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White Oak Akashi 5 Year Old Cognac Cask (500ml / 55%)


White Oak Akashi 5 Year Old Cognac Cask (500ml / 55%)


500ml / 55% ABV

The White Oak 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.

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A new one from White Oak Distillery, matured in ex-Limousin oak (so French oak) Cognac casks. You may find it in Europe but it’s extremely expensive, north of 200€.

Nose (neat): Vanilla, brioche, cakes, well a pastry shop early in the morning, when everything’s still warm. Some leaves as well, broken branches...

Nose (with water): interesting, cut stems and leaves, green tea, caraway, dried rose petals…

Mouth (neat): Very very good. Gingerbread, muesli, mulled white wine, wholegrain bread, rye, dried apples (slices), touches of caraway, star anise, cinnamon… Love this.

Mouth (with water): Love this even more. An utterly perfect breadiness.

Finish: quite long, wonderfully bready and spicy.

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