Togouchi Kiwami Blended Japanese Whisky
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  • grain
  • grassy
  • pecan
  • hazelnut
  • creamy
  • dark chocolate
  • spicy
  • honey
  • mint

Togouchi

Kiwami Blended Japanese Whisky (0.7l, 40%)

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Another winning blend of international Whiskies from Togouchi with a grain-forward flavor profile.

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 sourced young Spirits from distillers and then blended, aged, bottled, and distributed it 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. Interestingly, they age their Whiskies in a nearly 1200-foot long abandoned railway tunnel rather than a conventional warehouse.

All Togouchi Whiskies are premium blends of local Japanese, Scottish, and Canadian Spirits (more offerings that are all from the local Sakurao distillery will come soon). Togouchi Kiwami was created exclusively for the French market. But we know a guy who knows a guy who owes us a favor. Anyway, long story short, we managed to get some cases to share with you.

Smartass Corner:
In Japanese, the word pronounced "Kiwami" translates roughly as "height" or "supreme."

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Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is grain-forward with notes of granola and Autumn grasses with warm pecans.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
On the palate there are notes of hazelnut cream, dark chocolate, baking spices, and honey.

Finish
The finish is medium-length with menthol and honey remaining.

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  • grain
  • grassy
  • pecan
  • hazelnut
  • creamy
  • dark chocolate
  • spicy
  • honey
  • mint
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Character Dogson
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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