Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve
Ichiro Akuto, founder of Japan’s Chichibu distillery, is not only one of the most respected distillers in the country, but he’s also a master whisky blender. His Wine Wood Reserve is a blended malt containing Japanese whiskies from Chichibu that have been finished in red wine casks and Scottish whisky. The result is a rich and jammy dram with lots of complexity.
A “Pure Malt” (as the label says) whisky from the Ichiro’s Malt series, containing whisky from the closed Hanyu distillery and matured, vatted and bottled at the Chichibu distillery. This edition was given a finishing period in French wine casks.
Tasting Notes: Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve
Chocolate orange, black liquorice and creamy malt.
Red berry sweetness, oily walnut, white pepper.
Lingering Sherried spices, with a little hint of chocolate.