Akashi White Oak Single Malt
Akashi White Oak Single Malt production is extremely limited, as the stills only operate for one month every year. 4,000 bottles were produced for the first release of this no-age-statement single malt for the year 2012.
We’re all huge fans of the Akashi White Oak blended whiskies and have been for a few years. To finally get our hands on the single malt version is a big win for us.
Nose: Akashi White Oak Single Malt starts with sweet berries, young malt, fruity, sherry notes, smoky. Hints of fresh nectarines that is reminiscent of the Akashi 5-year-old single malt. Water brings out the rich sweetness of honey and vanilla and the nectarine scent becomes more distinct and fragrant.
Taste: Multi-dimensional. The fruity fermented taste is apparent like sake, then more honey and vanilla comes through. It slowly evolves into green apples, malt, and citrus on the palate. There is a light smoky undertone that is pleasant and fades away slowly.
Finish: Medium to long. Cacoa, dates and orange peel finishes smoothly into an interesting whisky.