Sunday’s Grocery x Akashi 5.5 Year Single Cask Whisky
Since opening in 2014, Sunday’s Grocery has placed a significant focus on its collection of Japanese Whiskies and its ability to source and import rare and esteemed bottles from distilleries across Japan. On October 21st, 2015 (TODAY), Sunday’s will be adding to its diverse collection with the launch of its own single malt, produced at #AkashiDistillery.
Also known as White Oak Distillery, Akashi is considered to be the oldest Japanese Whisky distillery as it was the first in Japan to acquire a distillation license in 1919. Although its Whisky production is small, the relationship that Elliot Faber, Beverage Director at Sunday’s Grocery, developed with the Akashi brewers allowed for the creation of this exclusive single malt that is uniquely aged for 5.5 years in a single sherry cask. This Whisky shows notes of apple cider and cocoa nib on the nose. As you taste, the same aromas from the nose lay a foundation and the Whisky develops smoky on the palate with notes of hickory sticks and sultana raisins. On the finish, there is a suggestion of tannin and inflections of ginger candy and black liquorice.
With only 100 bottles produced, this Whisky will only be available while quantities last, each bottle will come with a limited edition, gold “Sunday’s Are Better Than Others” signature t-shirt.