Kiuchi No Shizuku
Kiuchi Brewery // Japan
Kiuchi no Shizuku is distilled from Hitachino Nest White Ale, a popular Belgian-style beer produced by the Kiuchi Brewery. Though beginning as beer and ending as whisky isn't all that new, the production process incorporates the steeping of botanicals (gin, anyone?). The first distillation brings the whiskey up to 60 proof, after which it sits in oak barrels for a month with coriander, hops, and orange peel. More unflavored distillate is blended before its second run to bring it up to 100 proof. After a 6 month maturation period in oak barrels, it's filtered and cut for bottling at 43% ABV.
Flavored WhiskeyWhiskey flavored with natural or artificial flavors and labeled with the (pre)dominant flavor(s). Can be made either with or without the addition of sugar. Bottled at 30% ABV or higher.