San Jose, CA (May 18, 2020)— STR Single Malt,from San Jose’s 10thStreet Distillery, was recently awarded a Double Gold from the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The influential award, announced in March at one of the last major spirits industry events before California’s shelter-in-place order took effect, follows 10thStreet’s Double Gold at the 2019 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition for its Peated Single Malt American Whisky.
Following this esteemed recognition, the first launch (2,000 bottles) of STR Single Malt(ABV 46 %, MSRP $65) is now available atretailers across California, including Total Wine and More; Palo Alto Fine Wine and Spirits; The Whisky Shop and San Francisco Wine Trading Companyin San Francisco; Vintage Wine Merchantsand Don’s Liquorsin San Jose;andMission Wine and Spiritsin Pasadena.Please visit retailer web sites for current COVID-19 hours and service options. In addition, several retailers, including Vintage Wine Merchants and The Whisky Shop will ship to certain approved states.
STR Single Maltunpeated whisky is an all-American creation, matured in ex-bourbon casks that have been shaved, toasted, and re-charred (STR) to impart some of the flavors of freshly-charred wood, without being overwhelmed by oak notes from direct immersion in virgin American Oak barrels. Striking a balance between the oak influence from new casks prevalent in American whiskies and used barrels common in traditional Scotch techniques, STR Single Malt is one of the only American single malts to use STR barrels.10thStreet uses domestic two-row malted barley, double distills in all-copper pot stills and, finally, bottles without chill-filtering, to preserve complexity.
“For our first unpeated product, we wanted to create a distinctive single malt whisky that strikes a balance between the influence of the freshly charred American oak, and classic malt notes. Using specially prepared STR barrels allowed us to bring in the caramel, almost candy-like notes from the wood and pair them with the malt coming from our copper pot double-distilling process. The result is a delicate, yet flavorful whisky that is truly unique” saysVirag Saksena, CEO, 10thStreet Distillery.
Nose: Lightly spicy with overtones of sweet caramel and butterscotch
Color: Light golden
Palate: Complex cherry-like sweetness with notes of vanilla bean, nutmeg, and clove
Finish: Smooth and round, filled with decadent flavors of candied fruits
Try STR Single Maltunpeated American whiskey neat, with a splash of water, over ice, or in cocktails such as the “Miracle on 10thStreet,” crafted by Stephen Shelton at Lexington House, Los Gatos:
MIRACLE ON 10TH STREET | FIVE-SPICE BROWN BUTTER WASH | TIKI BITTERS
- 1 1/2 oz of Butter-Washed 10th Street STR Single Malt
- 4 dashes of Tiki Bitters (any type will do, based on your preference)
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir well and strain over into an old-fashioned glass with a nice clear ice cube from Clear Ice Co. of San Jose. No garnish. Sip and enjoy this pure, creamy, and balanced whisky old fashioned.
About 10thStreet Distillery:
San Jose’s first craft distillery, 10thStreet Distillery was founded by two engineers with just one objective – creating world-class whiskies. A grain-to-glass distillery, it reinterprets time-honored traditions using modern techniques and engineering ingenuity to create its award-winning products. Their first product is a Peated Single Malt Whisky, a new American classic that respects tradition, but is not afraid to forge a new path.