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The Akkeshi Single Malt Blender's Choice 2023 Bourbon Barrel #1891
Akkeshi Blended Whisky Shouman（小満）.
Akkeshi Single Malt Japanese Whisky KEICHITSU (啓蟄).
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■The Akkeshi Single Malt Blender's Choice 2023 Bourbon Barrel #1891
This is the second installment of the Akkeshi Single Cask Malt Blender's Choice Hong Kong Edition series.
Kushiro Marsh and the surrounding area of East Hokkaido has a lot of natural beauty, with dynamic and magnificent scenery and a lot of unique flora and fauna that can only be seen in the East Hokkaido area.
We would like to share this blessed nature with the world together with delicious whisky from Akkeshi. This is what we have in mind for the Belnder's Choice series.
Now, we would like to introduce a very cute and popular species, "SHIMAENAGA". The "SHIMAENAGA" lives only in Hokkaido, and its appearance in winter is compared to that of a "snow fairy," making it a very lovely creature. Of course, there are many of them living near the Akkeshi Distillery.
The bourbon barrel selected by the master blender, Mr. Tatsuzaki, is a bottle characterized by a good balance of citrus and malt-derived sweetness along with a peat-like flavor like a barbecue bonfire.
||Single Cask Japanese Whisky
|3 Years 7 Months
■Akkeshi Blended Whisky Shouman（小満）
Akkeshi Blended Whisky Shouman（小満） is the 11th in the 24 Season Series.
"Shouman" is the eighth of the 24 solar terms and is the time of year when the weather is favorable, all things grow vigorously, and heaven and earth begin to be filled with life. The origin of the word "komitsu" is said to come from the word "komitsu," which means "to be satisfied with a small harvest" when one feels relieved after confirming that the ears of wheat and other crops sown in the fall have grown in order and borne fruit.
The key malt is all Hokkaido Mizunara oak. This has become a staple of Akkeshi whisky.
The cask composition is a diverse blend of bourbon, sherry, wine, mizunara, and rum. It seems to be the most rum cask-intensive blend in the Twenty-Four Season series to date.
The fruity top aroma is followed by an oriental aroma like incense and a smoky aroma, and the round mouthfeel like honey and honey, citrus, herbs, and tidal flavors are typical of Akkeshi. The taste gradually changes after you take a sip, and you can feel the depth of the flavor. It can be said that this is the ultimate in blending power.
Nose : Pineapple, going from oriental like incense to smoky.
Taste : Honey, Mango jam, Lemon peel, Herbs
Finish : Fresh citrus acidity, tidal and spicy finish.
Type : Blended Whisky
Cask types : Bourbon, Sherry,Wine,Oak,Rum
Alcohol : 48%
Volume : 700ml
■Akkeshi Single Malt Japanese Whisky KEICHITSU (啓蟄)
Akkeshi Single Malt Japanese Whisky KEICHITSU 啓蟄 is the 10th in the 24 Season Series.
Kei means "opening" and Chitsu means "insects hibernating in the ground." It is the time when the earth warms up and insects that have been hibernating come out of their holes, sensing the arrival of spring. The buds of trees and flowers also loosen and move toward spring. Just as a chrysalis that has passed through a period of bitter cold turns into a beautiful butterfly, Akkeshi malt must have also developed a deep and subdued flavor.
Please enjoy the gentle sweetness and peppery flavor of the Akkeshi whisky in the springtime when the sun is shining softly.
Tasting Notes :
Citrus fruits such as dai dai, hassaku, and tangerine, brown sugar, mitarashi dango, lemongrass, orange, lemon-like sweetness and acidity, manuka honey, white pepper, black tea, salted lemon, caramel-like bitterness and sweetness.
Type : Single Malt Japanese Whiskey
Ingredients : Malt
Alcohol : 55%
Volume : 700ml