Lightly peated single malt whisky distilled by Akkeshi Distillery in Akkeshi, Japan ? 7th?release from 24 Sekki series ? Produced using sourced and locally grown Hokkaido barley ? Water sourced from the Homakai River; filtered through a layer of peat ? Distilled in Forsyths copper pot stills ? Non-age statement; primarily aged in ex-bourbon casks with sherry, red wine, and a small percentage of locally grown Mizunara oak casks ? A nose full of confection and umami delivers caramel fudge, vanilla, and tamari; a rich, sweet palate showcases Akkeshi single malt with manuka honey, white pepper, and salted preserved lemon; chocolate and lingering ocean tide on the finish ? Bottled in 2022; limited US release of only 492 bottles ? 55% ABV
The 24 Japanese Sekki are days that divide the solar year into 24 equal micro seasons. Seimei, roughly translated as ?radiance of pure life,? begins around April 4th as winter fades and budding life returns to nature. The striking label, adorned with swallows returning north after winter migration, is colored blue and green to represent the refreshed environment.
|Smooth and slightly sweet to start, followed with a tingle of honey and citrus notes. 2 GINGERS is a blended Irish whiskey that is distilled twice and aged 4 years in the mild climate of Ireland at the Kilbeggan Distillery, allowing its flavor to live well on its own or as a good base in cocktails.
A distinct batch of barrels were hand-selected especially for this commemorative release. These barrels aged for 10 years at Barton 1792 Distillery before being bottled at specifically 92.15 proof. This special proof is a nod to the year 1792 and to Kentucky being the 15th state to join the Union. The dark blue neckband on the bottle and back label are a salute to the official state seal. This is the sixth limited edition release of 1792 Bourbon expressions, the 225th Anniversary Bourbon joins previous releases of High Rye, Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, Single Barrel, and Full Proof Bourbons.
1792 225th Anniversary Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes
Nose:?Caramel, fruit, and vanilla cream greet you out of the glass. The fruit is reminiscent of cherry or strawberry. There's also a nice angel food cake note underneath.
Palate:?First thing I get is a little caramel, brown sugar, and oak, followed by a warm, juicy red fruit similar to what I found in the 1792 Sweet Wheat but more pronounced. There is a nice burn on the tail end that carries the notes of fruit and cream into the finish.
Finish:?Sweet, fruity, and oaky with a bit of caramel. The finish is medium in length and the whiskey leaves a nice ?full? feeling coating the mouth. There is a little vanilla and a nice spice to finish it off.
Batch #6 - The Bad Guy has broken out of Colorado... Originally made as an experimental batch, Bad Guy is a wheated four-grain bourbon. It was 291's first award-winning bourbon whiskey and is most bold, rich, and complex whiskey. Made from corn, malted wheat, malted rye and beech smoked barley mash, this whiskey is heavier on the sweet side despite its high proof. Always presented at barrel proof. 2021 57.8% Alc. /115.6 PROOF?
This hand selected barrel produces a deep rich amber color.1792 is full bodied with notes of cinnamon and pepper and lots of brown sugar and hints of maple. Long spicy finish that brings out oak, baking spices, and a dark fruity sweetness.
15 Stars Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in tawny port casks