Akashi 4 Years Old Ume Cask Single Malt Whisky
Released in the fall of 2019 after resting 3 years in Pinot Noir Casks, the color is slightly lighter than Akashi’s Wine Cask first edition. This whisky’s pale straw color is highlighted by faint pinkish hues from the barrel. The nose has classic malt aromas with black tea, walnut and a dried floral character. The palate has more fruit than the nose would suggest. At 50% abv the whisky is powerful but in balance, as the drying texture pairs nicely with the elegance in the notable red fruit finish.