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 distil 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.
This Akashi single malt has been aged for 12 years in used Spanish Brandy casks. It’s smoky finish is not the result of peat treatment but rather the use of the Spanish Brandy casks.
It is non chill-filtered and at cask strength, so you can fully enjoy its true flavor.
Limited edition of 2000 bottles.
Colour: Rich caramel
Fragrance: Sweet, light iodine and clove
Taste: Pleasant bitterness, full-bodied depth with spice, peat-like character and a hint of aniseed and candied ginger
Finish: Smokey with some tannin notes
Distilled: July 1997
Filtration: Non-chill filtered [no colouring added] Total Bottling: 2000