Japanese whisky is not only Suntory or Nikka, there are many other less known distilleries whose reputation continues to grow. And for this new tasting, They choose a blended malt (a blend of several single malt), the White Oak Tokinoka blended malt. The White Oak distillery, located in the city of Akashi (Hyogo Prefecture), was the first to obtain a license for distilling whisky in 1919. Built in 1888 for the production of sake and shochu, at the beginning the distillery produced only blend whisky in a traditional way and especially reserved for the domestic market. Then the site was modified in 1984 to start producing whisky in bigger quantities. The Eigashima Shuzo Company owner of the distillery, produced since 2007 several single malt named Akashi.
White Oak Distillery ‘Tokinoka’ Whiskey 40% 500ml Blend
- SKU : TOKINOKA
- Brand/Distillery : White Oak distillery
- Country of Origin : Japan
- Vintage :
- ABV : 40%
- Volume : 500ml
Eigashima, the sake and shochu maker who run the White Oak distillery, have been in the whisky business for a long time. The company dates back to 1888 and they are supposed to have begun whisky selling in 1919. Those were the wild days of Japanese whisky making before Taketsuru had visited Scotland to find out how it was really done. Many years later the pupil matches the master.