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Togouchi

Togouchi
15-Year-Old Japanese Blended Whisky

Category: Japanese Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 43.8%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$189

Togouchi
15-Year-Old Japanese Blended Whisky

Category: Japanese Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 43.8%
Golden amber color. Aromas of croissant with honey, orange marmalade, caramel, apple pie, and pink peppercorn with a supple, crisp, dryish medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length hints of dried cranberry, buttercream, coconut, spiced tea, and hazelnut finish. A nutty and mild Japanese Whisky that will play well in Manhattan-style cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: croissant with honey, orange marmalade, caramel, apple pie, and pink peppercorn
Taste Flavor: hints of dried cranberry, buttercream, coconut, spiced tea, and hazelnut
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey Sour, Whiskey Smash
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nutty and mild Japanese Whiskey that will play well in manhattan style cocktails.

The Importer

WHISKIES DU MONDE

The Importer
22 AVENUE NEIL ARMSTRONG
33703 MÉRIGNAC CEDEX
MERIGNAC, 33700
France

Their Portfolio

88 Sakurao Original Japanese Dry Gin 47% (Japan) $69.00.
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85 Togouchi 15-Year-Old Japanese Blended Whisky 43.8% (Japan) $189.00.

Japanese Blended Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Outside of Scotland, there may be no other country that produces as many great whiskeys as Japan. A few natives began producing whiskeys in Japan in the early 20th century, and armed with knowledge from time spent in Scotland learning their craft, blended whiskeys were born in Japan. Single malts did no come about in Japan until the late 20th century and today they are regarded as among the finest in the world.

The finest Japanese single malts are aged for a lengthy period, from 12-18 years. Styles vary from relatively light to more full-bodied with a peaty quality very much in the style of a single malt Scotch. Flavors range from honeyed cereal to brown spices, leather and tobacco. The quality is outstanding; these are meant to be sipped and enjoyed with a cigar after dinner.

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