Ichiro's Malt Chichibu On the Way

Single Malt

Chichibu // Japan

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    3 out of 5 stars
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"On The Way" from Chichibu Distillery is a single malt Japanese whisky. Ichiro Akuto, whose family has a 300 year tradition of making alcohol, founded the Chichibu Distillery in 2008. "On the Way" is a blend of Chichibu whiskies, including the oldest they had aging at the time of bottling, a 5 year old whisky. Primary maturation was in ex-bourbon casks, with a finishing in Japanese Mizunara oak. It was bottled in 2013 at 58.5% ABV.

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  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    ex-bourbon American oak and Japanese mizunara oak

Tasting Notes

"Caramel topped flower blossom aromas come first, followed by fresh melon and oak. The palate gives way to canned peaches and pears, as wood spices and pepper notes join in. A hint of mint is detected for a moment, before the spices sweeten and escalate, leading to a long, warm finish. On the way, but with this, you've arrived!"

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