The Akkeshi New Born 3

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Foundations Series
Calculated age
02 years old
Hokkaido Mizunara
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
200 ml
Added on
04 Feb 2019 7:08 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 149.19

8 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

113 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Akkeshi New Born 3

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.18 points

  1. WJF1007 scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    I've heard the stories of head distiller of Akkeshi as a huge Islay fan, working hard to make "heavy peaty Hokkaido style Whisky", and finally had a chance to give it a try.

    Nosing: not bad a all! As for a new distillery, this one really challenged the stereotype on Japanese whisky which is “too soft and weak", pundgent smell on the nose, woody and salt at the same time. The smokyness and peatyness comes in a great balance.
    Oily mouthfeel but smooth, reminds me a lot with lagavulin.
    However the flavor might be a little bit incomplex, looking forward for longer aging years.

  2. kanpai79 scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Hard to judge, the Mizunara oak tree definitely makes it nice and sweet, but even below that you can already see halfway multi-layered notes, I'm looking forward to more in 5 years.
    • Nose
      Needs a few minutes to get close to him, before only pure beer, but then comes nice barrel influence, honey, honeydew melon, grated coconut, cereals, hay, almonds and sweet malt
    • Taste
      Coconut flakes, pecans, dried pear, cereals, honey, the alcohol is definitely well integrated for the age, but you have exactly the same as in the nose, sweet malt, etc.
    • Finish
      Only here it is slightly flammable, young wood, barley, linen cloths, medium

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Questionable. The nose is more interesting than the mouth.
    • Nose
      Softer than the first two.
      Milk chocolate. Chocolate orangette. Very waxed fat. Alcohol is better integrated. Walnut, almond.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is very soft. On the mineral, water infused with herbs.
    • Finish
      Finale on mint, infusion. Cold ashes

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  6. tanak2000 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    It is good enough for a 8-23 month matured spirit.


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