Akashi whisky is the only whisky in the world that is made by a Toji (grand-master in the art of sake making). A Toji implements sake-making methodologies into the whisky making process. The distil pot used is smaller than those used by both Scottish and other Japanese distilleries. Which in turn, decreases the levels of fusel alcohol. As a result, Akashi whisky does not require as long of an ageing process. While its core malt (cask strength) is still smooth and delicate.
Nose: honey, pepper, vanilla, lightly peated
Palate: honey, chocolate, pepper, oak, vanilla, dried fruits
Finish: honey, spices, cinnamon, longer finish
Age: 5 years