Whiskybase

Togouchi 12-year-old

Overall rating
79.34/100
votes
40
Category
Blend
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Japanese Blended Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
戶河內
Barcode
4901903064051
Added on
05 Mar 2014 5:25 pm by Bachess

Average value

€ 76,52

one in wishlist

40 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Togouchi 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.34 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2018
    Apples, pears, vanilla, citrus and cherries.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Vase
    The Togouchi 12 Year Old is a Japanese blend that consists of 40% Scottish single malt and 60% Canadian grain. The casks were, after importing, naturalised - so to speak - and put to sleep in a long and unused train tunnel. The components only matured in Japan, but were not distilled there.
    This is apple juice on steroids. Next to that, I also get loads of lemony notes and a mildly floral element. Not bad and a typical aperitif style whisky on the nose, but all together very docile and easy. It has a bit of a weird green note as if from flowers that have wilted in the vase for too long.
    The mouth feel is okay, but it could have done with a bit more. The fruit now clearly bows before the grain. Lots of oak. Again some herbal elements, that I find to clash with the sweetness.
    The finish is longer than expected, honeysweet on caramel and citrus with a small bitterness at the death.
    This is just a tad better than the NAS-version - at least this one does not stink - but it is a far cry from a grand whisky.

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I didn’t know anything about Togouchi or the Chugoku Jozo distillery before trying this, but now prepped, no wonder it came across as Scottish - albeit with a Canadian grain base and thousands of air miles. Is such a carbon footprint necessary when Japan is producing excellent whisky? Maybe it’s down to a supply issue? Let’s hope the cost is justified.
    N: It’s a decent cereal led nose, good form, nicely consolidated.
    T: Same as the nose, a well groomed blend ticking all the boxes on a proficiency level although lacking in flair and individual character.
    F: Short but clean.
    C: Decent, well crafted, non-demanding Japanese finished, Scottish-Canadian blend that fits neatly into the campfire category. Interesting to note that the earlier version of the 12yo had a higher abv WB. Is that down to the angels or the profit margins, or both? Let’s compare this with the 18yo WB.

    Scores a C[-]

  5. brechtvds scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    horst luening from whisky.com said its a blended whisky from  40 % Scottish malt whisky and 60 % Canadian grain, matured in japan 
    • Nose
      flots and lots of citrus fruit some herbs als well some cinnamon in the background an verry sweet appel notes 
    • Taste
      grain ,oak,sweet apple, and some herbal notes 
    • Finish
      oak, and caramel in the back ground verry long finish 

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login