Chichibu The Peated 2013, 53.5%

Price: $235 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Can you get sweet peat? For that's what we have here. Very fragrant, with delicate wood smoke mixing with citrus and roasted barley. When water is added, there's a mossy note and the sweet warmth of cow's breath. Continues in this vein in the mouth, with the peat now becoming like hot embers. Again, citric on the end, though more like Amalfi lemon with light bite. Very good.¥24,000/700 ml