Friday, March 16, 2012

Ichiro's Malt Single Cask No. 5722

Ichiro’s Malt Single Cask - Distillery: Hanyu - Cask No. 5722 - Distilled: 1991 - Bottled: 2011 - Age: 20-year-old - ABV: 58.2 percent

Nose: Creamy and sweet. Tinned apricot syrup, figs, macaroons, chocolate éclairs, must sticks, a hint of lavender, and Perilla: an Asian plant of the mint family used in traditional culinary. The addition of water brings out a pleasant waft of rhubarb and custard, a distant note of wet, uncut leather.

Taste: A creamy, sweet delight: cold, homemade custard straight from the fridge with a caramelized skin. Diced dried figs, and cookie dough. Water brings out ground almonds, fennel, and cinnamon. This malt had all the trademarks of Hanyu: refined Japanese whisky.

Finish: Moderate, lingering sweet spice with a custard finale.

Comments: Lovely. Sophisticated and certainly stands out.

Reviewed by Clint A


  1. Where'd you find this Hanyu at? Sounds tasty!

    1. Hi Chris (Whiskywall), this treat was purchased online through a Japanese site which deals in not only alcohol but also foods etc. The online site is called Musashiya.

      This is their homepage:

      Japanese whisky:

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      Ichiro's single cask:

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  2. great malt, loved the occasional tire smoke notes, shiso, redskins and rasberry concentrate.
    interesting finish, great malt