Post by Stefan Van Eycken, Tokyo
Sake Shop Sato will be releasing a new private bottling: an Eigashima 5yo (2008/2013) single cask. It’s actually a double matured whisky: it spent the first three years in a hogshead and was then transferred to an ex-bourbon cask (#1131) for a further two years’ maturation. Bottled at cask-strength (58%abv) without chill-filtration or added colouring, it comes in the usual - usual for Eigashima, that is - 500ml apothecary-type bottles. As soon as it is out, we’ll do a little head to head with the single cask for Hanshin, Osaka that was released a few months ago - also a double matured whisky albeit slightly younger (3 years in a hogshead, 16 months in ex-bourbon wood).
Read more about Eigashima Distillery here.