Akashi Eigashima Shuzo Sherry Cask Single Malt (White Oak)
From Eigashima Shuzo's White Oak facility. This is a true sherry monster, aged in ex-Pedro Ximenez and finished in Oloroso casks, creating a thick and viscous mouthfeel and an extremely rich palate. Notes of dried friut and leather dominate, with orange rind, baking spice, and a slight balsamic quality. Eigashima Shuzo produces a miniscule amount of whisky, and this is by far their rarest release. Quite a treat.