Akashi White Oak 5 White Wine Cask

Akashi 5 White Wine Cask 2.jpeg

Thanks to /u/tishpickle for pouring me this dram.

Here we are at Advent Calendar Day #12. Yes, I’m sticking to this. Now. Mostly. I don’t know, I’ve been busy, maybe I should stop all of this?

Nah, that’s silly, we came this far. So I’ve been doing blind tastings of whiskies my wife chose and sorted in a silly way.

Let’s see what’s up next, shall we?

Akashi 5 White Wine Cask 1.jpgPrice: N/A at the LCBO

Region: Japan

Cask Number: 61091

Abv: 54%

Colour: 10YR 7/10

Note: Peach cobbler, cumin, herbal, mint

Alright, starts off nice. Good peach, brown sugar, and oat flavour. And then that continues. And continues. Keeps going…

Add water. Oh. Now it’s earthy and herbal. Less sweet. I guess Sherry Cask?

Taste: Peach cobbler, hot, cocoa

Simple, peach cobbler. At first, I’m impressed, and then two seconds later it’s hot. Very hot. Lots of alcohol. Water makes earth/sweetness come out…

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