The Eigashima distillery was founded by Eigashima Shuzo in 1888 to produce sake. By 1919, they obtained a licence to produce whisky, and soon after, started whisky production. It survived the whisky boom of the 70s and 80s unscratched – a clear testimony to the quality of its whisky. The White Oak Akashi is the standard bottle from its White Oak distillery and is perfect for those who’d like to try out Japanese Ji-whisky.
This whisky is blended in the Scotch tradition with Japanese precision and offers a smooth, light blend made from Japanese malt whisky and grain whiskies.Pairs exceptionally well with Japanese food such as fresh sushi and salty edamame.Tasting Notes:Nose: Herbs and pine. Hints of white grape, lemon, yellow apple and angelica fruits. Dry oak, with lavender and floral undertones. Some tobacco smoke.Palate: Rich malt with vanilla and grapes. Pine, oak and floral notes accompany a slightly bitter citrus peel.Finish: Oak and warming wood spices with a touch of vanilla.