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Ichiro's Malt & Grain Whisky

Ichiro's Malt & Grain Whisky

Size: 0,7 l
(46.5% ABV)
80,17€
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  • BrandIchiro's Malt
  • CategoryJapanese Whisky
  • CountryJapan
  • DistilleryChichibu
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Blended Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol46.5%
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This just might be the first Japanese Whisky to have its own groupies.

The best description we’ve ever heard about Ichiro Akuto is that he’s the "Rock Star of Japanese Whisky." While the other heavyweight executives of Japan’s thriving distilling industry can walk around Spirit conferences in obscurity, Ichiro Akuto gets mobbed by fans. With good reason. His family owned the legendary Hanyu Distillery for generations and when they sold the business, Ichiru held on to the standing inventory and issue special releases for years — including the famous "Playing Cards" series that made him famous. He has used those proceeds to craft new flavorful blends and other tasty offerings.

Ichiro's Malt & Grain is labeled as "a Worldwide Blended Whisky." The exact components of this gem are kept secret, but there appears to be a lot of local, Japanese Spirit with enough outside elements to craft the flavor profile Ichiro was looking for. It is — obviously — a combination of Single Malts and Grain Whiskies married at the Chichibu Distillery, but all that you will notice is the lovely flavor profile, delicate texture, and spot-on 46% ABV. 

Flavor Spiral TM
  • tropical tropical
  • lemon zest lemon zest
  • caramel caramel
  • cooked fruit cooked fruit
  • vanilla vanilla
  • pepper pepper
  • apricot apricot
  • zesty zesty
  • peach peach

Appearance / Color
Warm gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Peach and apricot cobbler, lemon zest, and granola.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla toffee up front with tropical fruit, pepper, and lemon grass.

Finish
More tropical fruit and lingering butterscotch.

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This just might be the first Japanese Whisky to have its own groupies.

The best description we’ve ever heard about Ichiro Akuto is that he’s the "Rock Star of Japanese Whisky." While the other heavyweight executives of Japan’s thriving distilling industry can walk around Spirit conferences in obscurity, Ichiro Akuto gets mobbed by fans. With good reason. His family owned the legendary Hanyu Distillery for generations and when they sold the business, Ichiru held on to the standing inventory and issue special releases for years — including the famous "Playing Cards" series that made him famous. He has used those proceeds to craft new flavorful blends and other tasty offerings.

Ichiro's Malt & Grain is labeled as "a Worldwide Blended Whisky." The exact components of this gem are kept secret, but there appears to be a lot of local, Japanese Spirit with enough outside elements to craft the flavor profile Ichiro was looking for. It is — obviously — a combination of Single Malts and Grain Whiskies married at the Chichibu Distillery, but all that you will notice is the lovely flavor profile, delicate texture, and spot-on 46% ABV. 

Flavor Spiral TM
  • tropical tropical
  • lemon zest lemon zest
  • caramel caramel
  • cooked fruit cooked fruit
  • vanilla vanilla
  • pepper pepper
  • apricot apricot
  • zesty zesty
  • peach peach

Appearance / Color
Warm gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Peach and apricot cobbler, lemon zest, and granola.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla toffee up front with tropical fruit, pepper, and lemon grass.

Finish
More tropical fruit and lingering butterscotch.

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