Ichiro’s Malt & Grain

Country: Japan
Type: Blended Whisky
Bottler: Venture Whisky
ABV: 46.5%
Score: 90 points

Ichiro's Malt & Grain. Image courtesy Venture Whisky.This unique whisky from Japanese legend Ichiro Akuto blends malts from his Chichibu Distillery and his family’s old Hanyu Distillery with whiskies sourced from several different countries, making it a truly “world” whisky. The nose is malty with a touch of oak, sawdust, muted spices, and a hint of grilled pineapple. The taste has a great barley sugar sweetness and spicy notes of ginger, clove, and allspice, while apricot, pineapple, mango, and a hint of lemon zest create a nice, complex flavor combination. The finish is long with lingering spices and a touch of tartness. (May, 2018)

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