As a passionate disciple of fine spirits, I have actively sought and gathered exceptional barrels of whiskey. Over the years, this assemblage of casks has grown into an extraordinary collection. From this personal trove, I have selected a handful of 15-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey barrels. Then, after an exhaustive search, I located casks made of Japanese Mizunara Oak, the most rare and coveted in the world, and finished this exquisite whiskey in these much desired and elusive barrels.
Founder & Whiskey Maker Kaveh Zamanian
15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
For this Founder’s Collection edition, our Founder, Kaveh Zamanian, an avid collector of rare bottles and barrels of whiskey, has selected a handful of 15-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey barrels from his personal trove and finished them in casks made of Japanese Mizunara Oak, the most elusive and coveted barrels on the planet, to create this one-of-a-kind double oaked cask strength bourbon.
Finished In Mizunara Oak
Named after Japan’s indigenous wood, Mizunara is a unique type of white oak. Mizu translates to water, while nara means oak. This luxurious wood grows in the northernmost island of Japan. Mizunara Oak is more porous and delicate than European or American Oak which means only the most-skilled master coopers can make barrels fit for aging fine whiskey. It takes between 200 and 500 years for this elusive oak tree to reach maturity. Only then is it ready to become a barrel.
Only 1403 Bottles
This is our most rare whiskey. The best of the best. Never to be offered again. Whiskey, weather, and wood, have gracefully converged to create only 1403 bottles of this exceptional Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Aged for 15 years in new American Oak and 1 additional year in new Japanese Mizunara Oak, this double naked cask strength bourbon is a once-in-a-lifetime whiskey only a very few will experience.
Numbered Limited Edition Bottle & Box
This exquisite Limited Edition bottle and box are works of art unto themselves. Each is individually numbered for authenticity. The bottles features an impressive heavy gold cork, while the masterful wooden box is designed with magnetic front and back panels that may be removed to display this one-of-a-kind whiskey in its full grandeur.
Deep shades of mahogany with henna accents foreshadow the smooth, thick mouthful of this luxurious whiskey. Each sip greets you with a nose of banana, apple, pear, and cherry balanced by notes of mint, pepper, wood, and vanilla, before filling your palate with a sophisticated mix of earthy confectionery flavors. Tobacco and oak linger as hints of custard, nutmeg, and cinnamon give way to honey, rose, and currant, then fade into a long buttery finish. It is not merely a drink. It is the pinnacle of quality and craftsmanship. A true masterpiece.