Akkeshi Blended Whisky Shoman

World Blend - 48% - 70 cl

Akkeshi Blended Whisky Shoman is a refined expression of the Akkeshi distillery, located on Hokkaido, the northernmost island of the Japanese archipelago.

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The nose is rich and complex, opening with aromas of pineapple and other exotic yellow fruits. These fruity notes evolve into peaty nuances, reminiscent of incense, charcoal and grilled sausages. Gourmet touches of bacon, pancakes soaked in maple syrup and honey add depth, while muscat grape notes add juicy freshness. The palate is dynamic and evolving. Its roundness is marked by herbaceous and smoky flavors, typical of Akkeshi, as well as notes of honey, mango jam and lemon zest. The complexity of the flavors develops gradually, offering a rich and varied taste experience. The finish is fresh and invigorating, with pleasant citrus acidity and a hint of white pepper that lingers on the palate. It leaves an impression of clarity and precision, with a touch of sophistication.

Akkeshi Shoman features a strong rum cask influence, a first for this distillery, combined with a variety of bourbon, sherry, wine and mizunara oak casks. This diverse composition gives the whisky remarkable depth and complexity. Part of the “24 seasons” series, this blend is the eleventh edition, entitled “Shoman”, meaning “Nature prospers”. It captures the May season, when plants and animals flourish thanks to the beneficial rains. During this period, the cherry blossoms in Nenohi Park turn from white to pale pink, symbolizing nature's growing vitality.

The Akkeshi distillery uses a still made by Forsyth in Scotland, similar to the one used on Islay. The water used for distillation passes through a layer of peat, enriching the whisky with distinctive peaty nuances. The whisky is aged in a cool, damp climate, influenced by sea breezes, with warehouses located close to Akkeshi Bay. Water comes from the Homakai River, upstream from the Opporo River, a wetland rich in biodiversity, essential to the quality of Akkeshi whisky.

Akkeshi Distillery's “24 Seasons” series is inspired by the 24 solar terms of the traditional Japanese calendar, each capturing a unique phase of the year. The labels in this series represent this seasonal progression, allowing whisky lovers to enjoy a product that evolves with the Japanese seasons.

Détails

Details Akkeshi Blended Whisky Shoman

Type

World Blend

Producer

Kenten

Distillery

Akkeshi

Region

Hokkaido

Strength

48%

Filtration

Unchill filtered

Volume

70 cl

Bottling Date

2023

Type of cask

Mainly Bourbon Barrels

Bottling

Small Batch - Limited Edition

Coloring

Uncolored

Peat

Peated

Ingredient

Malted barley & cereals

Packaging

Cardboard case

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The distillery

The distillery Akkeshi

Founded in 2013 by the Kenten Company, Akkeshi Distillery is sometimes referred to as the little Lagavulin for its similarities to the famous Scottish distillery.


Akkeshi is the second Japanese whisky distillery based on the island of Hokkaido after the famous Yoichi distillery of Nikka. Like its neighbor, it is inspired by the Scottish spirit with its pair of Forsyths traditional pot stills and the use of peated barley to produce single malts with a strong peaty character like those of Islay.

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Japanese whisky

Japanese whisky

Made of whiskies exclusively distilled, aged and bottled in Japan.

Exotic fruits

Exotic fruits

Notes of coconut, banana, pineapple, lychee, kiwi, ...

Smoky

Smoky

Notes of smoke, roasted coffee, toasted bread, charcoal, ...

Peaty

Peaty

Notes of medicinal peat, iodine, earthy, seaweed, ...