CHICHIBU 2011 Single Cask#3303 59,5%

Single Malt, Japan / Honshu - Saitama 70cl Ref: 19891

Ichiro Akuto, the true magician that he is, always enjoys surprising the taster. In fact, he probably begins by surprising himself. In any case, one thing is sure, his beer-barrel-aged Chichibu will join the ranks of the many other Chichibus already in the whisky hall of fame. The tasting notes given here, though they describe a hugely developed malt, are only one reflection of an aromatic and gustatory palette that is so varied it would be worthy of a stained glass window by the figurative painter Alfred Manessier.

Single Cask #3303 - Beer Barrel Limited edition of 267 bottles – LMDW world exclusive Profile: full-bodied, with notes of liquorice, pencil lead, oranges, heather honey and geranium. Then becomes exotic

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Tasting note

  • Appearance : vibrant golden yellow
  • Nose : fine, classic. First, notes of new oak clearly dominate the palette, so much so that they give the nose a thick grainy texture. Allowed to breath, it becomes considerably refined, allowing the expression of citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit), vanilla, sweet almond and spices (pepper, cloves). As time goes on, it becomes increasingly powerful, evolving tremendous minerality and purity.
  • Palate : fine, firm. The grainy, fibrous character of the nose has given way to a very smooth mouthfeel. With exceptionally fruity freshness (plum, pear), it is also characterised by extremely elegant creamy notes (chocolate mousse, vanilla custard). Very juicy William pears are then revealed alongside cut grass and root ginger. The chocolatey energy remains intense.
  • Overall : long, serene. Very closely connected to the palate, it draws the tasting out with juiciness and silkiness. Giving a sense of completeness, it returns to the initial nose, and even transcends it. The palate reaches its peak, with the Chichibu showing incredible integrity and class. It lingers with black fruit (blackberry, blueberry), courgette flowers and “Fleur de Bière” eau-de-vie. The retro-nasal olfaction is wonderfully lemony, with the empty glass going right to the heart of the matter, expressing malted barley and a very delicate woodiness.
The brand

The brand

Created in 2008, Chichibu Japanese single malt whisky is already well-known to Japanese whisky enthusiasts, and to whisky connoisseurs generally. Entirely produced at the distillery and soon, for some expressions, with local barley and peat, and even Japanese oak casks, Chichibu is on its way to becoming the first 100% Japanese whisky, thanks to the efforts of its creator, Ichiro Akuto. Fermented in vats made of mizunara (a variety of Japanese oak that is very highly regarded for whisky) and distilled in small stills, the resulting liquid presents a surprising maturity and complexity, even when it is very young. A beautifully crafted whisky.

The distillery

Founded in 2007 by Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder of the Hanyu distillery, Chichibu has been active since February 2008. Consisting of two stills made to order in Scotland by Forsyth’s, this distillery has a very exclusive following, it is not only the first Japanese single malt distillery since Hakushu, but also the smallest. In 2008 Ichiro started selling a range of very young whiskies called ‘Newborn’, before launching his first ‘real’ whisky, a three-year-old at cask strength, at Whisky Live Paris 2011. The distillery also houses the last stocks of Karuizawa, Kawasaki and Hanyu, and has its own bottling facility.

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