Eigashima Shuzo Akashi White Oak

Country: Japan
Type: Japanese Whisky
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 40%
Score: 85 points

Eigashima Shuzo Akashi White Oak Japanese Whisky. Photo ©2015 by Mark Gillespie.This Japanese whisky is distilled from a mashbill of 70% corn and 30% malted barley, and is matured first in ex-Bourbon casks and then finished in ex-Sherry casks.

The nose is light with notes of black cherry, a good maltiness, vanilla, caramel, roasted almonds, and a touch of oak. The taste is light with a touch of cinnamon on top of buttered popcorn and hints of nuttiness and malt in the background. The finish is long and buttery with subtle spices and hints of malt and peat smoke. (August, 2015)

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