White Oak Akashi Blue Label Blended Japanese Whisky is reserved in Japanese Shochu casks (American Oak) for around 2 years, aged in bourbon cask before finishing in sherry casks for 12 months. The resulting whisky has a fruity with a slightly sweet nose and hints of vanilla. The palate is fresh with spice, oak, and hints of peat with a medium, spicy, and sweet finish.
Akashi whisky is the only whisky in the world that is made by a Toji (sake master) by implementing sake-making methodologies into the whisky-making process.
Located in the city of Akashi in the Hyogo Prefecture, by the seaside of the Seto Island Sea is the White Oak Distillery. This distillery was founded in 1888 by Eigashima Shuzo and has been producing Sake and Shochu ever since. In 1919, Eigashima Shuzo obtained a license to manufacture whisky and when the company moved to their current facilities in 1984, the White Oak Distillery was born.
The Finer Details
Style - Japanese Whisky
Country - Japan
Bottle Size - 700ml
ABV - 40%