Dram Review: White Oak Akashi Aged 12 Years

[50.0%・12 Years Old・Bottled in 2011・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 2000 Bottles]    Nose:   The dustiness sets an ominous vibe, but is immediately lifted by the pleasure of a creamy white wine presence.  Sichimi with a surprising dose of antiseptic and burnt plastic.   Palate & Finish:   Incredibly syrupy at first with the sweet condensed…

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Dram Review: White Oak Akashi Aged 15 Years

[58.0%•15 Years Old•Bottled in 2013•Official Bottling•Cask No. 40100•Single Cask Release of 795 Bottles] I would like to put this on record, the White Oak Akashi I have tasted prior to this expression have been, to put it mildly, rather average. Granted, the stuff I had were the recent releases; mostly NAS, others aged between 3-5…

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