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Akashi Single Malt Whisky Sherry Cask Eigashima Whisky
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Akashi Single Malt Whisky Sherry Cask Eigashima Whisky


The Akashi Single Malt Whisky White Oak distillery in the town of Akashi is supposedly the oldest distillery in Japanese (four years older than Yamazaki, they say).  The Eigashima Company (current owner of the distillery) didn’t release their first single malt until 2007. The malt comes from Scotland, and this distillery only operates for two months out of every year.

Single malt Japanese whisky from the Akashi range, produced by White Oak in Hyogo, just west of Kobe. This non-age-statement release ought to prove rather interesting for whisky adventurers looking to try something new.

Eigashima Shuzo Ltd. is a small company with a HUGE history — but you have to dig a bit to find it. This family business was established in 1679, and was one of the most important businesses in Japan during the Meiji Period. Real Samurai, Shogun, Ninjas, and Japanese Emperors drank their products. They started making Sake and Shochu in 1888. And even thought they received a license to make Whiskey in 1919, they didn’t start using it until 1984 — initially just for local consumption. They make a wide range of traditional Japanese beverages and Whiskies in their White Oak Distillery, located along the sea-shore about twenty-five miles west of Osaka in the town of Hyogo.

Ten months out of each year, the White Oak Distillery produces Sake and Shochu exclusively. So all of their Whisky production happens in just two months. Eigashima’s most popular Whisky is their Akashi Blend. But they also produce a few precious runs of their Akashi Single Malt — which is then divided up between their finished-woods and Whisky blends. That means that there is jut not a lot of this dram to go around.

Appearance / Color:

Light Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell:

The aromas have alight fruit notes with malt, spice, iodine, and apricot.

Flavor / Taste / Palate:

The palate is light and soft with hints of red apples, toffee, and local herbs.

Finish :

Gentle fade of clove and fresh-cut wood.
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