Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Release: Akashi 5yo Sherry Cask

Post by Stefan Van Eycken, Tokyo
Cask #5117 © Niko Neefs 
When we were last at Eigashima (White Oak) distillery, the people there told us they were contemplating releasing a new 5-year old and they had their sights set on a couple of sherry casks - some of the oldest stock maturing in their warehouse near the Inland Sea. It seems like it was more than just a vague idea, because they have just released a sherried 5-year old drawn from a single Spanish oak butt (#5117). It’s bottled at 50%abv - a pity they dropped the abv a bit for this release - and comes in their usual apothecary-style 500ml bottle with the usual no-nonsense label. Limited to 1,000 bottles, it’s priced at a little under 3,000 yen, which is very cheap indeed.
Cask #5117 © Niko Neefs
We’ve also picked up rumours about an interesting development as far as Eigashima is concerned - one that will interest our readers abroad. Stay tuned for more details in the days to come.

Read more about Eigashima Distillery here.

1 comment:

Adrien T. said...

Quite affordable indeed. Thanks for the news! Let me know what you think if you've had the opportunity to try it.
Also curious about the pending news...
Adrien T.