Ichiro's Malt Chichibu "The First TEN" 2020 Japanese Single Malt Whisky


Region: Japan

Distillery: Chichibu

Age: 10 Years

ABV: 50.5%

Size: 700 ml

The first official 10-year bottling from the Chichibu Distillery and hence called "The First Ten" was originally supposed to be released so as to coincide with the 2020 Olympics in Japan. There have been other special, single cask, exclusive releases of 10 years old whisky from Chichibu but this is expected to be forming a part of their regular lineup going forward (similar to On The Way, which was supposed to be capturing their journey towards this very milestone).

Fresh and fruity on the nose coming together with smooth honey on the palate eventually leading to a brilliantly long finish to savour. Some of the malt included in this bottling was grown locally in Chichibu.  For Chichibu fans, this should truly be a milestone to experience. 

The First Ten is bottled at 50.5% ABV, and 5000 bottles were released in November 2020. Bottle number in image for reference only. Rated 5 Stars / 90 points on Whiskyfun.