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Akashi Meïsei Deluxe 50cl 50°

Distillery : White Oak / Country : Japan / Reference: : 24228

Akashi Meïsei is revealed in a Blend Deluxe version composed of 50% malted barley and 50% grain whiskey.

This expression aged in American oak barrels is then refined for a year in Sherry barrels to reveal an aromatic profile imbued with a fruity sweetness and perfectly balanced.

49,50 € tax incl.

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Volume0.5 L
ABV50 °
TypeBlended Whisky
DistilleryWhite Oak
MaturationBourbon & Sherry
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.

Nose: the notes of honey and vanilla bring a soft and sweet nose; aromas of chocolate, cinnamon and orange zest warm the whole.

Palate: well-balanced on a mellow palate marked by woody notes, dried fruits, spices and nuts.

Finish: long and soft, it reveals the advantage of a finish in Sherry barrels on fruity notes.