White Oak Akashi Single Cask Bourbon Barrel 5 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky (500ml)

White Oak Akashi Single Cask Bourbon Barrel 5 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky (500ml)

JAPAN
$245. 00 Bottle
$2940.00 Dozen
ABV: 50%

An Akashi matured for five years in a first fill Bourbon barrel before being bottled at 50% ABV. Expect some attractive American oak notes like baked apple and vanilla. It comes non chill filtered with no added colour. 

Other reviews... Will these be a vanilla bomb? Let’s see… Colour: straw. Nose: typical vanilla and limoncello plus acacia honey and butterscotch that are to be found in any unpeated malt whisky that are ex-first-fill bourbon. It’s simple, it’s nice, and it’s sparing us any dreadful coconut notes. Perhaps just one coconut ball, and a wee bit of candyfloss. With water: a few metallic touches coming out. Copper coins, touches of angelica, perhaps a little rhubarb wine… Mouth (neat): yeah, exactly, sweet malt, vanilla, marshmallows, butterscotch, sunflower oil and baked apples. Good and simple, simply good. With water: pretty much the same, only with more oak. A feeling of sweet sawdust, cinnamon, lemon drops… Finish: rather long, still rather simple, but with more white pepper from the barrel. A touch of strawberry jam, perhaps. Comments: simple pleasures. Good, easy whisky, perhaps lacking a few more ‘asperities’, as we sometimes say. 80 points - whiskyfun.com