Akashi Meisei is a White Oak Distilleries offering intended exclusively for the French market. It is created using a 45% American oak-aged single malt. Meisei translates roughly as "celebrity" and is a fitting name to this addition to the Akashi line.
It strikes the nose with almost American notes of wood spices, vanilla and oak but this quickly gives way to a peppery sweetness and slight grainy taste on the tongue.
The finish is surprisingly smooth and refined and ideal in a whiskey intended for sipping rather than mixing.
- Country: Japan
- Distillery / Brand: White Oak
- Standard Drinks: 19.75
- Alcohol Volume: 50%
- Size: 500mL
- Style: Blended