Overall rating
77.96/100
votes
273
Whiskybase ID
WB112631
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
LV81JQ
Barcode
4901777303553
Added on
19 may 2018 4:14 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 36.57

23 × in wishlist

273 × member ratings

952 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Suntory Toki

48 users have left 49 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 77.96 points.

  1. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Silverfox245 scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    Very one-dimensional with grainy sweetness, flat nose and short finish. Can't see any fruity notes as others have described. No apples or lychees in particular… bit of spiciness if you take a bigger sip. Maybe quite good for mixing, but certainly not for drinking neat if you like more complex and deep drams. For me, 66 means drinkable, but it can definitely be missing in your own bar... at least I didn't have any bad grades... for around 30 euros but too expensive for what it offers...

  4. aquataste scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Light, fresh, green apples, vanilla, a little tropical fruit, a hint of menthol, a handful of fresh herbs in the background
    • Taste
      Sweet, vanilla, green apples, a little ginger, cereals, a little buttery, fresh herbs in the background
    • Finish
      Short, vanilla and ginger

  5. SYMUE1 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

  6. professor_vsop scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 40 points Expert Senior

    One of the 5 worst tasted whiskeys ever. Super watery with off-notes from the grain.
    One of the few opened bottles that I had to give away

  8. Kokish scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Overall, a good whiskey, if you don't expect anything special from it. A good, easy-drinking drink that is good to drink as a first dram before tasting or in the office to drink a glass while talking.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Grain, malt, fruits, apples, pears. All this is mixed into one pleasant, light bouquet.
    • Taste
      80 80
      The taste matches the aroma. The whiskey is moderately dry. There is no alcohol in the taste. The taste is dominated by grain and malt notes.
    • Finish
      68 68
      There is simply no aftertaste. Drank ..... and nothing, no aftertaste

  9. marmeladow scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    One-dimensional sweet-fruity blend, more reminiscent of a usable pear fruit brandy. not my thing
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      71 71
      short, slightly bitter and alcohol-heavy

  10. Chaoswhisky scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    enjoyable, the grain comes through, quite simple

  11. Arthur_99 scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  12. Pater scored this whisky 74 points Member Junior

    Not a complex whisky, very flat and not my taste. This is mainly due to its bitter aftertaste.

  13. Ruben83 scored this whisky 40 points Member Junior

    little depth and good taste.

  14. watson0209 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Not a good whiskey in my opinion. You can get better for the same money. Much too young, green and unbalanced. But of course it's just my opinion.

  15. Xnyl scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    A little light, but with a nice complexity, a little short on the finish.
    • Nose
      75 75
      With basil, green apples, honey, fig and peony.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Notes of citrus, grapes and mint.
    • Finish
      72 72
      A little sweet with notes of oak and vanilla, some spices.

  16. Fixlinho scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    fruity nose, honey taste - feels oily , but not that long - disappears fast

  17. LIONproof scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    The focus is on the light fruits - a little litchi (fruity and a little bitter), dry finish and a slight bitterness
    • Nose
      81 81
      Light ginger, barrel goes more towards the pine, somewhat flowery (rose), light fruits
    • Taste
      80 80
      Ginger, light fruits, lychee (a bit bitter), pine, fresh herbs
    • Finish
      80 80
      Fruitiness with a bit of bitterness, but lacking complexity, makes a good summer whiskey. But gets very young in taste and finish

  18. MonkeChef scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    Okay.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, lime, honey, apple, banana, pear, lemongrass.
    • Taste
      pepper, vanilla, apple, cereal, lemon peel, tea.
    • Finish
      medium length, vanilla, pepper, ginger, oak, lemon peel, bitter tea.

  19. Ficelli scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  20. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    Not highly complex, with the slight bitterness from some grains it could serve well as aperitif with some drops of water, reminds me more of a fresh pils
    • Nose
      84 84
      Citrus fruits, dry hay, little vanilla, whiffs of honey, also some green fruits, and little leafy
    • Taste
      82 82
      Little punchy, more vanilla, subtle sweetness, more honey, ripe yellow fruits, but also hints of herbs and little leafy notes like hops
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, warm, more leafy and slightly herbal, more on unripe fruits, spicy, peppery

  21. schengel10 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    a gentle, soft, mild blend - little depth / complexity - no off-flavors either.
    You can drink it neat without any problems - you can also use it in cocktails - you never make a mistake here!
    Very ambitious for about € 27.00 - but the Japanese are a bit more expensive!
    • Nose
      light, fresh, lemon, grapefruit, grain, a subtle vanilla;
    • Taste
      light, soft, mild, sweet, footy honey, vanilla, now also (slightly bitter) grain aromas, a little spice;
    • Finish
      short, sweet, a little spice - and it's gone!

