Togouchi is a blended Japanese whisky from the producers Chugoku Jozo, who mature their whisky in a tunnel rather than a warehouse, for its ideal conditions for aging shochu and whisky with a constant temperature of 14°C and a humidity of 80%. The name comes from where the tunnel is located, in the town of Togouchi, which merged with two other towns to create a larger town called Akiota. This is their no-age-statement expression, the Togouchi Premium Blended Japanese Whisky.
Although blended in Japan, Togouchui Premium Whisky is a blend of Scottish malt and Canadian grain. This first expression does not have an age statement on the bottle, but the producer gives the age at 8 Year Old. It has been matured in Spanish oak sherry casks.
Nose: Very soft, sweet and mild. Lots of vanilla notes and powdered sugar. Mild sherry notes and a hint of smoke. Soft exotic spices and nuts as well. Over all it is very soft.
Taste: Sweet and light at first, then a massive wave of bitter oaky notes attack the taste buds.
Finish: Slightly bitter. A bit thin mouth feel. Caramel and white sugar.