- ABV: 40%
Eigashima – aka as White Oak – Distillery produces only 2 months per year, so there is not a lot of output. The rest of the year is dedicated to the production of sake and shochu. This Akashi Meïsei is a blend. The nose is very light, quite woody and mildly spicy, but in all honesty has nothing to offer. On the palate, it shows a lot of wood. That is joined by some vanilla, plum liqueur, woodsmoke and vanilla. Reminds me somewhat of a breakfast pastry on Sunday morning, one with a candied apricot in it. Far from grand, but not half bad either. The finish is disappointingly short on wood shavings and nutmeg. This is only my third whisky from Eigashima, but without a doubt the least of the trio. Easily forgotten.