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]

Nose:

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.

Thoughts:

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]

-Nicholas

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