White Oak

White Oak Distillery was established by the Eigashima Shuzo Spirits Distillery. The company is a major manufacturer of Sake and Shochu and have held a licence to create whiskey since 1919. In 1984 a new distillery was built replicating a traditional Scottish distillery at Akashi in Hyogo prefecture just west of Kobe. Within they produce malt whisky in a process much the same as in Scotland.

The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

Official bottling
  • Akashi Blended Whisky (2015) - White Oak Akashi (40%, OB, 2014) Blended Japanese whisky 40% ABV, £33.69 for 50cl at Master of Malt Score: 82/100 What they say: White Oak Akashi or ‘White Oak land whiskey testimony’ […]
  • White Oak Tokinoka Blended Whisky TW Tokinoka Blended Whisky (2016) - Tokinoka Blended Whisky (40%, OB, 2015) Category: Japanese blended whisky Origin: White Oak Distillery Bottling: Official – Eigashima Shuzo ABV: 40% Cost: £29.99 from Drink Supermarket Score: 84/100 What they say: From […]
Independent bottling
  • Eigashima 2011 Just-Bottle-510x600 Eigashima 2011 The Kikou-Ki Series (2018) - Eigashima 2011 The Kikou Dekanta 3rd Anniversary whisky review: Delicious rich and nutty, so full of peanut brittle and hints of maritime notes, there are hints of iodine and a little ashen smoke towards the end but this really has that Port Ellen chamois leather mustiness quality that I suspect the producers were hoping for. A great mixture of young whisky and old cask. 90/100