  22. Malthead19 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    - a surprising Japanese whiskey
    (I would have expected worse)
    - tastes pleasantly mild and tasty
    - no off-flavors
    - maybe the only criticism is that of something
    one-dimensional character and that of the taste
    flattens out pretty quickly
    - for 30 € a decent whiskey, you can't go wrong
    • Nose
      fruity but also slightly alcoholic impression, somewhat sweet, flowery, reminiscent of grain whiskey (but not unpleasant!)
    • Taste
      very soft start, sweetish, toffee, honey, caramel, mild, round and harmonious, much milder than I would have expected with the smell
    • Finish
      medium-long, soft finish;
      medium-long warm aftertaste

  23. LoverCop1989 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Unspectacular! Price a little too high for the whiskey. Monotonous, hardly multifaceted and not very complex. Solid whiskey craft ..... but on a low standard. More like a summer whiskey.
    • Nose
      74 74
      slightly pungent alcohol, pear, a hint of mint, wheat / barley, slightly sweet, some vanilla
    • Taste
      73 73
      strong pear, sweet, tingling, somewhat spicy, light oak, slightly hot, wheat / barley, some vanilla
    • Finish
      70 70
      short-medium-long, slightly hot, oak, tart / bitter, slightly sweet, slightly fruity, grass / hay

  24. peatbogger scored this whisky 68 points Specialist

    Under £30 for a Japanese whisky should make the alarm bells ring.
    Maybe it would be OK on a blazing day, mixed 50/50 with Sprite and lots of ice.
    • Nose
      68 68
      Funky nose.
      Neoprene rubber and the box of a cheap perfume.
      If I was poured this blind I would have said Haig Club.
      Mushy yellow apple with a drop of lemon.
      It's different, which makes it interesting, but as a whisky nose goes it doesn't hold much promise.
    • Taste
      70 70
      More or less a straight follow up of the nose.
      At first there's most of the fruit, mostly apple, then the "funk" takes completely over.
      And yes, it's still neoprene. Reminds me of biting on the sleeves of my diving gloves.
      No spice to speak of until a smidge when it goes into the finish, so it feels a bit thin.
    • Finish
      65 65
      The "funk" goes rather bitter and fortunately doesn't last too long.

  25. Saftkenner scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This is more of a whiskey for long drinks and cocktails. It is only good as a schnapps. Unfortunately, it is not suitable for a highball (whiskey with soda water and ice) because of the strong grain bitterness.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Fine and very sweet nose. No alcohol noticeable, but you can tell that no fireworks are to be expected in terms of taste.
      Hints of vanilla, marzipan, acacia honey, light grapes, juice orange, ripe pears and strawberries, lavender, blackberries, lemon and a little tart apple.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Watery, sweet, bitter and astonishingly spicy for 43%. Apple, some apricot.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short and bitter with a little vanilla and a little green apple.

  26. jvanopstal scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Subtile. First sweet, later more spicy
    • Nose
      73 73
      Mainly honey and fruit (apples or pears)
    • Taste
      71 71
      Honey, vanilla and almonds. Slightly watery (thin mouthfeel)
    • Finish
      72 72
      Medium with some pepper flavours

  27. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  28. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    light sweet blend with no-frills
    • Nose
      79 79
      apples, pear, herbs
    • Taste
      79 79
      apple, ginger, honey
    • Finish
      78 78
      medium, sweet, spices

  29. karloff scored this whisky 62 points Specialist

    This was a gift for doing a friend of my wife a favour. Another cheap Japanese blend, I seem to have had a few lately. Personally I wouldn't buy any of them including this one. Some hidden user has 10 bottles in his collection, good luck with them, you're going to need it.
    • Nose
      60 60
      This has a funny kind of nose which has me suspecting that there are a lot of grains in the mix.
      This off note reminds me of fruit when it has gone off or definitely on the turn.
      I really am having trouble getting past this, it's as if it's not letting anything else through.
      I tell you what else it reminds me of, when my slippers start smelling like this I know it's time to throw them away.
    • Taste
      65 65
      Straight away is that off note, but I am glad to say it isn't as dominant as it is on the nose.
      A few light fruits, hay or straw.
      Very little spice and quite light.
      I think the 43% saves this from being a total disaster.
    • Finish
      60 60
      From the nose it dived and then it gained a bit more momentum with the taste but with the finish it has dived again because our off note friend has bullied his way back to the finish. This time he has splashed on some cheap aftershave.

