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White Oak Akashi 12 Year Old (500ml / 50%)

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White Oak Akashi 12 Year Old (500ml / 50%)

599.00

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White Oak Akashi 12 Year Old (500ml / 50% ABV)

Release Qty: 2000 bottles

The White Oak whisky distillery is located in the city of Akashi in Hyōgo Prefecture, west of Kōbe, facing the Seto Inland Sea. The owner’s family arrived in the area during the Edo period in 1679. Five generations later the business expanded by adding a Sake brewery and a Shochu distillery to its operations and a licence was granted to Eigashima Shuzo in 1888.

Whisky became very popular during WWI and with some minor changes to the barley-based Shochu production process, whisky production would be possible. In 1919 the first whisky was produced which predates both Suntory and Nikka and makes Eigashima Shuzo the oldest official Japanese whisky maker.

In 1984 Eigashima replaced the production facility with a new building and production line, including new pot stills, mash tuns and washbacks – White Oak Distillery was born. The whisky stills are only in operation for one month every year and so their production quantity each year is minuscule.

Most of White Oak’s production is in the form of blended whiskies due to their limited output. Some barrels are aged for long enough for single malt bottling, and when these single malts do come on the market the whisky is named ‘Akashi’.

These sensational whiskies are released in extremely limited quantities.

Description:

Distilled in July 1997, this ‘Akashi’ single malt whisky has been aged for 12 years in used Spanish Brandy casks.  These casks are over 20 years old, have never been reconditioned and are still used today to age various malts at the distillery.

Colour: Rich caramel.

Nose: Sweet, light iodine and clove.

Palate: Pleasant bitterness, full-bodied depth with spice, peat-like character and a hint of aniseed and candied ginger.

Finish: Smokey with some tannin notes.

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