Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Akashi 8yo for Germany

Post by Stefan Van Eycken, Tokyo
Something special for our readers in Germany, or those who live close enough to make the trek to Nurnberg. The European distributor for Eigashima (White Oak Distillery), Les Whiskies du Monde, will be making its entire allocation of a recent Akashi single cask available exclusively to visitors to The Village Whisk(e)y-Messe Nurnberg (27-28 February 2016).
It’s an 8yo – which is the oldest stock available in the warehouses there – drawn from an “old sherry butt” (#5184), bottled non-coloured and non-chillfiltered at 50%abv. It was released in Japan towards the end of last year and the 120 bottles (of the total outturn of 900) destined for Europe are all going to the Whisk(e)-Messe in Nurnberg. Still a few weeks to plan a little weekend trip…

5 comments:

stephan089 said...

The convention officially is from the 27th to the 28th february, but usually it starts on the evening before.

Tickets for the evening of the 26th of february are given out by whisky stores.
So if you really want the Akashi you should ask your favourite Retailer for such a ticket.

volk-man said...

Lucky me! I'm there an will grab some bottles :-)

J.L.C. said...

I got one last Nov. in Nara. I wonder how it tastes. I hope there'll be a review of some sort.

Boris Borissov said...

The price at the fair was 175€. At the moment available online for 189€. Quite expensive for 0,5l...

megafonman said...

I´am at the moment in Tokyo and you can get this Akashi here for around 68€ incl. Tax !!! Almost only a third of the European price!!!