Hokkaido Akkeshi Distillery

Akkeshi Distillery Products

We released our first product in 2018.
New Born was conceived to communicate our progress to whisky enthusiasts everywhere.

Akkeshi NEW BORN
"FOUNDATIONS series"

"Foundations" represents the Dream, Beginning, Establishment and Birth of a new era in Japanese whisky.
Akkeshi New Born "Foundations 1" is a vatted blend of non-peated malts matured for 5-14 months in quality first-fill bourbon casks.
Bottled at 60% alcohol by volume to produce a flavour resembling a cask strength whisky.

Akkeshi New Born "Foundations 2" is a vatted blend of peated malts matured between 8-17 months in quality first-fill bourbon casks.
This is Akkeshi Distillery's first peated product.
Bottled at 58% alcohol by volume, the peaty flavour is coupled with a hint of salt blown in on the sea fog and citrus notes.

Perfect neat, with a few drops of water, twice up, or on the rocks according to taste.
Savourslowly to fully appreciate the subtle blossoming of flavour.

Akkeshi New Born "Foundations 3" is a vatted blend of non-peated malts matured
for 8-23 months in casks made from the rare Mizunara Oak.
This is our first product matured in casks crafted from 100% Mizunara Oak grown locally here in Hokkaido.
Bottled at 55% alcohol by volume with a fragrant aroma of brown sugar,
vanilla, and fresh melon infused with spice notes of nutmeg.

Akkeshi New Born "Foundations 4" is a blend of malts and grains matured in sherry and other specially prepared casks for 13-30 months.
Crafted with over 60% malts, it is made with only unblended malt whisky distilled
and matured at Akkeshi Distillery and unblended grain whisky made from a new type of Scottish grain spirit
that was barreled at Akkeshi Distillery and matured in the Akkeshi environment.
More than half of the unblended malt whisky was matured in sherry casks and made with 5% "Ryofu" malting barley grown in Hokkaido.
Reminiscent of the Hokkaido heartland, the flavour has been carefully curated for relishing a peaceful moment of hard-earned downtime.

Adding whisky to raw oysters is a custom on the island of Islay, and Akkeshi is equally famed for its oysters.
Pour a few drops of New Born onto a raw oyster encased in the shell.
The flavours will blend together in your mouth, instantly transporting you to the briny seashore. We invite you to sample this exquisite oyster pairing.

Akkeshi New Born "Foundations 1"
Nose Sweet and soothing aromas of lemon, nut, and honey
Palate Citrus acidity with a mild sweetness
Finish Mellow vanilla and bitter coffee
Category Single malt spirit
Ingredients Malted barley
Alcohol by volume 60%
Volume 200 ml
Suggested retail price 3,300 yen (excluding tax)

JIM MURRAY'S WHISKY BIBLE 2019

Reviews:
Rating 88.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019

Akkeshi New Born "Foundations 2"
Nose Peat, citrus, and bitter chocolate with a soothing aroma of vanilla and hint of salt
Palate Mellow sugar and honey with a layer of lemon acidity
Finish Black pepper, bitter cocoa, and a hint of salt with mellow chocolate
Category Single malt spirit
Ingredients Peated malt barley (phenol count: 50 ppm)
Alcohol by volume 58%
Volume 200 ml
Suggested retail price 4,000 yen (excluding tax)

JIM MURRAY'S WHISKY BIBLE 2020

Reviews:
Rating 94 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020. "AKKESHI NEW BORN FOUNDATIONS 2" was awarded "Liquid Gold award".

Akkeshi New Born "Foundations 3"
Nose Brown sugar, vanilla, and fresh melon infused with spice notes of nutmeg
Palate Bitter chocolate and sugar syrup with a layer of tangerine zest
Finish White pepper and bitter chocolate with a hint of fragrant wood
Category Single malt spirit
Ingredients Malted barley
Alcohol by volume 55%
Volume 200 ml
Suggested retail price 5,800 yen (excluding tax)

JIM MURRAY'S WHISKY BIBLE 2020

Reviews:
Rating 93 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020.

Akkeshi New Born "Foundations 4"
Nose Sweet aroma of satsuma, citrus, raisin, banana and maple syrup
Palate Sweetness of raisin butter and marmalade with a hint of salt like salted caramel
Finish Spicy like white pepper and bitter-sweet like dark chocolate
Category blended spirit
Ingredients Malted barley and grains
Alcohol by volume 48%
Volume 200 ml
Suggested retail price 3,800 yen (excluding tax)