Chichibu The Peated 2011 Bot.2015

  • Japanese Single Malt Whisky

70cl / 62.5%

Chichibu The Peated 2011 / Bot.2015

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The 2011 vintage of Chichibu's sought-after peated whisky has been left for an extra year for this release. The strongest yet at a cask strength of 62.5%, this is big, bold and intensely smoky, with spice and sweetness – a complex whisky.

Tasting Notes (1)

Flavour Profile

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • Mint Mint
  • Brine Brine
  • Tar Tar
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
Facts

Facts

  • Vintage Icon

    Vintage

    2011

  • Bottling Date Icon

    Bottling Date

    2015

  • No of Bottles Icon

    No of Bottles

    5980

  • Country Icon

    Country

    Japan

  • Type Icon

    Type

    Single Malt

  • Colouring Icon

    Colouring

    Yes

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    • Nose

      An intriguing mix of porridge oats, pine needles and warm tar, with a splash of sea water on the side. The dark notes calm down in the glass, to reveal a classic, grassy peatiness with some red berry sweetness and fresh coastal notes. The sweetness fades over time, revealing more green leaves and vegetal notes, all backed up by soft peat smoke.

    • Palate

      Darker and weightier than the nose suggests, showing all of its 62.5%. It has the liquorice from nose as well as background of burning peat and cast iron stoves. It's intense, with freshly unwrapped bandages, melted bittersweet dark chocolate, and both white pepper and cinnamon heat. Water reveals another side to the dram, with mineral notes and a sugary sweetness that runs through the middle – sugar cookies and sponge cake.

    • Finish

      Initially mineral-heavy – gravel and seaside rockpools. As that fades, rich sweetness comes in, with dark chocolate picking up fresh minty notes.

    • Comment

      At full strength, this is a peaty bruiser – intensely flavoured, with thick smoke and rich sweetness. A drop of water unlocks its full potential, showing a softer and sweeter side.

Customer Reviews

Reviews (3)

Reviews

  • 5

    Jonas

    Amazing, that peat. This is a match for some Octomores and Ardbeg Supernovas, although it doesn't really make it all the way to Octomore 6.3 standards. A must-try if you like a peaty challenge.

  • 5

    Mark

    Fantastic peaty and needs substantial water

  • 5

    Yutaka

    Perfect! I've received the Chichibu whisky with a perfect packing.Thanks a lot for a quick delivery by 3 days from London.

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