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2013 Chichibu Distillery Ichiro's Malt On the Way Cask Strength Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)

JAPAN
$1499. 00 Bottle
$17988.00 Dozen
ABV: 58.5%
Bottled in 2013 this is another of Ichiro's 'works in progress.' Limited to 9900 bottles, it's reportedly a combination of two barrels - one filled in 2008 and another in 2010. 58.5% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Lifted, quite estery and delicate, with fruit blossom, preserved lemon, and light minerality. It needs water; when added, out burst blossoms, brioche, and fondant icing. On the palate, there’s a frothy pink party going on: marshmallows, flowers, raspberry, and cream. Water adds silkiness, while the finish throws out yuzu, then tightens in the manner typical for a young whisky (it’s 3 years old). Not only on the way, but getting there.
85 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Dave Broom (Summer 2014)