This single malt sports the entire spectrum that you'd want in a contemplative sipper. Stonefruit, apples, sherry, grain, and spice come together with a whiff of smoke from the lightly peated malt.
You could enjoy this neat in a snifter or mix it into a truly opulent highball.
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 malted barley, lightly peated
- ABV 46%
- Barrels: American oak, ex-sherry, ex-bourbon, ex-wine, ex-shochu casks
- Age: 3-5 years
- 25.3 fl oz (750ml)