With production that started in 2016, Akkeshi Distillery is located on Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido, and is further east than any other distillery in the country. The town of Akkeshi has a cool, moist climate with frequent rolling sea fog coming off the marshes of the Bekan-Beushi wetlands, blanketing the town. Fog and marshes like these are indispensable to the production of whisky with similar characteristics to Islay malts. The goal of Akkeshi Distillery is to blend traditional Scottish methods with the unique elements of this environment to create whisky with aromas and flavors unlike any other.?
15 Stars Triple Cask Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in Cognac, Port, and rum casks
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
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.
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.?