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White Oak Akashi

I thought I had done well to track down a bottle of blended whisky from the White Oak Distillery in Paris called Tokinoka, and marked that one off against my list of 101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die. Then I saw this 40% ABV blend offered as a sample on Master of Malt and as this was the exact same blend that was in Ian Buxton’s book I went ahead and purchased it. The nose has red fruits, toffee apple and malty sweetness. I distinctly remember it triggered some childhood memories of sweets and lollipops. The taste is sweet, even cough syrup sweet with oak, red apples and some vanilla. The finish gets slightly and spice builds. Very lively for blend and worth the search.

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  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Type: Blend
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Indeed

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