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WHITE OAK
 
In 1919 the White Oak distillery, located in Akashi, at the edge of the inland sea Seto received his Bachelor of distilling whiskey and other spirits. It is owned Eigashima, one of the oldest producers of sake from Japan founded in 1679. Later became one of the most famous for the development of this traditional Japanese alcohol, it was notably the first bottling sake in 1899.
 
 
Historical
 
The story - not to say legend-Japanese whiskey odyssey begins with Masataka of Taketsuru, who spent almost two years in Scotland after the First World War to form the distillation. On his return, Shijiro Torii, founder of Suntory, relies on its expertise to build Yamazaki distillery in 1924. PLus later Taketsuru take his independence and founded his own company, Nikka, still renowned today for the quality of its malts.
 
The whiskey boom in Japan will develop after the Second World War, once found prosperity. Japanese, including business executives working on the American model, begin to appreciate the whiskey out of office, a ritual intended to strengthen ties within the company.
 
 
Taketsuru is not the first Japanese to be distilled whiskey, because there is a little older. In fact, since 1919, the White Oak distillery, located in Akashi, at the edge of the inland sea Seto received his Bachelor of distilling whiskey and other spirits. It is owned Eigashima, one of the oldest producers of sake from Japan founded in 1679. Later became one of the most famous for the development of this traditional Japanese alcohol, it was notably the first bottling sake in 1899.
 
For Egashima, whiskey has long been a water-spirits (mainly in the form of blend) among many others with schochu (alcohol light enough rice, barley, buckwheat, or potato), brandies, liqueurs and wine production.
 
 
 
Specific
 
Everything changes from 1984n with the construction of a modern distillery, but where implemented specific techniques Scottish brewing up from the distillation alembic of groundwater of high purity.
 
 
Products
 
Eigashima develops mostly blends for the Japanese domestic market, but in recent years, it sells a single malt, Akashi, in versions 5 years, 8 years and 12 years of age, especially having a dominant honeydew very original.
 
Tokinoka (perfume time in Japanese) is a blend of different single malts.