Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries 2021 Chichibu x Komagatake, 53.5%

Price: $400 Issue: Winter 2022 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

A great deal of complexity on the nose, with mingling aromas of sweet nectarine, clementine, and orchard fruits, plus fine black pepper, vanilla custard, banana peel, contrasting green melon, herbal touches, and grapefruit. Sweet and fruity, with apple, vanilla, creamy lemon, Satsuma, warming ginger, and pepper; it’s weighty with oak, toasted granola, and ground hazelnut. A great collaboration aged at Chichibu, this truly packs in a lot of flavor. (10,200 bottles; 300 for U.S.)