The Akashi Meïsei is an 80 proof special edition blended whisky sold only in France. It’s vatted with 45% single malt, and it’s aged in American oak barrels. (“Meïsei” means “celebrity” in Japanese.)
It’s produced by the White Oak distillery, which is located in Hyōgo Prefecture in Japan. It was founded in 1984, it uses two pot stills, and it’s owned by the Egaijima Sake Brewery Company, Ltd.
Nose: Sherried, smoked cold cuts, pine, and soft floral bouquets. 77/100.
Mouth: Stewed fruits and chewy wood. Pears. Salt, and more floral notes. 89/100
Finish: Maple, spices, biscuits. White bread, but satisfying. 83/100
April Fools! The rating is really 82/100.