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.
Akashi Shin Classic Whisky is a blended whisky reserved in Japanese Shochu cask (American Oak) around 2 years, aged in ex-bourbon casks before finishing in ex-sherry casks for 1 year.
Nose: Fruity, slight sweet, vanilla, citrus
Taste: Fresh, spicy, oak, chocolate
Finish: Medium, spicy, sweet, woody