White Oak Akashi Shin
White Oak // Hyogo, Japan
Granted in 1919, the White Oak Distillery on the Akashi Strait was one of the first in Japan to be licensed for making whisky. The owner, Eigashima Shuzo, also produces shochu, umeshu, and wine so the window for whisky production is limited to just one or two months out of the year. White Oak Akashi Shin is a blended whisky, aged for around 3 years in a combination of the distillery's ex-shochu casks, along with ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. It is bottled at 40% ABV.
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-shochu, ex-bourbon, and ex-sherry