10th Street Adds A "Bolder" Version Of Its Flagship Peated Single Malt - The Whiskey Wash

10th Street Adds A “Bolder” Version Of Its Flagship Peated Single Malt

10th Street Distillery, based in San Jose, California, has only come on the scene recently with its focus in the American single malt whiskey space. To date they’ve already released two whiskeys, one peated and one non-peated. Joining these now is a new offering said to a “bolder and smokier” take on the peated expression.

The new 10th Street Distiller’s Cut whiskey, according to those behind it, is “double distilled using all copper pot stills, and aged in first-fill bourbon barrels, just like the Distillery’s flagship peated single malt; however, the unique Distiller’s Cuts during distillation create a bolder and smokier, yet smooth single malt, designed to appeal to malt and peat lovers.”

10t Street Distiller's Cut

10th Street Distiller’s Cut (image via 10th Street Distillery)

Information from the distillery indicates the first release of 1000 cases of this expression, bottled at 44% ABV and pricing around $55 per 750 ml bottle, are already available throughout California at a variety of liquor retailers. It has already garnered some industry awards as well, having won a gold medal at the Whiskeys of the World competition.

You’ll find some official tasting notes for 10th Street Distiller’s Cut below for your consideration from the distillery. As an interesting side note, distillery co-founder Virag Saksena mentioned to a local newspaper that “custom Scottish peat and local microflora interact with water from the Sierra Nevada snowmelt and grains to create ‘a complex sourdough flavor’ that ‘lends a unique Bay Area terroir.’ The hot San Jose weather imparts its own unique aging properties.”

  • Color: Golden
  • Nose: Sour nose with bright citrus, vanilla, and peat; heavy mesquite smoke
  • Palate: Sweet high notes of blackberry, brown sugar, honey, and molasses; bran cereal, burning chocolate.
  • Finish: Smooth and lingering on the sides and back of the tongue


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