White Oak Whisky Distillery have released two new whiskies in 2020 to celebrate the 101 year anniversary of receiving their licence to distil whisky (obtained in 1919). These releases are named after the parent company that established the White Oak Distillery - Eigashima Shuzo. The labelling and bottles are reminiscent of whisky of the time (101 years ago) and feature the old Eigashima logo and trademark.
Bottled at a lovely 50% ABV and made from a blend of malt and grain whiskies the Eigashima Blended Whisky is softer then you would expect however there is a gentle heat on the back palate that warms the toes. Sweet caramel and floral notes with pared some spice from the grain whisky, wisps of smoke and a nice roundness from the sherry casks. We could easily drink a lot of this one.