Ichiro’s Malt recently excited the whisky world by adding a brand new world blended offering to their core range. The Ichiro’s Malt 505 World Blended Whisky follows in the footsteps of the popular whisky producer’s white label and award-winning purple label world blended expressions and it looks set to be just as successful.
Ichiro’s haven’t gone into detail about exactly what whiskies this blend contains, but given some of the spirit from their popular Chichibu distillery is now over 10 years old, it’s expected that a healthy portion is included here.
It brings malt, tropical fruits, gentle oak and a stick sweetness on the nose, before the palate arrives with hints of orange peel, sliced apple, vanilla and gentle toffee. The finish is long and nutty, with gentle oak and freshly picked blackberries lingering in the background.
It’s another fantastic expression from one of Japan’s premier distillers, blenders and bottlers, and one will be enjoyed by millions around the world.