White Oak Akashi Meïsei

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Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
16 mar 2016 2:31 pm by wisekyofcourse

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€ 35.87

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Whisky reviews for White Oak Akashi Meïsei

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 76.81 points.

  1. Jeig scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    It's NAS blended whisky. Price wise, I would rather pay for a bottle of JW Black.
    • Nose
      Very subtle, hint of fruitiness, no smoke
    • Taste
      Slightly spicy, a bit of sweetness, little bit of vanilla
    • Finish
      Medium finish, and the dryness comes in after few seconds.

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  3. Tim59000 scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. Yoam scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

    Attack a little too strong

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  7. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    December 01, 2018

    Very soft blend with a lot of oak on the finish.
    • Nose
      Very mild, vanilla, light sweetness, pear, almond and grain notes. With longer smells also a slightly alcoholic note.
    • Taste
      At first very soft and fruity again, then becoming more and more spicy. Flowery notes and grain.
    • Finish
      Immediately slightly bitter oak and persistent grain and fruit aromas.

  8. Ghostcom scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    One of the worst Japanese blend I tried to date. However it should be consumed with soda water, mizuwari style

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Eigashima – aka as White Oak – Distillery produces only 2 months per year, so there is not a lot of output. The rest of the year is dedicated to the production of sake and shochu. This Akashi Meïsei is a blend.
    The nose is very light, quite woody and mildly spicy, but in all honesty has nothing to offer.
    On the palate, it shows a lot of wood. That is joined by some vanilla, plum liqueur, woodsmoke and vanilla. Reminds me somewhat of a breakfast pastry on Sunday morning, one with a candied apricot in it. Far from grand, but not half bad either.
    The finish is disappointingly short on wood shavings and nutmeg.
    This is only my third whisky from Eigashima, but without a doubt the least of the trio. Easily forgotten.

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A Japanese blend (malt & grain) with a rather poor and indistinct nose. Fruity? Ditto for the mouth that releases however a certain freshness. Dispensable.

    Enthusiasm 1/5

  11. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, oak, vanilla and fine spices, not too present!
    On the palate, there is the ubiquitous wood side, all in roundness with spices that combine with the vanilla scent that we have in pastry!
    In the finale, the same feeling of scents, with more persistent spices on the return.
    Note, one of the oldest Japanese distilleries!

  12. JacobaEd scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80


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