This is whisky blended in the scotch tradition with Japanese precision. The malt is lightly peated and vatting is mostly ex-bourbon, balanced by White Oak’s unique variety of barrels. The nose is very fruity with apricots and dried fruits, and a shy note of honey.
Located just a distiller’s leap from Kobe Bay, Eigashima is the closest whisky distillery to the coast in Japan. The ocean laden air is reflected in the whisky’s savory, saline driven purity. Akashi is named after its hometown -- translated as the “Sun Rise City” -- where the owner’s family has been making traditional Japanese alcoholic beverages for over three centuries.