Eigashima Shuzo

It is not too much of an overstatement to call Takagi Shuzo one of the most influential sake breweries in the world. In 1993 fifteenth generation owner Akitsuna Takagi took over the brewery at the age of 21 when he was still a student, learning the art of brewing on the job. This was at a time when few young brewers were entering the business, and Takagi set out to make a distinctive sake, one that fruit forward and vibrant as opposed to the light and dry style that was popular at the time. The resulting brand was Juyondai, literally "fourteenth generation" in honor of Takagi's father calling attention to the long lineage of the family.

Juyondai made an immediate impact, impressing the sake world with its ripe and bold character, quickly becoming one of the most sought after sake in the world. Takagi-san's example has inspired an entire generation of younger brewers to take over their small family businesses and develop their own unique house styles without following national trends.

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Eigashima Shuzo 'Akashi' Blended Whiskey 750ml
About Located just a rock’s skip away from Kobe Bay, Akashi is the closest whisky distillery to the coast in Japan. The ocean-laden air is reflected in the whisky’s savory, saline driven purity. The town of Akashi, translated as the “Sun Rise City,” dates back over 500 years. Here, less than 100
Item Number: 24858
Case: $239.94
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Eigashima Shuzo 'Akashi' Single Malt Whisky
Taste A unique blend, of sherry, brandy, bourbon, wine, American oak and even ex-shochu barrels allows for uniquely Japanese Single Malt.   TASTING NOTES: Smooth with lots of yellow apple, powder sugar, angelica fruits with hints of sea air.   About Located just a rock’s skip away from Kobe
Item Number: 24859
Case: $599.94
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Eigashima Shuzo 'Sherry Cask Akashi'' Single Malt Whisky
Taste This latest release is a 5-year old drawn from a single Spanish oak sherry butt, yielding 1,000 bottles at 50% abv.  Nose: Dark cherries, cracked pepper, Christmas cake, marmalade, creamed corn, black currents, balsamic, some burnt twigs.  Palate: A richness that belies it’s young age.