Akashi

Akashi

Founded in 1888 on the site of Eigashima in the city of Akashi, White Oak distillery was the first in Japan to obtain the license of distilled spirits in 1919 and according to legend, would consequently be the first to distil whisky. Production remained traditional and reserved for the Japanese market until 1984 with the construction of a new distillery specially dedicated to the distillation of whisky. Located near the sea, and the city of Kobe, the distillery experiences a mild and stable climate.

Today White Oak produces whiskies in small quantities, but increasing quality. Eigashima Akashi is the only whisky in Japan that is produced by a “Toji” or an expert in the art of sake making. With only two months in each year dedicated to whisky making, Eigashima Akashi is the definition of a small distillery. The bottles are hard to find even in the local Japanese market. Eigashima Akashi produces a variety of whiskies in different styles, but the White Oak Akashi and Akashi Red will be the main products to be introduced to the Philippine market. Gradually, the other whiskies will be introduced by Hotei Japanese Premium, Inc.

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