Exclusively bottled for the French market, Akashi Meïsei is a limited version of Akashi blended whisky produced by White Oak distillery. Unlike the regular edition which is vatted with 30% of single malt aged in American oak barrels, this new expression contains 40% giving an elegant profile with beautiful woody and spicy notes.
A transparency that unveils complexity.
Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary,
mature woodiness and sandalwood.
honey-like sweetness, candied orange peel,
subtle, tender long finish
with a hint of Mizunara
In general, Nikka blended whisky is created from malt whisky made from barley malt in pot stills, and grain whisky made by distilling corn and other grains in a patent (Coffey) still. The main feature of the all-malt process is that top-quality barley malt is used instead of corn in the Coffey still, resulting in a whisky made entirely from malt. All-malt whisky, made from barley alone and blended from malts matured over long periods of time, is blessed with a deep scent and mellow taste.
Nikka Pure Malt Red Japanese Whisky 500ml:
"Pure Malt Red is a Japanese blended malt in a charming looking bottle! This is made up of malt whisky from the Nikka distilleries Yoichi and Miyagikyo. The result is a fruit, creamy, buttery, and slightly herbal whisky."
A fresh and fruity whisky from Yamazaki, full of red fruit and a touch of sherry cask. It's also got some mizunara (Japanese oak) matured whisky in the mix, which comes through as a complex spicy and almost incense-like note. A well put together and deep dram.