Friday, July 18, 2014

New Whiskey Labels: Michter's, Chichibu and Kavalan


Michter's cleared a label for a toasted barrel finish bourbon.  Per the label, "After full maturation in a hand-selected, charred white oak barrel, we finish our US*1 Bourbon in a new uncharred barrel that has been toasted to our exacting specifications." 

A label cleared for Chichibu On the Way.  According to the blurb at The Whisky Exchange, this bottling is "a multi-vintage vatting of whisky distilled at various times since they opened in 2008, including some of their oldest, five year old whisky. The whiskies that went in to this started their lives in bourbon casks but have all been finished in mizunara, Japanese oak."

Kavalan, the Taiwanese single malt which was recently released in the US, cleared a label for a peated whiskey.


6 comments:

Ol' Jas said...

I suppose the Chichibu will be expensive in the US like it is at TWE. Too bad. That mizunara finishing is a big draw for me—pretty much the only reason I pay any particular attention to Japanese whisky. I've never had one that spent any time in mizunara—too expensive!—but they always sound really special.

Will said...

Agreed on the Chichibu. If his earlier releases are any indication, it will be another great offering but unfortunately will be priced too high for many. With that said, it's still good to see more Japanese whiskies making it to American shores.

Anonymous said...

This is the second bottling of Chichibu to be available in the US. The first being Chichibu "The First". Retailed at about $225. There are a few bottles out there still available.

sku said...

Thanks Anon, I hadn't remembered that one.

Justin said...

I've never tasted a bad Japanese whisky. Unfortunately I haven't tasted many worth what they currently cost.

sku said...

Never tasted a bad Japanese Whisky? One word, Justin: Usuikyou!