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Akashi Meisei Gift Pack 50cl 40° + 2 Glasses

Distillery : White Oak / Country : Japan / Reference: : 23864

The Akashi Meisie is a blended japanese whisky made by the oldest distillery from Japan, White Oak, from the blend of Single Malt and grain whiskies,

Aged in American oak barrels, Akashi Meïsei is a high-quality blend comprising 45% malted barley and developing woody and spicy notes on a vanilla nose.

Find the Akashi Meisei in an elegant box that includes 2 glasses.

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Volume0.5 L
ABV40 °
TypeBlended Whisky
DistilleryWhite Oak
MaturationAmerican Oak
PeatNon Peated

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.

Colour: warm amber.

Nose: of great richness, with a remarkable depth and oaky vanilla notes.

Palate: tongue-coating, round, with lovely sweet spices and a woody backdrop.

Finish: very woody aftertaste, quite distinguished.