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Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu The Peated 2016

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Ichiro’s Malt is a whisky that has won the world’s top prize at the World Whisky Awards, and is popular not only in Japan but also internationally.

The Chichibu distillery produces the superb series “Chichibu The Peated” , focusing on peated whiskey. Introduced in this article is Chichibu The Peated 2016.


The Bottle

All of the original sake used was distilled in 2012. The wine is smoky, but still has a nice
The lingering fruity flavor is well-balanced with a glossy finish.
Please try it as it is.
Source: Venture Whisky Co.



Aroma Strong smoky, lightly iodized. Sweet oaky aroma. Woody.
Taste High viscosity, strong attack. Oaky sweetness and citrus flavors. A strong smokiness passes through to the nose.
Aftertaste Spicy and malty. Tingling on the tongue. Strong peatiness lingers for a long time.



Alcohol content 54.5%
By Liquor Single Malt Japanese Whiskey
Cask type
Content Volume 700ml
Number of bottles sold Limited to 6,350 bottles
Suggested retail price 9,900 yen (tax included)
Release Date 2016



Our Take

The smokiness, comparable to Laphroaig or Ardbeg, continues strongly from the nose to the lingering finish.

There is also some sweetness from the oak and dried orange, but it is restrained compared to Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu The Peated 2022. The roughness and power of the young original is felt, but it has a viscous richness and is not ebullient. The overall image is one of a cohesive flavor profile.

You can enjoy almost the same flavor when watered down. It can be enjoyed with soda or on the rocks.

Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu The Peated 2018 and Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu The Peated 2022 are also available at BAR Shinkai. Please try and compare the two.


(All Images Courtesy of JPWhisky.net)


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