Akashi whisky is the only whisky in the world that is made by a Toji (grand master in the art of sake making). By introducing sake-making methodologies into the whiskey making process, the pot still used is smaller than those used by both Scottish and other Japanese distilleries, which in turn, decreases the levels of fusel alcohol. As a result, Akashi whiskey does not require as long of an aging process, while its core malt (cask strength) is smooth and delicate. Akashi Toji is aged in American Oak for 5 years before finishing in ex-sherry casks for 2 years.
Tasting Note: Nose of honey, pepper, vanilla, hazelnut. Palate of honey, chocolate, pepper, oak, vanilla, dried fruits. Longer finish with spice, cinnamon and sticky date pudding.