Eigashima Shuzo BLENDED WHISKY ‘AKASHI’ Japanese Whisky 750 mL

$49.99

TASTING NOTES

Designed to be an approachable, sipping whisky, Akashi Blended Whisky has a malty, citrusy characteristic complemented by hints of salinity due to its coastal location. This whisky is a blend of malt and grain whiskies distilled from wheat, barley, and rye, and is aged in ex-bourbon, barley shochu, and sherry casks, as well as new oak barrels. The nose is slightly fruity with hints of lemon, cherry, toffee, oats, and sea air. Flavors of vanilla and pine nuts delight on the palate, leading to a long, wheaty finish with a touch of peat. Akashi’s Blended Whiskey makes for an excellent introduction to the Japanese whisky category, an inviting segue to or from Scotch, or simply an everyday drinking dram. 40% ABV.

  • Blended Japanese whisky produced by Eigashima Shuzo in Akashi, Japan
  • A blend of grain and lightly peated malt whiskies distilled from wheat, barley, and rye
  • Non-age statement; aged in ex-bourbon, barley shochu, and sherry casks as well as new oak barrels
  • A slightly fruity nose hints of lemon, cherry, toffee, oats, and sea air; flavors of vanilla and pine nuts delight on the palate, leading to a long, wheat-forward finish with a touch of peat
  • 40% ABV
SKU: akashi-white-oak-whisky Categories: , , ,

Description

Located just a rock’s skip away from Kobe Bay, ocean-laden air is reflected in this whisky’s savory, saline driven purity. The town of Akashi, translated as the “Sun Rise City,” dates back over 500 years. Here, less than 100 yards from the ocean, the owner’s family has been making traditional Japanese alcoholic beverages, like sake, for over three centuries.

Founded in 1888,Eigashima Shuzo holds Japan’s first whisky license, issued in 1919, and remains Japan’s smallest whisky producer, comprised of a five-person team. Serious malt production at this distillery did not begin until 1984, when the current copper pot stills were put into action and a focus on premium whiskies began at their ‘White Oak’ facility. Following a program dedicated to crafting a refined, super-sippable whisky, production is limited to insure that quality is preeminent, making Eigashima’s Akashi one of the rarest whiskies available today.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
Custom Label 1