Hanyu Ichiro's Malt King of Hearts
Added on Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 at 02:18 PM
  Bottler: Venture Whisky
  Age: 23 yrs Type: Japanese
  Vintage: 1986 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 55.40 % Region: Japan
  Price: $300 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Bottled 2009       Hogshead/Pedro Ximenez       Cask #9033
Member Ratings and Notes

N:  Magnificent.  Cherries in an old wet barn.


p:  Sherried but not sweet.  A big splash of cherry cough syrup (in a good way) with a tangy pepper.  The finish is decent but is mostly pepperyness.  Good job, Ichiro.

Great stuff. A sherry bomb of sherry bombs without a great deal of dimension, but if you're in the mood for this sort of thing then who cares. Light mulling spices in the background, cinnamon. Oak is not that present, particularly given the age (yeah it's Japanese, but still...) and ideally I might ask for a little more to balance out the sherry. Dessert whisky for certain. B+/A- 
AHHH,sweet nectar.  Raisin jam, prunes, coal, incese with bits of ciruz zest and floral qualities.  A good amount of sherry and a hint of smoke in this one.   
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