The Eigashima distillery was founded by Eigashima Shuzo in 1888 to produce sake. By 1919, they obtained a licence to produce whisky, and soon after, started whisky production. It survived the whisky boom of the 70s and 80s unscratched – a clear testimony to the quality of its whisky. The White Oak Akashi is the standard bottle from its White Oak distillery and is perfect for those who’d like to try out Japanese Ji-whisky.
Akashi whisky is the only whisky in the world that is made by a Toji (grand-master in the art of sake making) by implementing sake-making methodologies into the whisky making process. The distill pot used is smaller than those used by both Scottish and other Japanese distilleries, which in turn, decreases the levels of fusel alcohol. As a result, Akashi whisky does not require as long of an ageing process, while its core malt (cask strength) is smooth and delicate.