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Togouchi

Togouchi
Premium Japanese Blended Whisky

Category: Japanese Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$49

Togouchi
Premium Japanese Blended Whisky

Category: Japanese Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 40%
Pale light gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of sweet pear drops, spumoni, honey cake, and smoked chocolate with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish evoking accents of lavender-scented biscuits, creamy taffy, and tea with cream. A fruity-sweet Japanese Blended Whisky with toasty, biscuity flavors.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Candied
Aroma Aroma: sweet pear drops, spumoni, honey cake, and smoked chocolate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of lavender-scented biscuits, creamy taffy, and tea with cream
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey and Soda, Whiskey Smash
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity-sweet Japanese blended whiskey with toasty, biscuity flavors.

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.
87 Sakurao Classic Japanese Dry Gin 40% (Japan) $48.00.
BR Togouchi Premium Japanese Blended Whisky 40% (Japan) $49.00. - Bronze Medal
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.