With distillation commencing in 2016 at this new distillery on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Akkeshi has been releasing tiny amounts of its new whiskies as a window into the capabilities of this fledgling sight as well as a sign of whiskies to come. Luckily, in no small part due to their coastal/island locale, the young whiskies are incredibly compelling already. Foundations #4 is a blend of malt and grain in the same mash that has been aged in ex-Sherry casks and bottled at 96 proof. Bottled July 2019. Available in limited release.