Togouchi 18-year-old

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Japanese Blended Whisky
Stated Age
18 years old
43.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Jan 2016 11:53 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 259.55

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25 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Togouchi 18-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.05 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Aged in an old 400m exploratory railway tunnel that was never used for said purpose, this is a blend from near Hiroshima, first available [as the 18yo] around 2012. Chugoku Jozo (sake, liqueur, shochu) does not distil whisky but imports it already distilled, directly from Scotland for the malt whisky and from Canada for the grain. Only the operations of ageing and blending are performed by Chugoku Jozo master blenders. [Info thanks to Nick].
    N: Fruity with lots of candied [citrus] fruits and bourbon vanilla ice-cream. It's what you might call a summer whisky, one that’s beautifully balanced with a fine strength.
    T: Oh so dry and oaky [walnut oak], yet it’s nowhere near over-tannic although the cask element has a hollow quality to it - a sign of age certainly. There’s a touch of ash. Reminds me of the William Grant 25yo WB i have currently open.
    F: Well balanced blackberry eau de vie. The hollow, dry casks [i imagine] seem to have soaked up the spirit, yet with some youthfulness remaining. The dryness finishes ashy.
    C: Don’t get me wrong, it’s good but further investigations fail to sustain my more favourable first impressions. A bit characterless.

    Scores a C[-]

  2. davidloosli scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Grain, cream, fresh Lemon, basil, vanilla, a bit of dish soap, rather quiet notes of dried apricots
    • Taste
      Quite bitter, sweetness from white chocolate, bitter almond, walnuts, vanilla sugar, bitter orange, creamy
    • Finish
      Young wood, bitterness (endive), artificial sweetness, sweet buttercream, a hint of (artificial) banana flavor

  3. Delinquent scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Fake Japanese Whisky, made of Scottisch "Whisky" and Canadian Grain... boring

  4. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83


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