The Akkeshi Sarorunkamuy Lightly Peated 2020 Release


Distillery: The Akkeshi
Name: Sarorunkamuy Lightly Peated 2020 Release
Volume: 20CL
ABV: 55%
Type: Single Malt
Origin: Hokkaido, Japan

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  • It has been situated to emulate the local climate of Islay as closely as possible

  • It is using Forsyth pot stills, at a 300,000 liter / year capacity

  • It sits on a natural source of peat that it is using for its malts

  • They are moving towards using Hokkaido-grown Barley (from Scottish imported) in their whisky

  • They are movings towards aging in Hokkaido-sourced Mizunara oak, for an entirely "made local" whisky

"Akkeshi Sarorunkamuy," meaning "Japanese crane" in Ainu language, and also "God of the Marsh."

This whisky was distilled in 2016 and matured in an unspecified proportion of bourbon, red wine, sherry and Mizunara casks.