The White Oak whisky distillery is located in the city of Akashi in Hyōgo Prefecture, west of Kōbe, facing the Seto Inland Sea. The distillery was founded by Eigashima Shuzō which has produced sake and shochu since 1888. Eigashima Shuzō obtained a license to manufacture whisky in 1919, but it was when the company moved to their current facilities in 1984 that White Oak Distillery was born. White Oak’s whisky stills are only in operation for one month every year and so their production quantity each year is minuscule.
500ml, 40.0% abv, JapanThe Akashi Blended Whisky (Black) is a blend of 35% Malt, and Grain whisky (made from wheat & barley). This is whisky blended in the scotch tradition, with Japanese precision, the malt is lightly peated, and vatting is mostly ex-bourbon, balanced by White Oak’s unique variety of barrels. Non-chillfiltered. "The nose is very fruity with apricots and dried fruits, and a shy note of honey"
500ml, 46.0% abv, JapanWhite Oak, Akashi, Signature Single Malt is a blend of 7 year, 5 year and 4 year malts, from 3 different types of cask, Spanish Cherry Oak, American Oak and Bourbon Oak casks. This ‘Akashi, 'No Age Statement’ addition to the White Oak portfolio is set to become the distillery’s flagship malt.
No chil-filtering or colour added.
"Smooth with lots of yellow apple, powder sugar, angelica fruits with hints of sea air"