Eigashima, the sake and shochu producer who owns the White Oak distillery, have been in the whisky business for a long time but only released their first single malt in 2007. Their whisky range is now famously known by the name "Akashi". The business dates back to 1888 and they were the first whisky maker in 1919, even before the times of Suntory and Nikka. The distillery is located in the city of Akashi in Hyogo Prefecture, west of Kobe, facing the Seto Inland Sea. Akashi whisky is the only whisky in the world that is made by a Toji (grand-master in the art of sake making) by implementing sake-making methodologies into the whisky making process. Production at White Oak is extremely limited, as the stills only operate for one month every year.
Akashi White Oak 5 Years (Limousin Oak Cognac Cask) is a new release from White Oak Distillery, matured in ex-Limousin oak (French oak) Cognac casks.
Nose: Sweet vanilla, freshly bakes pastries, cut grass, dried rose petals
Palate: Gingerbread, oats, Chardonnay, wholegrain bread, rye, dried fruits, cinnamon
Finish: quite long, wonderfully bready and spicy. Awards: LImited Edition - only 1100 bottles produced
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