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Akkeshi Newborn Foundation 4

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The Akkeshi NEW BORN FOUNDATION series is now in its final installment, and the long-awaited fourth installment was released on August 29th.

The first one is non-peated, the second one is heavily peated, the third one is Mizunara (Quercus mongolica), and the last one is malt & grain, blended The third one is Mizunara (Quercus mongolica), and the last one is malt & grain, blended whisky as announced.

Akkeshi NEW BORN FOUNDATIONS 1 Bourbon Barrel Non-Peat (Released on 2/27/2018)
Akkeshi NEW BORN FOUNDATIONS 2 Bourbon Barrel Peated (Released on 8/28/2018)
Akkeshi NEW BORN FOUNDATIONS 3 Quercus serrata (Released on 3/5/2019)
Akkeshi NEW BORN FOUNDATIONS 4 Blended (Released on 8/29/2019)

The malt content is over 60%! More than half of them contain sherry barrel-aged malt.

 

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Blended whisky with 60% malt

This is a blended malt and grain whisky that has been aged for 13 to 30 months in sherry casks. For the grain, we use only Scottish new malt that has been casked at the Akkeshi distillery and aged in the Akkeshii environment. More than 50% of the malt is made from sherry casks. Similarly, more than 5% of the malt is made from Hokkaido barley malt (Ryoufu). The result is a flavor that will make you feel the land of Hokkaido and enjoy a relaxing time.

 

Aroma Tangerine, citrus, raisin, banana, maple syrup-like sweet aroma
Taste Sweetness of raisin butter and marmalade with a hint of salty caramel.
Aftertaste White pepper-like spiciness and dark chocolate-like bitterness and sweetness linger.

 

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Alcohol content 48% alcohol by volume
Classification Blended
Barrel type Sherry casks, etc.
Contents 200ml
Number of bottles sold Number of bottles sold
Suggested retail price 4,180 yen (tax included)
Release date August 29, 2019

  

 

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Our Take 

You can drink it straight or add a small amount of water, twist it up, or drink it on the rocks as you like. If you take your time and drink it slowly, the aroma It also goes well with oysters, a specialty of the town of Akkeshi, and if you add a few drops to raw oysters on the half shell, the flavors of both will blossom and you will enjoy it even more. It also goes well with oysters, a specialty of the town of Akkeshi, and if you add a few drops to raw oysters on the half shell, the flavors of both oysters and oysters will harmonize and you will enjoy the aroma of the sea. This way of enjoying oysters is also a familiar Why don’t you try this luxury just like in the holy land of scotch?

 

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The Akkeshi Distillery’s ideal whisky is made entirely in Akkeshi, from the barley used to make it to the peat and aging barrels. The future development of “Akkeshi Malt Whisky,” which aims to The future development of “Akkeshi Malt Whisky,” which aims to become a Japanese Islay malt, will only draw more attention and expectations.

 

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