Akashi Single Malt Whisky – Heavily Peated Edition
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.
Fermented and distilled in a distillery next to the Seto Inland Sea. Heavily peated at 50 ppm. Well-balanced and robust spirit with a strong peated character.
Aged for over 3 years in selected first-fill American bourbon barrels. The Seto Inland Sea side is a region with little rainfall and is warm and comfortable, counted as the highest sunshine duration in Japan. This enables the barrels to release pleasant flavors to whiskies at an accelerated rate.
Nose: Mellow peat, full of malty caramel sweetness.
Palate: Dry conclusion with sea salt and caramel sweetness at the very end.
Distillery: Eigashima Distillery
Alcohol Content: 50%