10th Street Distillery is a San Jose based distillery mostly producing single malts. It was founded in 2017 by Virag Saksena and Vishal Gauri. The two entrepreneurs, both engineers, were college roommates. Saksena a Scotch lover, is a self-taught distiller. He spent two weeks as an apprentice on Islay at the Lagavulin distillery.
In this bottle is their interpretation of the essence of California, and its' diverse people, who each bring something unique to this land. It starts with two of their California made single malts – the double gold winning STR and the gold medal winning Distiller’s Cut. These are combined with two amazing pot-still distilled light whiskies that were sourced from the old Seagram’s plant in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Light whiskies are distilled to a higher proof, creating a more delicate spirit and a canvas to paint on by blending in fuller flavored single malts.
Easy to drink, notes of panacotta, light campfire embers, dandelions, and heathered honey. Glazed doughnuts, lime altoid sours, lingering silkiness.