Akashi White Oak Whisky
Akashi White Oak Japanese Whisky
White Oak Whisky Distillery (Eigashima)Eigashima, the sake and shochu maker who runs the White Oak distillery have been in the whisky business for a long time but only released their first single malt (of the modern era, at least) in 2007.
The company dates back to 1888 and they were supposed to have begun whisky selling in 1919. Those were the wild days of Japanese whisky making, back before Taketsuru had visited Scotland to find out how it was really done. Nobody knows what the whisky was like, whether it was made using orthodox Scotch techniques or indeed whether it was made at Eigashima at all or merely resold by them.