Premium spirits company Kamiki Drinks is introducing OakPacker American Single Malt Whiskey into global travel retail. OakPacker The Air Edition expression will make its debut on the US domestic market this month, before rolling out internationally later this year.
Described as the world’s first air-harvested water fused whiskey, the new whiskey celebrates the American Oak that gives it its unique flavour.
The brand also acknowledges the vital role of native squirrels, which ensure the ongoing supply of oak trees for the barrels it uses, by burying acorns as part of their natural behaviour.
Eco-friendly whiskey production
OakPacker is committed to crafting exceptional whiskey with minimal environmental impact, and has a mission to make a positive impact on the world.
The company uses innovative air-harvesting technology to collect pure, clean water directly from the atmosphere, thereby minimising the reliance on traditional water sources and conserving precious resources. This water is used exclusively to cut the proof of OakPacker whiskey from cask to bottle strength.
OakPacker The Air Edition (750ml/46% ABV) is small batch-produced, non-chill filtered and matured exclusively in American Oak barrels. It is sourced from the finest American single malt whiskies which meet rigorous standards for taste, aroma, and complexity.
“OakPacker is committed to producing the finest American single malt whiskey in an environment-friendly manner and without compromise,” noted Kamiki Drinks Global Sales Director Serdar Pala.
“Our innovative air-harvesting process is a world first and just one example of our quest for purity and earth-friendly whiskey-making. Water quality is a critical component, together with the whiskey and barrels it is matured in.”
The American single malt whiskey category is growing swiftly in popularity, with sales increasing by 75% in the last five years, according to IWSR.
Kamiki Drinks also distributes Kamiki Whisky, Umiki Whisky and Minoki Rum, which are already available in selected travel retail airport stores.