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White Oak Akashi Single Malt Bourbon Cask #1129 Japanese Whisky Eigashima

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Seller: whisky.japan (818) 100%, Location: Malvern, Victoria, Ships to: AU, Item: 191990999278 *Please visit or contact us at for our current 'direct purchase' price list or with any enquiries. White Oak Akashi Single Malt Japanese WhiskySingle Bourbon Cask #1129 (500ml / 55%)The photos in this listing are of the actual bottle. No box is included. Bottling Notes The White Oak whisky distillery is located in the city of Akashi in Hyōgo Prefecture, west of Kōbe, facing the Seto Inland Sea. The owner’s family arrived in the area during the Edo period in 1679. Five generations later the business expanded by adding a Sake brewery and a Shochu distillery to its operations and a licence was granted to Eigashima Shuzo in 1888. Whisky became very popular during WWI and with some minor changes to the barley-based Shochu production process, whisky production would be possible. In 1919 the first whisky was produced which predates both Suntory and Nikka and makes Eigashima Shuzo the oldest official Japanese whisky maker. In 1984 Eigashima replaced the production facility with a new building and production line, including new pot stills, mash tuns and washbacks – White Oak Distillery was born. The whisky stills are only in operation for one month every year and so their production quantity each year is minuscule. Most of White Oak’s production is in the form of blended whiskies due to their limited output. Some barrels are aged for long enough for single malt bottling, and when these single malts do come on the market the whisky is named ‘Akashi’. The first Akashi release was in 2007. These sensational whiskies are released in extremely limited quantities. This release by Eigashima was the distillery's first ever single-cask bottling. The whisky spent the first three years of its life in a hogshead, and was then transferred to bourbon cask #1129, maturing for a further year and four months. Bottled at 55% abv and with a release of only 360 bottles, this was a significant development for Eigashima in light of their recent switch to NAS. This particular cask was originally bottled for Hanshin Department Store in Umeda, Osaka for their Whisky World Fair (February 6-19, 2013) but sold out within days of being released. Non coloured / non chill filtered and limited to just 360 bottles worldwide! Tasting Notes ** Due to the extremely limited release, we could not locate any tasting notes. Please note: We import directly from Japan so the labels (and book if included) will mostly be written in Japanese. We send all our bottles via registered and insured Australia Post. A signature from the receiver with proof of age over 18 years old is required on delivery. Victorian Liquor Licence No. 36140052 Brand: White Oak, Volume: 500mL, ABV: 55%, Type: Whisky

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