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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.
Appearance / Color
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.
Medium length with a dry, barrel-aged Gin spice flavor.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Togouchi 9 Year Old and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.