Akashi is a Japanese whisky blended in the Scotch tradition. The malt is lightly peated, and aged for three years in ex-bourbon barrels, then another two years in new Mizunara oak. The nose is fruity, with apricots and dried fruits, and a shy note of honey. Recommended for beginner Japanese whisky drinkers. A balanced Japanese whisky at an excellent price point!
Eigashima Shuzo, famed for its sake since the Edo period (1603-1868), is one of Japan's oldest whisky distilleries. The first to obtain their distillery license in 1919, they began making shochu and other spirits. Since 1984, they have been producing Akashi whiskies at their White Oak facility in the seaside town of Akashi, near Kobe. Today, they continue to produce sake, umeshu, whisky.
- Distilled in Hyogo, Japan by Eigashima Shuzo
- Distilled from wheat, malted barley, and rye
- ABV 40%
- Barrels: Ex-bourbon, mizunara
- Aged: 5 years total
- 25.3 fl oz (750ml)