Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Port Pipe 54.5% 2009

€ 826,45 (ex Vat)
1.000,00 (in Vat)
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Distillery Chichibu
Bottler OB
Serie Ichiro's Malt Port Pipe
Bottled for
Distilled date 2009
Bottling date 2013
Country Japan
Region Japan
Age 4
Cask Type Port Pipe
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 54.5
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Box
Label Perfect

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A Captivating Whisky Experience

Nestled in the quaint town of Chichibu, Japan, the Chichibu distillery has garnered a reputation for producing exceptional whiskies despite its relatively young age. One such remarkable creation is the Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Port Pipe, a whisky that showcases the distillery's commitment to craftsmanship and innovation.

Led by Ichiro Akuto, the visionary grandson of the renowned Hanyu distillery founder, Chichibu distillery has quickly made a name for itself in the whisky world. Akuto's deep-rooted knowledge and passion for the art of whisky making have been passed down through generations, allowing him to produce mature and complex expressions even with limited aging time.

The Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Port Pipe is a testament to the distillery's dedication to pushing boundaries and exploring unique maturation techniques. This expression has been matured in carefully selected Port Pipes, which are large oak casks previously used to age Port wine. The influence of these special casks imparts a distinct character and flavor profile to the whisky, setting it apart from traditional maturation methods.

One of the first things that captivates whisky enthusiasts about the Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Port Pipe is its enticing pink hue. This visual treat is a result of the whisky's interaction with the Port Pipes, absorbing not only their flavors but also their beautiful color.

Upon nosing this whisky, one is greeted with an array of enticing aromas. Rich notes of red berries, dried fruits, and subtle spices dance on the nose, creating an irresistible invitation to explore further. As the whisky graces the palate, flavors of dark chocolate, caramelized fruits, and hints of oak develop, providing a harmonious and well-balanced tasting experience.

At a robust 54.5% alcohol by volume (ABV), the Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Port Pipe showcases its bold character and depth. The higher ABV intensifies the flavors, allowing them to unfold and evolve on the palate, revealing layers of complexity with each sip.

The finish of this exceptional whisky is long-lasting and satisfying, leaving a delightful warmth and a lingering sweetness that entices you to savor every moment. Each sip is a journey through the artistry and passion of Chichibu distillery.

With its limited release, the Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Port Pipe 54.5% is a coveted treasure for whisky connoisseurs and collectors alike. The attention to detail, meticulous craftsmanship, and innovative approach showcased in this expression exemplify the spirit of Chichibu distillery and its commitment to producing exceptional whiskies.

Whether you are a seasoned whisky enthusiast or an avid collector, the Chichibu Ichiro's Malt Port Pipe 54.5% is an opportunity to experience the unique and captivating world of Chichibu whiskies. Raise a glass and immerse yourself in the flavors and aromas of this remarkable creation, as you embark on a whisky journey like no other.

Chichibu - Ichiro's Malt Port Pipe 54.5% 2009

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