Ohishi is the closest distillery to the source of the Kuma River. The Kuma River is one of the 3 fastest flowing in Japan and is renowned for its superior water quality. The Ohishi Distillery is blessed with fertile Soil and clear underground water, elements of an environment in which it upholds tradition but is always open to experimenting with new approaches. They use 30% of rice grown in their own fields. It is “gohyakumanishi”( 5 million stones) rice.
Back to 96
Our most complex whiskey to date. We returned to our 96-proof roots to produce a richer mouth feel. The heart of the blend is an eight-year-old rye sourced from a new distillery just south of our current source on the Highwood River. This rye is richer in mouth feel, color and personality. We added seven- and eight-year-old corn, then spiked the whole thing with some nine- and 13-year-old whiskey that we aged in artisans barrels on Treasure Island for an additional 14 months.