White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky
White Oak // Hyogo, Japan
The White Oak Distillery is located in the city of Akashi in the Hyogo prefecture. This distillery received its distillery license in 1919 but only really began using it for whisky in 1984; prior to that it mainly (and still) was used for saké and barley shochu production. Distilling whisky only one to two months a year, production is very small. This is a non-age statement blended whisky, but it is likely around 3 years old and is aged in ex-bourbon before finishing in ex-sherry casks.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
Cask Typeex-bourbon and ex-sherry
"The aroma is delicate with notes of marshmallow, barrel spices, raw corn, and vanilla. As you taste, the same notes are found and the whisky is soft and full on your palate. Though there isn't anything necessarily wrong with this whisky, there also doesn't really seem to be any point. Unless you are procuring any and all Japanese whisky you can get your hands on, it would seem you would be wise to just say no. "