Tasting Notes

Producing WhiskyCast has given me the opportunity to taste some really amazing whiskies, and I’m pleased to share my tasting notes with you here. You can search my entire database of tasting notes from this page, and I hope you’ll find it useful.

Ichiro’s Malt/Chichibu: The First One

Country: Japan


Type: Single Malt

Bottler: Ichiro's Choice

ABV: 61.1%

Score: 93 Points

The first “official” single malt whisky from Ichiro Akuto’s Chichibu Distillery, and bottled at barely three years old. It certainly doesn’t seem that young, though, with a nose of sweet corn, dried flowers, vanilla, and a hint of oak. The taste is thick, rich, and mouth-coating with cinnamon spice, vanilla, and honey that lingers through a very long finish. The beginning of a classic!