Ichiro's Malt and Grain World Whisky 700mlSize: 0
This whisky is from one of the leading independent Japanese distillers, Ichiro Akuto, founder and master distiller of Chichibu (and heir to the Hanyu family of distillers). He has been making malt whiskies at his Chichibu distillery for a number of years now, sometimes blended with older Hanyu stock. This Ichiro’s Malt & Grain whisky has been around for the better part of a decade, and has always included malt whisky from Chichibu (and potentially Hanyu originally, but not any longer), blended with whiskies from unidentified distilleries in the USA, Canada, Scotland and Ireland, all traveked to by Ichiro Akuto. Non Chill-filtered, Non Coloured.
Vanilla and tropical fruits with light rye spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) and caramel. Hazelnut and chocolate. Candied ginger with some chili powder and black pepper. Tobacco leaf. Medium long finish with honeyed sweetness at first, but with cinnamon and cayenne pepper building over time. Banana, hazelnut and ginger linger the longest. Puckering astringency on the finish, with lemon pith returning.