Sunday, March 8, 2015

Ichiro's Malt: 9 of Spades

As mentioned in a previous post, I had the opportunity to try another of the Hanyu Ichiro's Malt Card series single malts. This time it was the Nine of Spades.

Facts:
Limited edition - 584 bottles (bottle 567)
52.4% abv
First Cask: Hogshead, Second Cask: Cream Sherry Butt
Distilled: 1990, Bottled: 2010
Tasted at Zoetrope Shot Bar in Nishishinjuku, Tokyo.

Tasting Notes

Appearance:
Burgundy

Nose:
Quite aromatic
Sherry, oak, vanilla, floral

Palate:
Immediate impact
Sweet, spicy, cinnamon and dried fruits

Finish:
Medium
Peppery, light smoke, oak and ash

Conclusion: Very tasty. Considering remaining bottles are being sold for over $3000 US, I feel lucky to have been able to try a glass of this at $20 US.

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