Tokinoka is produced by the White Oak Distillery in Japan. The history of the company can be traced back to 1679 when the Eigashima Company started producing Saké. In 1888, they started a brewery and then obtained a distilling license in 1919 under the name White Oak, the first ever whisky distilling license in Japan.
After the Second World War, demand for whisky increased in Japan and, as a result, Eigashima started distilling malt whisky in small pot stills made in Japan. Besides its saké, it was already producing grain whisky known as shochu. In 1984, a new building was dedicated to whisky production but, due to the economic crisis that followed, production and stocks were limited. Annual production is currently 30,000 litres.