Chichibu Whisky Matsuri 2017
Chichibu // Japan
Named the "World's Best Single Cask Single Malt" at the World Whiskies Awards 2017, this single cask release by the great Chichibu distillery has blown the world away. Bottled for the annual festival held in Chichibu, this 6 year-old whisky was aged in a fino sherry hogshead cask and bottled at 59.2% in January 2017.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefino hogshead
"A magnificent balance is found with abundant thick honey, brown sugar, and rich winter spices on both the nose and palate. A touch of grapefruit and orange joins in on the palate, leading to a lively, playful finish. "