the spirit and barley sugar still bode heavy.


One of the earlier Chichibu Chibadaru expressions and it really shows, feels very young and feisty but already showing a heap of signature flavour characters.

✓ [Recommended if you like the distillery/style]