This White Oak, without age statement, from the Eigashima or White Oak distillery in Japan, is a blend, not a single malt. White Oak is only active for two months per year, so their output is very limited. This blend, in bottles of 50cl, are available for around 30 EUR. It has matured some 5 to 6 years.
The nose is light and very accessible. Reminds a of plum liqueur. Some krieks as well. And hay in the background. Fairly simply, but pleasant.
The texture is light, honeysweet on plums and blood oranges with a lot of sugars, a nice peppery spiciness and a hint of smoke. This is becoming interesting.
The finish, however, is rather light and very short.
This is a pleasant enough Japanese blend, but nothing more. Thanks for the sample, Thierry.