Akashi “White Oak” Blended whisky is a soft Japanese whisky with a mild, apple-tinged sweetness. It’s more of a mixer than a contemplative spirit. Specific tasting notes include toast, raw oats, lemon zest, golden apple, dried apricot, white pepper, caramel, dark chocolate, and vanilla.
The White Oak Distillery is located in the city of Akashi in the Hyogo prefecture. This distillery received its distillery license in 1919 but only really began using it for whisky in 1984; prior to that it mainly (and still) was used for saké and barley shochu production. Distilling whisky only one to two months a year, production is very small. This is a non-age statement blended whisky, but it is likely around 3 years old and is aged in ex-bourbon before finishing in ex-sherry casks.