Akashi Japanese Single Malt Whisky, 50cl
Akashi is the official whisky from the Japanese White Oak Distillery. The distillery is located in the small city of Akashi, south of the main island and a few miles away from Kobe. It was the first Japanese distillery to be granted a whisky distillation license, back in 1919. Whisky distillation takes place once a year over from April to July. A new distillery using Scottish methods was built in 1984 and double distillation takes place in traditional copper pot stills.
This is a non-aged single malt whisky which has been made using lightly peated barley and aged in a mixture of three different casks.
Nose: Malt, spice, vanilla, dried apricots and a candy sweetness.
Palate: Sweet spice, toffee, fruit and a touch of an herbal character.
Finish: Short fade of spice, malt and oak.