Intergalactic Series

Intergalactic Series

Chichibu’s Intergalactic Series is a perfect blend of the exquisite palette and quirky labels that feature retro sci-fi illustrations. Chichibu’s Intergalactic Series was first released in 2019. As of now, it features 6 editions of high-quality, unique spirits that combine tradition with modern trends. The first two display retro-style robots, the 3rd and the 4th: anime-style aliens and the last two: modern-style astronauts. All of them are produced in extremely small batches – each edition contains less than 250 bottles. No wonder they sell out in seconds after the release. In addition to incredible flavours and unique palette, all the Intergalactic Series editions are vibrant and colourful, definite eye-catchers and conversation-starters.

Japanese whisky distilleries have repeatedly proven the quality and value of their products. Although for many years Japanese whisky was called the Scotch of another country, over 150 years of experience combined with the unique climate of Japan have helped to change that. Nowadays, the most interesting distilleries in Japan create unique, brilliant spirits appreciated by critics from all over the world. Their range and creativity result in excellent blends and palettes that many whisky enthusiasts crave. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that limited-edition releases like Chichibu’s Intergalactic Series gain wide popularity and usually sell within seconds. They are a perfect combination of tradition, style and uniqueness that would be impossible to find anywhere else in the world.

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Intergalactic Series Chichibu 1st Edition

Intergalactic Series Chichibu 1st Edition

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Distillery: Chichibu
  • Distilled: 2012
  • Bottled: 2019
  • Age: 6 years
  • Cask type: Bourbon Barrel – Ex-Peated Chichibu
  • Cask number: 2112
  • Number of bottles: 180
  • Strength: 63.5 %
  • Size: 700ml

Colour: Warm gold

Aroma: Pretty strong aroma worth of classic bourbon. Apparent notes of burnt wood and light ash, yeast, cocoa and caramel. Allowed to breathe, it releases a sweet aroma of yellow and white fruit syrup.

Taste: As much as the peat is not obvious on the nose, it becomes very apparent in the mouth. The first edition of Chichibu Intergalactic Series tastes of wood, coconut, black pepper and cold ashes. The finish serves graphite with slight citrus notes.

Intergalactic Series Chichibu 2nd Edition

Intergalactic Series Chichibu 2nd Edition

The 2nd edition of the Chichibu Intergalactic Series that continues the retro-robot, sci-fi theme, serves unique and unusual flavours, perfect for whisky enthusiasts from all over the world.

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Distillery: Chichibu
  • Distilled: 2011
  • Bottled: 2019
  • Age: 7 years
  • Cask type: Belgium Stout Beer Barrel
  • Cask number: 4549
  • Number of bottles: 238
  • Strength: 55,8 %
  • Size: 700ml

Colour: Deep gold

Aroma: Very pronounced rich stout notes. Full of coffee, bitter caramel and blackberry fragrance, with apparent liquorice and anise. Allowed to breathe, it releases a sweet aroma of wine and butter.

Taste: The mouth is a perfect combination of dark, velvety, Belgian stout beer and classic whisky taste. The 2nd edition is full of yeast, lemon, melon, camphor, oak and chocolate flavours with liquorice and camphorated fruit finish. Overall quite sweet, with apparent tannins in the aftertaste.

Chichibu 2012 cask 2012 Intergalactic Series Edition 3

Intergalactic Series Chichibu 3rd Edition

Contrary to the two previous releases, the 3rd edition of the Chichibu Intergalactic Series does not feature a retro-style robot on its label. Instead, it moved on to the more current theme associated with Japanese culture – anime – while continuing the intergalactic motif of the series.

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Distillery: Chichibu
  • Distilled: 2012
  • Bottled: 2020
  • Age: 7 years
  • Cask type: 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
  • Cask number: 2012
  • Number of bottles: 162
  • Strength: 63 %
  • Size: 700ml cl

Colour: Warm gold

Aroma: Intense and heavy. Full of cacao, wood and burnt smells, accompanied by citrus notes and dried-fruit sweetness. Very deep and fragrant.

Taste: Rich and deep. Apparent notes of chocolate, marmalade and citrus fruit. Wood-like, leathery and husky finish.

Chichibu 2012 cask 2334 Intergalactic Series Edition 4

Intergalactic Series Chichibu 4th Edition

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Distillery: Chichibu
  • Distilled: 2012
  • Bottled: 2020
  • Age: 7 years
  • Cask type: 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
  • Cask number: 2334
  • Number of bottles: 215
  • Strength: 63 %
  • Size: 700ml

Colour: Light amber

Aroma: Warm and intense, with tones of dark, burnt wood, nuts and coal. Allowed to breathe, it reveals sweeter notes of dried fruit, marmalade and tropical fruit.

Taste: Unique, deep and flavourful. Apparent peated taste, accompanied by black pepper, coconut and wood flavours. Strong finish with slight citrus notes.

Intergalactic Series 5th Edition

Intergalactic Series Chichibu 5th Edition

In late September 2021, Chichibu launched the third set of their limited-edition Intergalactic Series. The 5th and 6th editions are bottled at rather high strengths in the 60s and – similarly to previous sets – are both taken out of 1st Fill Bourbon Barrels. These editions are Spaceman-themed and feature modern-style graphics created by Mr Kalopsia. With his design, he wanted to demonstrate how enjoying a glass of fine whisky can make you get lost in admiration, “as if you were to travel across the universe”.

The 5th edition of the critically acclaimed, highly-demanded Intergalactic Series is a perfect example of Japanese Single Malt whisky that will satisfy even the most demanding connoisseurs. It is creamy, zesty, bold and exquisite. Truly, it is a perfect whisky to get lost in.

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Distillery: Chichibu
  • Distilled: 2015
  • Bottled: 2021
  • Age: 6 years
  • Cask type: 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
  • Cask number: 4316
  • Number of bottles: 209
  • Strength: 62,3 %
  • Size: 700ml

Colour: Warm gold

Aroma: Complex and intense, with notes of sandalwood, and gingerbread spice. Allowed to breathe, it reveals sweeter notes of dried fruit, marmalade and citrus.

Taste: Unique, deep and flavourful. 1st fill bourbon barrel allows for a sweet and creamy ice cream soda taste that beautifully compliments the famous Chichibu zestiness.

Intergalactic Series 6th Edition

Intergalactic Series Chichibu 6th Edition

In September 2021, Chichibu released the 6th edition of its Intergalactic Series. The single malt whisky is bottled at 63,6 % and continues the modern-style spaceman design introduced by the 5th edition of the series.

The latest edition of the renowned Intergalactic Series combines everything that critics love about Chichibu distillery. A great and complex palette of the marvellous spirit, along with an innovative and beautiful design, will please every whisky enthusiast. It comes as no surprise that – similarly to the previous sets – the 6th release of Intergalactic Series sold out in minutes.
6th Edition of Chichibu Intergalactic Series – 63,6 %

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Distillery: Chichibu
  • Distilled: 2015
  • Bottled: 2021
  • Age: 6 years
  • Cask type: 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
  • Cask number: 5486
  • Number of bottles: 202
  • Strength: 63,6 %
  • Size: 700ml

Colour: Deep amber

Aroma: Warm and complex. The 6th edition of the Chichibu Intergalactic Series smells creamy, like custard or sponge cake. The smooth sweetness is perfectly accompanied by citric notes of tropical fruit.

Taste: Unique, deep and flavourful. Apparent peated taste, accompanied by black pepper, coconut and wood flavours. Strong finish with slight citrus notes.