Chichibu Ichiros Malt Le Centenaire Le Cask 3738 For Claude Whisky 62% 2014

€ 780,00   - € 725,00 (ex Vat)
877,25 (in Vat)
Chichibu - Ichiros Malt Le Centenaire Le Cask 3738 For Claude Whisky 62% 2014 In Original Box
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Distillery Chichibu
Bottler OB
Serie Le Centenaire
Bottled for Claude Whisky
Distilled date 2014
Bottling date 2022
Country Japan
Region Japan
Age 8
Cask Type 2nd fill mizunara heads hogshead
Cask Number 3738
Alcohol percentage 62
Volume 0,70
Condition In original container
Label Perfect
Stock 2

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A Tribute to Japanese Whisky Excellence

The world of whisky is often associated with Scotland and its famous distilleries, but in recent years, Japanese whiskies have been making their mark and garnering international acclaim. Chichibu Single Malt, a distillery located near Tokyo, has been at the forefront of this Japanese whisky revolution. One of their exceptional offerings is the Chichibu Single Malt Claude Edition #3738 62% Le Centenaire, a limited edition release crafted to commemorate the centenary of the Japanese whisky industry.

Le Centenaire is a special edition bottling that pays homage to the 100-year anniversary of the Japanese whisky industry. Chichibu, known for their commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail, created this single cask and single malt whisky as a tribute to the industry's milestone. The spirit was matured in a rare Mizunara Hogshead cask, adding a distinct character to the whisky.

Mizunara oak is highly regarded in the whisky world for its unique properties. Native to Japan, this oak species imparts a range of flavors and aromas that set it apart from traditional oak varieties. The Mizunara Hogshead cask used in the maturation of Chichibu Single Malt Claude Edition #3738 is particularly special because Chichibu has now transitioned to using whole Mizunara casks instead of Hogshead casks. As a result, casks like #3738 have become increasingly rare.

This expression was distilled in 2014 and bottled in 2022, allowing it to mature for a period of seven years. The whisky's journey within the 2nd filling Mizunara Hogshead ex #1504 bourbon cask has contributed to its complex flavors and rich character. The limited production of only 228 bottles makes this edition highly sought after by collectors and whisky enthusiasts alike.

Chichibu Single Malt Claude Edition #3738 62% Le Centenaire offers a captivating sensory experience. On the nose, it presents a delicate balance of floral and fruity notes, intertwined with subtle hints of sandalwood and spices. The palate reveals layers of flavors, with a harmonious interplay between tropical fruits, caramelized oak, and a gentle touch of Mizunara spice. The whisky culminates in a long and satisfying finish, leaving a lingering warmth and a touch of vanilla sweetness on the tongue.

As an expression created to celebrate the centenary of the Japanese whisky industry, Chichibu Single Malt Claude Edition #3738 62% Le Centenaire showcases the dedication and artistry of Chichibu Distillery. It exemplifies the remarkable craftsmanship that has propelled Japanese whiskies to international acclaim and solidifies Chichibu's position as a distillery at the vanguard of the industry.

For those fortunate enough to acquire a bottle of Chichibu Single Malt Claude Edition #3738, it represents not only a rare and limited edition whisky but also a cherished piece of Japanese whisky history. With its exceptional flavor profile and commemorative significance, this whisky stands as a testament to the legacy and future of Japanese whisky.

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