Akashi Single Malt Whisky

50cl / 46%

Akashi Single Malt Whisky is made at the White Oak distillery in the Hyogo prefecture. Produced using lightly peated barley and aged in three different types of cask, this is the brand’s flagship malt.


RM429.00

About the Akashi Single Malt Whisky

Tasting Notes

Color: Light Amber
Nose: Malt, spice, iodine, and apricot.
Palate: Light and soft with hints of red apple, toffee, and local herbs.
Finish: Gentle fade of clove and fresh-cut wood.

History of Akashi – Eigashima Shuzo

Eigashima Shuzo (known as White Oak Distillery in Japan) is one of Japan’s oldest family-run distilleries with centuries of beverage making experience. Situated just a stone throw’s away from Osaka Bay in the fishing village of Akashi, the distillery enjoys a warm, coastal climate all year round, seeing the highest average temperatures and lowest annual rainfall out of all the Japanese distilleries. The operation is now run by its ninth generation. Starting as a sake brewery during the Edo period, Eigashima Distillery has since expanded it’s repertoire to include shochu, whisky, wine, umeshu (plum wine), and mirin. Eigashima obtained the nation’s first whisky license in 1919, however they did not begin official production until small copper pot stills were installed in the early 1960s.

Due to the small nature of the company, Eigashima dedicates certain seasons to distill their various spirits as the different liquors are produced by the same group of people. As of 2017, Eigashima’s production remains small, producing 48,000L a year with their two warehouses holding about 1,000 casks. “With Honesty” is the company’s motto that is rooted in Eigashima’s tradition and craftsmanship throughout the centuries. The renowned micro-distillery’s dedication is the epitome of Japanese artistry, showing uncompromising standards for each drop of their beautiful products.

For more information visit: www.ei-sake.jp/en

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Japan

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Whisky

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