The spirit is imported from the USA (malt) and Canada (grain), but aged and blended in Japan. So strictly speaking this Blend isn't fully Japanese. A bit more about the Togouchi can be read on japanese-whisky.com.
- Nose: Fruity and fresh, some mild oak - very clean, lacquer paint (but not in a negative sense), caramelized sugar, grains, pepper
- Mouth: malt, almonds, some greens
- Finish: Vanilla, woods, sandalwood, sweet tobacco, overall very "Japanese", medium long, drying and ending in a peppery note
Comment: A very smooth and clean blend without miss-notes. The distinctively Japanese finish (some aspects of it are reminiscent of some older Yoichi) is the strong point here.