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