Chichibu Distillery Japanese Warrior Series No.1 Cask 2369
The Warrior Series is a single cask and was exclusively bottled for Whisky Tempel in Germany. It has been made from Tipple Barley, bottle at 61.9% and is Non Chilled Filtered. A total of 265 bottles were made and 90% of those were pre-ordered. Matured in sherry puncheon from 2009 until June 2013, then refilled in a white wine cask from a very famous french winery (we are not allowed to say which one) and matured four more years until February 2017, before the cask was bottled. The official release date was 01.09.2017 and the official tasting notes from Whisky Tempel are as follows.
Colour: Dark Gold
Nose: Fresh wine notes, fruity, light, young peaches, lime blossom.
Palate: Floral and a bit grassy, with fresh wine notes. The light wine notes interact with subtle fruit notes like mirabelle and peach. When you add some water, lime blossom, mountain currant and a suberb bitterness of fresh grapefruits appear. Very oily and creamy mouth feeling.
Finish: long, oily, syrupy, later some menthol and pink grapefruits, really. Hints of green tea.
Discontinued stock: YES
Type: Single Cask
Distillation Date: 2009
Bottling Date: 2017
Cask Type: Sherry Puncheon/White Wine
Cask No: 2369
Bottles Produced: 265