Togouchi 9 Year Old

Togouchi 9 Year Old

(0.7l, 40%)


7.5/10
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Part Single Malt, part Canadian, and all Japanese attention to detail.

Chugoku Jozo was started in 1918 as a distributor of Sake and traditional Japanese liquors. They specialized in all the stuff that happens after distillation, meaning that they purchased raw, young spirit from distillers and then mixed, aged, bottled, and distributed it for themselves. By 1963 they were ready to start brewing their own Sake and released the first finished, aged product in 1967. Today they curate, produce, age, and package a variety of Sakes, Wines, and Whiskies under several brands, including Togouchi.

The Togouchi line of Whiskies gets it’s name from the town in which it is aged — or more specifically in this case, the unused train station tunnel that has been repurposed into a Whisky aging warehouse. Togouchi 9 Year Old is a blended Whisky of Scottish Single Malt and grain spirit from Canada — usually in a 60/40 ratio — that has rested a full nine years in that abandoned train tunnel. It has the light fruit of a Highlander intermixed with the spice of a Canadian.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Japanese Whisky
  • Region
    Hiroshima
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Chugoku Jozo
  • Age
    9 Year Old

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caramel
smoky
citrus zest
apricot
plums
cinnamon
zesty
lemon
orange
What does Togouchi 9 Year Old taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium amber. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Apricot, plum, ginger with notes of cinnamon.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Citrus zest develops first — lemon and oranges — followed by just a hint of caramel and peat smoke.

Finish
Medium length with a dry, barrel-aged Gin spice flavor.

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Ratings & Reviews
Shawn
Shawn,
Smoothe with a sweet finish
 
James
James,
Very surprised how smooth this is. Very nice finish and nice for someone just getting into Japanese Whisky. I’ll be purchasing this one for sure.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Very mild by my taste. Smooth drinking but I need a little more excitement from my scotch.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Smooth and nice to sip on.
 
Michael
Michael,
Easy sell, received in a sampler, now I going to by a bottle. Smooth, easy to drink...it’s on the lighter side
 
Joe
Joe,
Can you say Plum!!
 
Charles
Charles,
Too Smokey. Not my favorite. Too much citrus.
 
Morgan
Morgan,
Yum. Smooth
 
Adam
Adam,
Very smooth and easy to drink
 
Michael
Michael,
Light. Similar to Suntory. Slightly smoky. Carmel hints. Slight tingle on the back of the tongue.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
The liquor was smooth in the class. The aroma is strong alcohol and smelt like I didn't want to try it. However, the flavor was a smooth caramel that left no aftertaste what soever. Overpriced, but would never turn down a glass!
 
Justine
Justine,
The Togouchi is a must try
 
Jim
Jim,
I love the complexity of this one. It has a very smooth finish with a hint of spicy.
 
Jose
Jose,
Not bad, but to much caramel
 
Mark
Mark,
Somewhat of a smooth aftertaste
 
James
James,
Prominent caramel & smoky flavor - notes of plum & citrus. Pretty smooth and I’d gladly have a glass from someone else’s collection - but not the bottle I’ll add to my own.
 
Tyson
Tyson,
It is very tasty, but I suppose my palette is not refined enough. Seems dry, not many sweet notes.
 
Martin
Martin,
Fresh citrus zest with a hint of cinnamon on the the nose. Appearance is a hint of color. Smooth caramel taste with hints of orange and plum. No after bite. Has a nice lingering flavor on the palate. Let it sit a bit to open it up. A great blend to add to the collection. This is a wonderful tasting whisky which could be enjoyed daily.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Subtle fruit throughout. The caramel flavor is strong, which I like. Surprisingly clear, and with a spiciness that excites.
 
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