Akashi Japanese Whisky
Buy Akashi Japanese Whisky Online at The Whisky Company
We stock a large range of single malt and blended whisky from the Eigashima Distillery bottling under the brand name Akashi. This is one of Japan’s smallest distilleries situated in Akashi, Japan. Available from our online shop are limited edition and rare bottling’s from this distillery as well as the favourites. Shop now for great deals and rare whiskey.
About the Distillery
White Oak Distillery was upgraded in 1984 and is located in Akashi, a city in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It released its first single malt in late 2007 under the Akashi label. The distillery in owned by five breweries who came together to form this firm. They were very famous for making sake and were amongst the top ten in Japan.
Their whisky making process is probably the oldest in Japan dating back to 1919 but there’s no real evidence other than the first licence to lay fact to this.
The distillery grows its own yeast and uses this to produce alcohol with a fermentation time of around three to five days. The stills are small and angular and what’s strange is that the spirit safe or spirit still sits on the floor and this is where the low alcohol say 55% to 60% abv spirit is collected. They produce around 48,000 litres of spirit a year most of this being matured in 220 litre fresh ex-Bourbon American oak barrels which have been coopered in Japan.
There are other barrels of spirit maturing in the warehouse, refill American oak, old Sherry, rechared shochu casks, Cognac, tequila and the rarest of all some casks made from old native oak trees called konara.
This distillery is now dedicated to specialise in single malt and they are doing a fine job of this so far.