Lightly peated blended malt and grain whisky produced by Akkeshi Distillery in Akkeshi, Japan ? 4th?release from 24 Sekki series ? Akkeshi single malt distilled in Forsyths copper pot stills ? Aged a minimum 4 years primarily in ex-bourbon barrels as well as sherry, red wine, and locally grown Mizunara oak casks ? Awarded World's Best Blended Whisky at 2022 World Whiskies Awards ? Aromas of butter fudge, marmalade, and bonfire precede a sweet, citrusy palate bursting with lemon, lime, and manuka honey with white pepper and sea salt on the finish ? Bottled in 2021; limited US release of only 492 bottles ? 48% ABV
The 24 Japanese Sekki are days that divide the solar year into 24 equal micro seasons. Shosho, roughly translated as 'summer fades,? begins around August 23 and marks when the heat begins to taper and the evening temperatures cool. The expected iodine notes of this peated whisky are replaced by a gentle, warming sweetness reminiscent of extinguished campfire.
|10 Distillery Road Series Kentucky Straight Rye finished in rum casks (3 yr finish)
|MASH BILL WITH 95% RYE.
APPEARANCE: GOLDEN AMBER
NOSE: AROMAS OF OAK, DARK FRUIT AND LIGHT CARAMEL WITH A HINT OF CINNAMON
PALATE: SPICY, FULL BODIED, TOUCH OF TOFFEE
FINISH: DRY FINISH WITH LINGERING SPICE AND OAK NOTES
AGED: CHARRED OAK BARREL
INGREDIENTS: RYE AND BARLEY
Global Spirits Competition: Double Gold
North American Whiskey and Bourbon Competition: Gold
Denver International Spirits Festival: Silver
Jim Murray's 2018 Whiskey Bible rating: 94 points
This non-peated single malt whisky is made in America with domestic 2-row malted barley. Shaved, toasted and re-charred (STR) casks balance the malt and wood influences. It is double distilled in all-copper pot stills and non-chill filtered to preserve its complexity.
|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.
15 Stars Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in French Cognac casks