【New Item】The Akkeshi Blended Whisky “Shoman”

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Today we are pleased to announce the arrival of 「The Akkeshi Blended Whisky Shoman」, newly released from the Akkeshi Distillery in Hokkaido Prefecture.

The 11th in the Akkeshi Whisky ‘Twenty-Four japanese microseasons Series’, Akkeshi Blended Whisky Shoman, is now available.

This is the first release since the last single malt Japanese whisky, Keichitsu, was released about three months ago.ウイスキー「二十四節気シリーズ」の第11弾「厚岸ブレンデッドウイスキー小満(しょうまん)」が発売されました。

1.The Akkeshi Blended Whisky ”Shoman”


Key malt is ‘Mizunara casks of All Hokkaido Whisky’.

The key malt is all Hokkaido Mizunara oak again this year.This is now the standard “Akkeshi whisky”.
The cask composition is a diverse blend of bourbon, sherry, wine, mizunara and rum.
It seems to be the most rum barrel-based formula in the 24-section series to date.
The fruity top with an oriental aroma like incense and a smokiness that also follows later, with a never-ending fragrance, and a mild mouthfeel like honey and syrup, with citrus, herbs and a tidal-like taste, also Akkeshi-like.The taste changes slowly in the mouth and gives a feeling of richness.This is the ultimate in blending power.

Tasting Notes

Flavor Pineapple, changing from an oriental to a smoky aroma, like incense
TasteHoney, mango jam, lemon peel, herbs
AftertasteFresh citrus acidity, tidal, spicy finish.

Product Specifications

Alcohol content48%
Liquor categoriesBlended Whisky
Cask typeBourbon, sherry, wine, mizunara and rum casks
Volume and quantity700ml
No. of products soldLimited to 10,000 bottles
MSRP13,200yen(including tax)
Date of release31 May 2023.

Offer price

At the BAR Shinkai, one glass costs 45ml:3,960 yen,  30ml:2,640 yen, 15ml:1,320yen

For more information onThe Akkeshi Blended Whisky Shomansee this article.

For a full list of BARShinkai’s whisky menu, click here.