Akashi White Oak – Single Malt
Cask Type: Ex Sherry Spanish Oak, Ex Bourbon & Ex Japanese White Wine Casks
Type: Single Malt
Release: Special Import
Size: 50 cl
+ tax & deposit
10 in stock
10 in stock
Delivery options coming soon
For now bottles can be picked up at your convenience in store at 919 Douglas St Victoria.
Dram Association Panel Tasting Notes
The biggest takeaway from the blended version was the orchard fruits – and that was the first thing we noticed here on the nose. Apricots once more – this time joined by peaches and apple cider. There was a butteriness to it which was quite pleasant and a little touch of sourness. Much more sour and it might be slightly odd with the other flavours – but as it developed it turned out more like Greek yoghurt.
The palate is what really sets this one apart from its blended predecessor. There was a sliver of smoke that brought forward a roasted coffee and butterscotch note. It was joined by stewed plums and milk chocolate. Incredibly different from the blend – and in my eyes leagues ahead of it in quality and complexity. It was still playful – but more powerful. For the 80’s kids among us it was like going from a Nintendo to a Super Nintendo – or as it was known in Japan, Super Famicom!
For such a young whisky the finish was quite lengthy too. Having read a few reviews of previous years releases of this whisky, it seems like the distillery is really improving with both age and experience.