Chichibu 2009 The Floor Malted

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Chichibu 2009 The Floor Malted
70cl / 50.5%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The second full release (8800 bottles) from Ichiro Akuto's Chichibu distillery is The Floor Malted, distilled in 2009 from barley malted to Akuto-san's specifications during a trip to England to learn the art of floor-malting for himself. The whisky was matured in mostly bourbon casks with a few 'chibidaru' quarter casks in the mix as well.
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Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Tim F
Nose: Very clean and sweet, with some fresh barley notes and lots of vanilla.  Appetising.

Palate: Rich, sweet oak & fresh resin.  Intensely spicy from mid-palate.  Toasted barley with vanilla again and some dried fruit notes.

Finish: Short and sweet.  Water mellows the intensity of the sweetness but really lifts the spices, becoming very peppery and cinnamon-y.
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