Eigashima Shuzo is a sake maker with a long history, with records dating back to the late 1800s. The company released its first whisky back in 1919, the days before Masataka Taketsuru went to Scotland to learn the art of distilling.
The modern era of Eigashima's whisky making started in 1984, when it built White Oak distillery in Hyogo prefecture. In 2007, the first Akashi whisky hit the market, and the name has been used for a range of single malts and blended whiskies ever since. Very little makes it to the UK, so we look forward to seeing what there is to taste at the show.