Eigashima Shuzo

The White Oak Distillery, sometimes known as the Eigashima distillery, located in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture, is primarily a sake and shochu producer but it is technically Japans oldest whisky distillery. I say technically because despite being founded in 1919 whisky production has been limited and only became regular in 1984 and the sites stills are presently used for whisky production only 2 months a year. The domestic distillery output, which amounts for approximately 70% of the market, in many instances does not meet international whisky standards as these are made using molasses. Export varieties although inline with international standards have seen only slow uptake though the brand is beginning to penetrate European and American markets.

Distillery Factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Eigashima Shuzo White Oak Hyōgo Japan
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 1888 - Present Malt Eigashima Shuzo Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Unknown Eigashima Shuzo co. ltd