Ichiro’s Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve Single Malt Japanese Whisky
The return of a legendary whisky from Ichiro Akuto, formerly of Hanyu distillery and now founder and distiller at Chichibu. This is a blend of malt whiskies from his extensive stocks, including whisky matured in mizunara – fragrant Japanese oak. Outstandingly rare, with only very limited amounts available to the whisky industry to use to make casks, mizunara is uniquely fragrant and adds a refined and almost incense-like air to this whisky.
Created by Ichiro Akuto, this is a vatting of various single malts which have been aged in Japanese Mizunara oak. It is a superb whisky, with loads of character from the Japanese oak.
Tasting Notes: Ichiro’s Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve
Honeyed and toasty, sweet and light citrus, hints of grapefruit and a sugar in a bowl, tangy.
Rich, spice, fruity, tangy, fruity, malt. Hints of honey and toffee apples.
Abrupt, but very spicy, sweet.