White Oak Akashi Meisei Blended Whisky 500ml
The Akashi Meïsei, which translates roughly as 'celebrity' in Japanese, is a limited edition blended Japanese whisky. White Oak Akashi Meisei Blended Whisky is made with 45% American oak matured single malt.
Established more than 100 years ago, the Eigashima distillery mostly focuses on producing sake and shochu. In 1984, however, it began making proper whisky known as White Oak. In the following years, the distillery made only blended whisky until 2007 when it started production on single malts as well.
The distillery is unusual as it only produces whisky one month a year. For this production it imports selected barley and malts from Scotland and uses the same water it uses for the production of its sake and shochu. Eigashima prides itself on following old traditions while not slavishly adhering to them. Its long history is quite fascinating for all those interested in the rich history of Japan.
The Finer Details
Style - Japanese Whisky
Country - Japan
Bottle Size - 500ml
ABV - 40%