Akashi White Oak 5 Sherry Cask

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Thanks to /u/theslicknick6 for this sample.

If I have “oops” in my whisky reviews, it would be not getting around to some distilleries. One of which is White Oak Distillery, which I’m told is in the Hyogo prefecture. It’s too bad I’m utterly terrible at geography, or that would have significance to me.

The distillery is owned by Eigashima, who makes sake and shochu. Sake is my kryptonite… wait, not. It doesn’t kill me. It just makes me throw up. What’s that called? Oh, tequila.

And Shochu and I are still in the courting period. So far it’s being a nice guy, if you get my meaning.

None the less, the White Oak distillery has been in the whisky game for a long time, but only released their first single malt in 2007. Granted they may have done so before, it’s debatable, as they labeled it poorly and it was…

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