Lightly peated blended malt and grain whisky produced by Akkeshi Distillery in Akkeshi, Japan ? 8th?release from 24 Sekki series ? Akkeshi single malt distilled in Forsyths copper pot stills ? Non-age statement; aged in a combination of ex-bourbon, sherry, red wine, locally grown Mizunara oak casks ? The nose offers brown sugar, pink grapefruit, and honeyed cereal grains; a gently mineralic palate displays bright citrusy notes of Hassaku orange and lemongrass with sage and a soy sauce-like salinity; white pepper, lime peel and chocolate round out 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. Taisho, roughly translated as ?the peak of summer,? begins around July 23 and is the season of the most intense summer heat. The indigo label design is inspired by yakuta, the light summer kimonos worn during warmer months.
The new Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon, according to those behind it, is matured twice as long as the standard Eagle Rare 10-year-old bourbon. It is all about the presentation with this one in addition to the age though, with the Double Eagle crystal decanter featuring ?two beautifully sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside the bottle, and one serving as the stopper.
Nose:?Hints of vanilla, toasted oak and caramel.
Palate:?A gracefully aged oaky flavor.
This bourbon has notes of charred oak and fresh mint. Subtle caramel apple tones are delicately balanced with the lingering essence of coffee and black pepper. Enjoy neat.
This bourbon was aged for six years in new white oak barrels before spending another two years extracting the subtle, yet sweet flavors from used port wine barrels. The rich vanilla characters of American oak mingle with the delicate fruit notes from port to create this magnificent whiskey.
1792 Port Finish Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes
Nose:?Aromas of caramel apples, vanilla and intense chocolate to the bourbon.
Palate:?Notes of strawberry jam, raisins, gingerbread and cinnamon toast.
Finish:?Long and complex, accented by hints of sweet licorice and cherry pie.
10th Street's line currently includes two whiskies, both of which are single malt varieties and are ?hand crafted? and distilled in custom cooper pot stills. While the STR Single Malt is non-peated, the Peated Single Malt straddles American and Scottish tradition as it is created with specially peated malt imported from Scotland that the distillers believe is synergistic with San Jose's water and means the water doesn?t need to be treated. The Peated Single Malt Whisky also earned the ?Best in Class? gold medal at the 2018 Whiskies of the World competition, and Double Gold at the New York World Spirits Competition this year.
10th Street Peated Single Malt American Whisky Tasting Notes Nose:
The nose has notes of citrus, with a peat smoke essence.
Palate: The palate is creamy, full of flavors of vanilla and dark red apple peels, turning into rounded peat flavors.
Finish: A delicate balance of fruity and smoky notes.?
15 Stars Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in French Cognac casks