Akashi Blended Japanese Whisky

Akashi Blended Japanese Whisky

(0.75l, 40%)


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$43.99
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Bottled Japanese honesty.

Japan is a magical land, protected by the ocean, far away from everything we know and even understand. Solitude means purity. The purity of water, earth, and sky. Solitude also means purity of Spirit. Eigashima Distillery, located in the town of Agashi, just a stone’s throw away from Kobe Bay, is molded by these elements. Here, a couple of feet from the ocean, the owner’s family has been making Spirits for centuries. Eigashima Shuzo also holds Japan’s first Whisky license, issued all the way back in 1919, but to this day remains one of the country’s smallest Whisky producers. Quality over quantity is the motto. This is where we speak the same language.

The beautiful Akashi Blended Whisky is the purest incarnation of Japanese distilling tradition, their precision, honesty, and that perfect sea-side climate with its salty air and huge temperature differences between seasons. Lightly peated, copper-pot distilled, and matured in ex-Bourbon, Shochu, and virgin oak casks, it's a balanced, fruity, and approachable Spirit. In other words ― it's the perfect entry point into the wonderful world of Japanese Whisky. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Japanese Whisky
  • Region
    Kobe Bay
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Maturation
    ex-Bourbon casks& Shochu casks & virgin oak casks

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caramel
honey
spicy
peaty
fruit
apricot
citrus
woody
sweet
What does Akashi Blended Japanese Whisky taste like?

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Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
It's a delicate fruity burst with apricots, dried fruit, citrus, and wood on the nose.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Approachable, pure, and clean, the palate has a pleasant sweetness, a dash of caramel, honey, and spice, as well as a light touch of peat.

Finish
Finishes with a lingering fruity sweetness and slightly peaty. 
Ratings & Reviews
daniel
daniel,
love it
 
Jason
Jason,
Kinda rough, decent spicy and sweetness but not my fav
 
Evan
Evan,
TEN. I can’t believe how good this is for the price and in general. The best parts of caramel and butterscotch, so smooth... but yet not too sweet. They’ve had the longest standing whisky license in Japan for a good reason
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Very light in flavor, but the flavors that are there are pretty good.
 
Adrian
Adrian,
Smooth /Balance / sly notes
 
Gabriela
Gabriela,
Easy, nice to drink. Not very memorable, but a nice, soft sip.
 
Ben
Ben,
Brown sugar, tropical fruit
 
Clifton
Clifton,
Nothing notable about it
 
Louise
Louise,
Easy to sip.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Lite and quick. Sweet but fades fast
 
Barbara
Barbara,
Advent calendar day 22. Really nice blended Japanese Whiskey. Beautiful caramel color & nose to match. I liked the hint of peat along with sweetness of honey & fruit. Had a zesty bite when sipped up but with a rock had nice lingering smooth slightly sweet finish. A definite add to my bar
 
Levi
Levi,
Fantastic whisky. Not too much anything except flavor! What a great blended whisky!
 
Colin
Colin,
Smooth, easy to sip. I don’t find it as sweet as some. Finish is warm and peaty.
 
Sean
Sean,
Smooth, a bit sweet, and a little peaty. Great drink, could sip this all nite!
 
David
David,
Good flavor just not my interest. Good caramel flavor
 
Mark
Mark,
Very nice, smooth taste, fruit, caramel, sweet flavor. I would drink this again
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Light and subtle. Honey on the nose. Tastes of sweet/caramel and then a hit of spice which leads to peat and wood. The peat seems to linger just a bit. Very refreshing and a nice flow of flavors. Pretty sure I’m going to grab a bottle of this.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Enjoyed
 
Frank
Frank,
(Advent 2020, #21) The nose has some sweet fruity notes to it. Tasting it, it's nice and smooth with some sweet notes, some fruit and a touch of peat that's not overwhelming. Nice finish as well. This is one I may add to my bar!
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Unexpectedly good, there is a really potent spice to this, but is balanced out with a moderate sweetness. It does leave a lingering flavor in the mouth, but it’s a good flavor.
 
Michael
Michael,
Nice for a blend, smooth & mellow, not great but for the price is a good deal
 
Tracy
Tracy,
Caramel with peat, and the peat is not overwhelming. Also lightly fruity.
 
Lea
Lea,
Sweet, smooth, and a complex palate.
 
Todd
Todd,
Lighter but a good mix of sweet and spicy.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Pretty average whisky. I get more spice than I like and not much else
 
Matthew
Matthew,
I seem to be catching a cold and I thought my sense of taste and smell were missing all the notes, but it appears from other reviews that there wasn't a whole lot to catch. Lots of caramel and honey up front, light smoke. Enjoyable, but not a stand out Japanese whisky. The Advent Calendar card misled me to think I was getting the Akashi White Oak.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Too sweet for my liking
 
Mike
Mike,
A lot of caramel up front, with a little spicy sweet finish.
 
James
James,
Nice light Japanese whisky. Good, not great. Mostly sweet. I don't get peat, like others describe. Reminds me of an Irish whiskey.
 
Jason
Jason,
Soooo smooth. Sweet on the nose and upfront. Light peat on the finish. Left me wanting a little more spice or oak, but nice overall.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Advent Day 21 - Fruity nose with a hint of oak. Palate was sweet with some caramel notes and a subtle hint of peat. A nice everyday dram.
 
Derek
Derek,
Caramel and honey on the nose. Lightly sweet on the palate with a mild spice followed by a hint of fruit. Short finish and slightly medicinal aftertaste. Not unpleasant, but I’ll have forgotten it by tomorrow.
 
Bob
Bob,
Flaviar Advent sampler day 21. Another good but not great whisky. Another of those whiskies that doesn't seem to have a clear flavor that jumps out. It's pleasant enough but just not particularly exciting.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Sweet nose. Taste is very light with a bit of peat on the finish.
 
Adam
Adam,
A hit of caramel up front, and an earthy finish. Not a hugely complex dram.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
This was a significant disappointment. Nose was very faint, with just hints of straw and caramel and citrus. Body follows suit, adding in a bit of non-descript woodiness and only a hint of peat. It might benefit from a higher proof, but overall just struck me as a young and not very sophisticated pour.
 
James
James,
Best of the Japanese selections in calendar to date; zesty fruit nose and palate, with great, clean taste despite peaty hints
 
Michele
Michele,
I would’ve enjoyed this more without the peat but I don’t like smoky whiskeys. The other flavors were lovely.
 
Kris
Kris,
Very smooth but I didn't feel like the flavors balanced well at all. The honey was strong but distinct from the caramel and the spice. Hibiki Harmony or Nikka Pure Malt are much better options.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Very surprised by the smoothness of this Whisky. I love to drink it neat or with a drop of water to bring out some of those delicious flavors.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Smooth and a great nose. I concur with the a prior review- the peat overpowers some flavors.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Advent 2020 #21 - smooth, warm and complex. Not bad, would be better if the peat didn't hide some of the flavors from being easily discernable.
 
brad
brad,
My Japanese experience is limited, but for the price, I like it. Caramel and some wood spice is what I get on the palate. A little light and fruity on the nose. My favorite Japanese to date is the Yamazaki 12, and this isn’t nearly as good as that, but costs about 1/3 as much. Still enjoyable. Better than a couple other bottles I’ve had that cost more. For this price, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy again.
 
Jason
Jason,
Meh.
 
Michael
Michael,
Not much flavor comes with the harsh chemical aftertaste. Not recommended as a sipping Whiskey, ok for cocktails
 
Jon
Jon,
Terrific value. Under the radar release reminiscent of higher priced Japanese blends.
 
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