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This past June Suntory made available for the U.S. its new no-age-statement whisky Toki, which means, “time” in Japanese. If you aren’t familiar with Japanese whisky, Suntory is behind other well known whisky brands such as Hibiki, Yamazaki and Hakushu.
For Toki, Suntory has taken Hakushu American White oak cask malt whisky and they have paired it with Chita grain whisky. They then take it further by blending in Yamazaki malts to give it a little bit more depth.
Nose: oak, honey and apple
Palate: Smooth and then sweet. I get notes of grapefruit, vanilla and spices
Finish: silky, with ending notes of oak and spices
What I enjoyed the most about this whisky was how light and extremely smooth it was. Was I wowed by it no, but it was still good whisky. To avoid disappointment don’t expect for this knock your socks off, because it won’t, but I can honestly tell you that the quality you get for the price is pretty amazing. It’s just good whisky, simply put.
I drank this whisky neat but would love to have it in a highball (for those new to whisky drinking a highball is a highball glass filled with ice, a measurement of whisky and then sparkling water topped with a twist of lemon). I don’t think you will hate it neat, but I think it will make a killer mixed drink.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.