AKASHI Pure Malt Whisky – Toji’s Select
Eigashima Shuzo is one of Japan’s oldest family-run distilleries with 100 years of whisky-making experience. Established in 1679, Eigashima was once considered among the top 100 corporations of the Meiji era of Japan.
Eigashima has been making sake and shochu with Japanese traditional craftsmanship since 1888, and as the first distillery to obtain a license to make whisky in Japan in 1919, is a true pioneer in its field. Known for its clean air and water, the city of Akashi is located in close proximity to Kobe and is the only distillery in Japan situated closely to the sea.
“With Honesty” as the company motto throughout the centuries, Eigashima’s ninth generation leader, Mr. Hiraishi has uncompromising standards for each drop of his beautiful products.
Akashi Pure Malt Whisky Toji’s Select is distilled from 100% premium malted barley, aged in Sherry cask and bottled at 46% abv, instructed by Eigashima Shuzo’s “Toji”, the grand-master of Sake making. This pure malt whisky expresses a delicate floral and fruity taste, with smooth mouthfeel and robust body structure, that showcases the craftsmanship of sake making methodologies.
Color: Deep cooper and tawny
Nose: Nutty and grassy, with raisin, chocolate peanuts and caramel notes.
Palate: honeyed glazed walnuts, the sweet chocolate continues into the mouth and balanced by citrus zest flavor.
Finish: Long and pleasant lingering toffee finish.
Distillery: Eigashima Distillery
Alcohol Content: 46%