Akashi Eigashima Shuzo Single Malt Whisky (White Oak)
Founded in 1888, Eigashima Shuzo holds Japan’s first whisky license, issued in 1919, and remains Japan’s smallest whiskey producer, comprised of a five person team. Serious malt production at this distillery did not begin until 1984, when the current copper pot stills were put into action and a focus on premium whiskies began at their “White Oak” facility. Following a program dedicated to crafting an insanely fine, super sip-able whisky, production is limited to insure that quality is preeminent, making Eigashima’s Akashi one of the rarest whiskies.
A unique blend of sherry, brandy, bourbon, wine, American oak and even ex-shochu barrels allows for this unique Japanese Single Malt. Smooth, with lots of yellow apple, powder sugar, angelica fruit and hints of sea air.