10th Street American Whiskey Single Malt Peated
Hailing from San Jose, California, 10th Street Distillery's Peated Single Malt is a meticulously crafted homage to the traditional 'old leather and cigar' varietal of scotch, not the smoke monsters that often make headlines. The founders studied old-world techniques, added an American touch by aging the spirit in ex-bourbon barrels and using water from the nearby Sierra Nevada snowmelt, and created a superb Californian take on an elegantly peated scotch. This was partly accomplished by finding a supplier in Scotland who custom peats the malt to their exact specifications, creating an ingredient than interacts perfectly with the calcium-rich water of the Hetch Hetchy reservoir. The result is an absolutely superb all-American celebration of the best traditional Islay scotches.