The White Oak distillery is perhaps the least known of Japan’s whisky producers. The distillery was founded by in 1888 to produce sake, and because of this, has a legitimate claim to being the country’s oldest whisky producer. In 1919, Eigashima Shuzo obtained a license to make whisky — four years before Yamazaki was built. The White Oak distillery was born in 1984, when the company moved to their current facilities, and is located in the city of Akashi in Hyogo Prefecture, west of Kobe, and faces the Seto Inland Sea.
This Akashi Single Cask was distilled at the distillery with cask number 1235. Only 286 bottles were made, making this a limited single cask bottling release. A must try for anyone who’d like something really exotic!