CHICHIBU 秩父 綠葉 Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries

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CHICHIBU 秩父 綠葉 Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries

日本直送,正貨保證,容量700ml,酒精度46%。

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CHICHIBU 秩父 綠葉 Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries


作為日本現時最新已建成的蒸餾廠,秩父推出的威士忌主要都是以不記年份(non age statement, nas) 威士忌為主,主要原因是它們的陳釀時間的確不足,但它推出的威士忌基本上每次都會旋即成為市場上的焦點,產量少是其中一個因素,但更重要的是它的酒質取勝,以這樣年輕的威士忌來說,秩父充滿了細緻度,而不輸其他同樣年輕的日本威士忌。

而另一方面,秩父的作風一如它的母公司Venture Whisky的名字一樣,是一間勇於冒險,勇於創新,會嘗試用不同的方法去蒸餾及陳釀威士忌的蒸餾廠,像是以清酒桶去陳釀,以不同地方出產的大麥麥芽作原料等等,目的都是為了能夠製造出更好的威士忌及摸索秩父威士忌獨特的風格。

After the distillery was dismantled in 2004,
he saved around 400 casks.
In 2008 he opened a new distillery named Chichibu,
and this Double Distilleries is a vatting of both whiskies:
sherry matured Hanyu and Chichibu new-make from
a Japanese oak cask.

在2010年生產了一批以紅葉,金葉,綠葉,名為Ichiro’s Malt 的麥芽威士忌,及白葉、褐葉的調和威士忌。這批酒中加入了適當比例的祖父所留下的400桶酒中的幾桶,更讓三代人的心血融合為一。


CHICHIBU 秩父 綠葉 Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries

CHICHIBU 秩父 綠葉 Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries


CHICHIBU 秩父 綠葉 Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries

Ichiro’s麥芽雙重蒸餾酒(DD),是利用羽生Puncheon Cask的麥芽威士忌和秩父雪莉桶及日本橡木桶的麥芽威士忌在2008年2月沉澱的,日本橡木桶,秩父的氣候,完美的熟成,使本酒在世界威士忌獎(WWA世界威士忌獎)2009年的非香檳組別中,被評選為最佳非蘇格蘭調和威士忌。Ichiro的麥芽名字來自肥土伊知郎,漢語羽生酒廠的創始人的孫子。

容量:700ml
酒精度:46%
Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries 的品飲報告:
色澤:亮金色。
氣味:甜美圓潤,金銀花,蘋果,橡木,新鮮木材,檀香。
口感:肉荳蔻,肉桂,花椒
尾韻:微甜,橡木,薄荷,生薑,甘草。

Nose strong enough and chiselled Peach, oak, vanilla, fresh sugarcane. A little green and young.
In the mouth chemical candy, sweet fruits. Papaya, pear, peach. Vanilla, licorice.
Long finish on the fruits of the mouth.

 

The Ichiro’s Malt ‘leaf series’ is comprised of three blended malt whiskies (Double Distilleries, Mizunara Wood Reserve and Wine Wood Reserve) and, a blended whisky (Ichiro’s Malt and Grain) – of which, a number of limited edition versions exist. Each bottling is adorned with a label featuring a different coloured oak leaf – which I’ve only just noticed side-by-side seem to suggest the four seasons – Spring (green), Summer (red), Autumn (brown/gold), Winter (white/snow).

Double Distilleries is a blended malt (described as a pure malt) – composed of malt whisky from Hanyu (of which, Ichiro bought much of the remaining stock when the distillery closed in 2000 – more on that over the course of this week) and Chichibu. The bottling is an NAS, and given the release date vs. the founding of Chichibu distillery, one assumes that that the Chichibu element is very young (perhaps only around 3 years old age). The Hanyu component is similarly unspecified, but is likely to be older – though not by that much given the prices that old Hanyu stock sells for. The proportions of Chichibu vs. Hanyu in this bottling are similarly a mystery, though I think it’s fair to assume a much higher percentage of the former. The Internet seems to suggest that the Hanyu components are derived from ex-sherry casks and the Chichibu from fresh Japanese Mizunara oak casks – this may or may not be true. The bottling is delivered at 46% ABV.

CHICHIBU 秩父 綠葉 Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries

CHICHIBU 秩父 綠葉 Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries


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”Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business.”