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Akashi White Oak Japanese Single Malt Whiskey
This product is available in: CA, DC, NY, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof92 (46% abv)
This product is available in: CA, DC, NY, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About Akashi White Oak Japanese Single Malt WhiskeyIn the town of Akashi not far away from Kobe lies Japan's only distillery situated close to the sea. Eigashima Shuzo was established in 1679 and it is one of the oldest family-owned distilleries in Japan. Eigashima was making sake and scochu as early as in 1888 and in 1919, it was the first Japanese distillery to obtain a whisky license. Even though Eigashima was a pioneer in its field in Japan, it remained a small distillery with only 7 full time employees working there today. In the pristine nature of Kobe Bay, they're proud of their clean air and water and they value quality over quantity. Their 9th generation leader Mr. Hiraishi leads the company with a simple motto – honesty. Due to the proximity to the sea, their whisky is influenced by the salty air and by extreme temperature differences between seasons.
For 10 months of the year, the distillery only produces sake and shochu and their whisky production occurs in the two remaining months. Akashi Single Malt is a marriage of their single malt and three different whiskies a 7, 5, and 4-year old that have been aged in three different casks, namely Spanish Sherry, new American oak, and ex-bourbon. Bottled at a pleasant 92 proof, it offers light fruit aromas with malt, spice, and apricot on the nose while the palate is light and soft with touches of red apples, toffee, and local herbs. The finish is gentle with clove and fresh-cut wood flavors.
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About Japanese Whisky
Although maybe not be the first Spirit you would think of when Japan is mentioned; the Japanese make one of the best types of whisky in the world. It’s heavily influenced by scotch but with smoother and delicate notes.
The history of the Japanese whisky is not even a century old, but in this short time, the Japanese blended and single malts have taken over the world by storm and can easily go against their whisk(e)y counterparts from across the globe.