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Akashi Blue Blended Whisky

Akashi Blue Blended Whisky

$112.95

Akashi Blue Blended Whisky. Akashi Blue is a blended whisky reserved in Japanese Shochu cask (American Oak) around 5 years, aged in bourbon cask before finishing in sherry casks for 2 years.
Nose: Fruity, slightly sweet, vanilla.
Taste: Fresh, spice, oak, hints of peat.
Finish: Medium, spicy, sweet.

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Akashi Blue Blended Whisky

Akashi Blue Blended Whisky. Akashi Blue is a blended whisky reserved in Japanese Shochu cask (American Oak) around 5 years, aged in bourbon cask before finishing in sherry casks for 2 years.
Nose: Fruity, slightly sweet, vanilla.
Taste: Fresh, spice, oak, hints of peat.
Finish: Medium, spicy, sweet.

WHITE OAK

Founded in 1888 on the site of Eigashima in the city of Akashi, White Oak distillery was the first in Japan to obtain the license of distilled spirits in 1919 and according to the legend would consequently be the first to distil whisky. Production remained traditional and reserved for the Japanese market until 1984 with the construction of a new distillery specially dedicated to the distillation of whisky. Located near the sea, and the city of Kobe, the distillery is enjoying a mild and stable climate. Today White Oak produces single malt in small quantities, but increasing quality.

Originally a company that produced sake and shochu, but turned to manufacturing local whiskey as demand for imported whiskey expanded. The equipment and manufacturing method were minimized by applying the technology cultivated in shochu, so it was just a fumble start to the unknown area of ​​whiskey.

Currently used pot stills and washbacks were introduced in 1984. Later, the aging cellar will be moved to another building, but at that time, the distillery had a unique layout in which all the manufacturing processes including aging were contained in one building. The distillation building at that time was still used as an aging storage since 1988, and the unique weather conditions of the Seto Inland Sea have a great influence on the taste of whiskey.

The product name of Eigashima Sake Brewery has inherited the names of “white oak” and “local whiskey.” At one point, he was forced to survive due to the liquor tax relaxation of imported whiskey, but he managed to survive, and was backed by the popularity of Japanese whiskey. Sales of the long-awaited single cask are gradually resuming.

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Brands

Akashi, White Oak Distillery

Country

Japan

Price

$100 or more

Type

Whisky

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