  30. rolabob scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

  31. Ulcinj scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  32. dontwatchtv scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Very floral and fragrant on the nose, has a bit of vanilla and a bit of grass. Moderately sweet and salty on the tongue, aftertaste reminds of a powder milk/caramel dessert. Definitely a good choice among overpriced japanese whiskeys

  33. Shining_Bright scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Fair price for £30 and better than ANY single malt at £35. OK on it's own, but very anonymous. And there are some crap single malts on the market at this level.

    EXACTLY what I needed for my home-made blend where it will extend and round out 50% with +10% Ardbeg 10, +20% Blair Athol 12, +20% sherried highland malt.
    • Nose
      72 72
      Not a lot - very mild, but nothing to dislike. Notes of sake. VERY pale so presumably zero E130.
    • Taste
      78 78
      sweetish, easy drinking, marzipan, rounded and no sharp edges.
    • Finish
      82 82
      slightly spicy, sugared almonds.

  34. Floor scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    Easy drink, nothing remarkable

  35. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  36. N.I.C.O. scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      75 75

  37. Wolv scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      apple, citrus, vanilla, hay, herbs, honey, pear, camomile, thyme and pepper
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  38. RaggaeShark scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    rated this an initial 82 but it has really grown on me.
    yes it is grainy but that doesn't seem like a bad thing.
    on the contrary, i think without the grain the whisky would be kind of flat actually.
    considering this is currently the cheapest "real" japanese whisky that is readily available everywhere it's a real banger

  39. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  40. dinis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    My friends, the bottle is lovly,the content is very good 84 points...and i think dont have mutch of this "REAL" JAPANESE BLEND DISPONIBLE more time....price/quality is excellent...time for buy buy...

  41. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    For Every Occasion
    While Suntory allows its malt whisky stocks to matured to be able to have the age statement Yamazaki and Hakushu return to the world stage, we have to settle for young(er) stuff. So Toki saw the light of day, composed with (probably a lot of) Chita grain and some of both malts. Toki can be translated many ways – time, hour, moment, occasion – so probably means ‘for every occasion’ or ‘for every moment of the day’ in this case.
    Very light, but quite pleasant nose on breakfast pastry, citrus, vanilla, apple and a hint of banana.
    The body is quite light, but on the palate it is clear that the grain whisky calls the shots. Young and fresh, prickly, but the fruit has the hardest time to show itself. Again white fruit with a touch of lime, maybe even some peach. The malts give it a sense of depth, but you have to look for it. A touch spicy and bitter.
    The finish is short, very sweet and a bit spicy.
    Simple blend that probably works good in a cocktail or mizawari. Very friendly priced: only 30 EUR. And much better than the competition’s Nikka Days.

  42. Tallyortoby scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Easy drinking and nothing special.
    Was told by the person that was handing it out for tasting that it contained Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita.
    I can taste the Chita, maybe a slight hint of apple from the Hakushu but there is definitely no peat from it nor can I find ANY Yamazaki in any form whatsoever.

  43. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Light nose, very light, a little lemon, fresh wood, and that's it I think. Green apples, Italian grapes, slight acidity. On the palate, no better, lemon, vanilla, a little berry, juicy grapefruit, iodine anyway, but you have to look far. Harmless finish without being bad, neither long nor short, a little spicy, on pepper and paprika, thyme. It just happens. The representative tells me it's for cocktails, but I didn't have time to try it with this format.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/01/suntory-toki.html
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  44. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    cereals, vanilla, undifferentiated fruits, as brewed and mixed!
    in the mouth, same impression with a return a little grassy, ​​but the presence of grain is felt, rather tasteless
    short final, basic, malt, vanilla!

  45. skeuma scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Tasted quickly without knowing what I was going to drink. On the nose it is rather light and fresh some fruits with white flesh, a little vanilla, I feel the presence of grain, profile barely creamy. Probably a Blend.

    On the palate the presence of grain is confirmed. It is rather young and lively, alcohol too biting that calms down all the same. In my opinion the proportion of grain is important in this blend. A lot of notes of glue and varnish it disgusts me a little lack of fruit to soften the whole. A little peach and lemon fruit, slightly bitter wood and some spices. Short final .. persistence nonexistent. So that's what will replace the hibiki ... After having tasted this toki it seems to me that the chita is better positioned.

  46. holborndrinker scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Not bad for the money.
    • Nose
      78 78
      The alcohol comes through on the nose, with some mellow fruitfulness lurking underneath.
    • Taste
      79 79
      The fruit profile comes through nicely - sweet, but not cloying.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Reasonably long with some aniseed notes.

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