White Oak 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
15 years old
12½ Year Spanish oak, 2½ year Japanese Oak
Number of bottles
58.0 % Vol.
500 ml
jp Japan
Added on
04 Aug 2013 7:40 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 834.00

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Whisky Reviews for White Oak 15-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.23 points

  1. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Akashi White Oak 15 yo ‘Sherry/Konara Cask’ (58%, OB, cask #40100, 795 bottles, 2017)

    Four stars
    A pretty rare older Akashi, first matured for 12 years in sherry, then for the remaining years in some Konara cask, a.k.a. Quercus serrata, which is some kind of East Asian oak that we call ‘Korean oak’ or ‘Jolcham oak’ here in the West. Strange set-up, but let’s see… Colour: amber. Nose: this is pretty fragrant, resinous, rather around tiger balm and eucalyptus at first, before it would become a little balsamic and tarry, with touches of latex, new Wellies, tyres... With water: same, plus patchouli and pot-pourri. Whisky for old hippies? Hints of black truffle as well. Mouth (neat): more sherry this time, as well as the usual huge pepper and cinnamon that are to be found in many young or youngish new spirits that are rather oak-driven. In the middle distance, rather bitter oranges and tonic – we’re approaching Campari and bitter herbs. With water: more spices, cloves, caraway, cinnamon, and a pretty glutamate-y ending, from the sherry I suppose. Finish: long oaky, spicy, with some ‘Japanese’ character that’s geared towards miso. Seville oranges in the aftertaste, which is nice, obviously. Comments: I need to know if the tarry notes came from that Konara oak. Any ideas? Excellent nonetheless, without any excessive pepper this time.

    SGP:462 - 86 points.

  2. ZwiJo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. darren918jp scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A Japanese creature, obviously, finished in mizunara oak.

    Roasted chestnuts hot off the grill, rubber, tar, sandalwood, more rubber and maybe a little cigar box on the nose, with tamarind, dried persimmons, molasses and black figs on the palate.

    A bit of an acquired taste, but not unrewarding once you get past the rubber.

  4. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90


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