Akashi(White Oak) 14YO 58% abv Matured in a Spanish Oak Sherry Cask for 12 and a half years. Finished with a white wine cask from Yamanashi Winery belonging to the Eigashima Shuzou for one and a half years.
Nose: An odd(and strong) mix of coal fire, campfire ash, antiseptic cream, burnt rubber, mushrooms, potato skins, twigs, heavy dry sherry, cherry chocolate and caramel.
Palate: Heavy sherry, burnt rubber, mixed peel, campfire ash, cherry chocolate, brandy, menthol, grapes but red not white and quite some ginger. With water some bitter orange, twigs and honey soy.