Akashi Single Malt Whisky
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  • caramel
  • spicy
  • fruit
  • phenols
  • sherry
  • apple
  • apricot
  • vanilla
  • herbs

Akashi

Single Malt Whisky (0.75l, 46%)
Price $132.99

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Character Goatson
A light and delicate Japanese Single Malt from a legendary producer.
 
Eigashima Shuzo Ltd. is a small company with a HUGE history — but you have to dig a bit to find it. This family business was established in 1679, and was one of the most important businesses in Japan during the Meiji Period. Real Samurai, Shogun, Ninjas, and Japanese Emperors drank their products. They started making Sake and Shochu in 1888. And even thought they received a license to make Whiskey in 1919, they didn’t start using it until 1984 — initially just for local consumption. They make a wide range of traditional Japanese beverages and Whiskies in their White Oak Distillery, located along the sea-shore about twenty-five miles west of Osaka in the town of Hyogo.
 
Ten months out of each year, the White Oak Distillery produces Sake and Shochu exclusively. So all of their Whisky production happens in just two months. Eigashima’s most popular Whisky is their Akashi Blend. But they also produce a few precious runs of their Akashi Single Malt — which is then divided up between their finished-woods and Whisky blends. That means that there is jut not a lot of this dram to go around. Technically, it’s a marriage of their Single Malt in three different agings — seven, five, and four year-old — from three different cask types — Spanish Sherry, New American Oak, and ex-Bourbon. It’s bottled at a perfect 46% ABV.
 
Smartass Corner:
Bottles of Whiskies created by neighborhood distilleries for local consumption are called "ji-whisky." The Japanese word "ji" means "local."
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Appearance / Color
Light Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas have alight fruit notes with malt, spice, iodine, and apricot.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is light and soft with hints of red apples, toffee, and local herbs.
 
Finish 
Gentle fade of clove and fresh-cut wood.
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  • caramel
  • spicy
  • fruit
  • phenols
  • sherry
  • apple
  • apricot
  • vanilla
  • herbs
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Character Dogson
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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