Akashi Single Malt 5 Year Old
The White Oak distillery is perhaps the least known of Japan’s whisky producers. The distillery was founded by in 1888 to produce sake, and because of this, has a legitimate claim of being the country’s oldest whisky producer. In 1919, Eigashima Shuzo obtained a license to make whisky — four years before Yamazaki was built. The White Oak distillery was born in 1984, when the company moved to their current facilities, and is located in the city of Akashi in Hyogo Prefecture, west of Kobe, and faces the Seto Inland Sea.
From a single barrel, the number 1373, matured for two years in sherry butts and three years in hogsheads.
An intense fruity nose with notes of vanilla, a silky mouth with almonds and dried fruits notes, typical of Sherry, and a delicate finish with subtle notes of white flowers.