tropical
lemon zest
caramel
cooked fruit
vanilla
apricot
pepper
peach
zesty
Spiral Ichiro's Malt & Grain
Ichiro's Malt
& Grain
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Warm Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Peach and apricot cobbler, lemon zest, and granola

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla toffee up front with tropical fruit, pepper, and lemon grass

Finish
More tropical fruit and lingering butterscotch
Price:
$109.99
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This just might be the first Japanese Whisky to have it’s own groupies.

The best description we’ve ever heard about Ichiro Akuto is that he’s the “Rock Star of Japanese Whisky.” While the other heavyweight executives of Japan’s thriving distilling industry can walk around spirit conferences in obscurity, Ichiro Akuto gets mobbed by fans. With good reason. His family owned the legendary Hanyu Distillery for generations and when they sold the business, Ichiru held on to the standing inventory and issue special releases for years — including the famous “Playing Cards” series that made him famous. He has used those proceeds to craft new flavorful blends and other tasty offerings.

Ichiro's Malt & Grain is labeled as “a worldwide blended whisky.” The exact components of this gem are kept secret, but there appears to be a lot of local, Japanese spirit with enough outside elements to craft the flavor profile Ichiro was looking for. It is — obviously — a combination of Single Malts and grain Whiskies married at the Chichibu Distillery, but all that you will notice is the lovely flavor profile, delicate texture, and spot-on 46% ABV. 

Ichiro's Malt & Grain

(0.75l, 46%)


8.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Ichiro's Malt & Grain
Ryan
Ryan,
Very drinkable Japanese whiskey, but for the price, didn't stand out relative to Hibiki or Toki or some of the other "light" Japanese whiskeys. For less money, I would keep drinking Nikka whiskeys, especially the Coffey Malt
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Damn good stuff, sir. I cant wait to sit next to my pool on a crisp night and enjoy this. Thats what the flavor profile brings to mind
 
Anthony
Anthony,
nose: butterscotch upfront, vanilla cream soda, apricots, some banana, really creamy palate: thick creamy mouthfeel, vanilla and some fruit, honey and tobacco finish: medium finish, vanilla lingers, still creamy, slight spice, small amount of peat overall: really solid drink, the creamy taste and mouthfeel goes well with the fruity aspect of the drink. easy drinker, competes well with the suntary lines
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Excellent! If you like scotch you will love this Japanese whiskey.
 
anonymous
anonymous,
Nice and interesting Japanese whisky. Complex after each sip.
 
anonymous
anonymous,
Very complex but in a good way!
 
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