Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Chibidaru for TIBS/WhiskyLive Tokyo 2012 #349 2000 12YO 58.4%


Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:

Ichiro's Malt Hanyu Chibidaru for TIBS/WhiskyLive Tokyo 2012 #349 2000 12YO 58.4%
Nose: Has some elements that I find in a lot of in Hanyu such as fragrant wood/incense, but also fresh-baked rhubarb and apple pie, brown shoe polish, beef kebabs with capsicum, caramels, toasted oak, anise. hubba bubba. As they say in New Zealand, 'Choice Bro'!
Palate: Yummy! There's a fragrant element and a balance between the sweet, meaty and woody elements on the nose, including some cinnamon-dusted doughnuts. Well crafted.
Finish: Warming and palate coating. I hope Akuto-san has some more of these "Chibidaru" (cute/wee) cask matured whiskies that can be released to the general public. A light that definitely should not be hidden under a bushel.

1 comment:

Stefan said...

Just to nitpick: the "chibi" in "chibidaru" does not mean "cute" (as Tim F wrote in his TWE blog entry). It is simply a slang word meaning "small" (which is why I prefer to translate it as "wee"). It has cute connotations, but it does not mean "cute".