Akashi Japanese Blended Malt Whisky
Japanese Blended Malt Whisky
Akashi Japanese Blended Malt Whisky.
Eigashima Distillery, located in Akashi City near Kobe, Japan, is both the country’s oldest and smallest whisky distillery. Perhaps, its most mysterious as well. It is founded in 1888. Moreover, the distillery is best-known for its production of sake and shochu. It’s two of Japan’s most popular spirits.
Although technically able to produce whisky since 1919, Eigashima only began making whisky in 1984 when the company moved to its new “White Oak” facilities.
Whisky production at Eigashima Distillery takes place only two months out each year. The rest of the time devotes to sake and shochu production. This, combined with the fact that less than five employees handle all of Eigashima’s whisky production.
This makes the distillery’s signature Akashi White Oak Japanese Whisky some of the rarest in Japan, not to mention elsewhere around the world.
We craft our Akashi White Oak Japanese Whisky using specially-imported barley from Scotland. As well as pure water that comes from the same underground source Eigashima Distillery uses to make its sake.
As a result, Akashi White Oak Japanese Whisky has a malty, citrusy aroma with scents of black cherry, toffee and oak. Notes of vanilla and pine nuts dominate the palate, and lead to a long, malty finish.