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Akashi 6 Years Old White Wine 50cl 50°

Distillery : White Oak / Country : Japan / Reference: : 23608

This 6 year old Japanese whisky is a Single Malt from White Oak Distillery. To obtain a result with floral and citrus notes, the whisky has been aged for 5 years in Cognac barrels and then received a 10-month finish in first-fill white wine barrels.

It will go very well with salmon sashimi.

Neither coloured nor chill-filtered.

159,50 € tax incl.

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Features

Volume0.5 L
ABV50°
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryWhite Oak
CountryJapan
MaturationCognac & white wine
PeatNon Peated
CharacteristicsNon Chill-Filtered
PackagingCase
Reference:23608

The history - if not the legend - of Japanese whiskey starts with Masataka Taketsuru, founding father of Japanese whisky, who embarked on a two-year journey to Scotland after World War One to learn the art of distilling.


When he returned, Shijiro Torii, founder of Suntory, relied on Taketsuru’s knowledge to build the Yamazaki distillery in 1924. A few years later, Taketsuru took off and established his own company, Nikka, still recognized today for the quality of its malts. Japanese whisky became very popular after World War Two with the renewed prosperity. Most Japanese executives and managers of companies based on the US model started enjoying whisky as part of an after-work convention destined to foster the company’s team spirit.


Taketsuru was not the first to distil whisky, as White Oak offered older whiskies. Located in Akashi, on the coast of the interior sea of Seto, the White Oak distillery obtained its license to distil whisky and other spirits as early as 1919. The distillery is today owned by the Eigashima Company, one of the oldest sake producers in Japan, established in 1679. It became one of the most famous distiller of the traditional Japanese alcohol, and the first to bottle sake in 1899.

Nose: floral and fruity aromas. Notes of jasmine and heather.

Palate: well rounded. The fruitiness continues with notes of citrus, while woody and vegetal tones of fresh grass develop.

Finale: delicately sweet white fruits persist in the mouth.