Malt of the Month: October 2018
We choose our Malt of the Month to highlight some of the great whiskies of the world. Some are well known, some less so, but you can be certain that if it's our Malt of the Month, then you won't be disappointed. This month we've chosen:
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A deliciously honeyed and spicy whisky from Ichiro Akuto – the king of Japanese distillers. He describes this as an 'all world' whisky, as the blend not only uses malt from his own Chichibu distillery, but a selection of American, Canadian, Irish and Scottish whiskies too. This is a wonderful international blend with the world whiskies complementing a distinctively Japanese core.
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From the producer
- Nose: Apricot, popcorn toffee, vanilla cream, meyer lemon zest
- Palate: Light texture notes of toffee roasted chestnut gingerbread, vanilla and black pepper
- Finish: Medium-long with honey and black pepper
About Ichiro Akuto
Ichiro Akuto is part of a family that has been making sake in Saitama, Japan, for almost 400 years. His grandfather began making whisky in the 1940s with his now-legendary Hanyu distillery, and after this closed in 2004, Ichiro salvaged the malt whisky stocks and began bottling them under his own label.
In 2007 Akuto-san, who had studied brewing and distilling, commenced building his own distillery: Chichibu. He has built up a deserved reputation for the quality of his own whiskies, and earned his own place in the hallowed history of the Akuto family.
5 Customer Reviews
Drank neat first. Nice nose. Easy on the tongue. Drank with nice. Made it creamy. Chose it over Chivas 18 at the store. Was more expensive, due to scarcity. Great buy. Would drink again.
Was introduced to this by the same friend who suggested Hibiki 17 and it’s as good.
My favorite blended whisky of all time.
Knocked my socks off, one of the best or I even shall say the best so far blended Japanese whiskey
Well made...nice dram.