In 1918, Chugoku Jozo Co., Ltd. was founded in the town of Sakurao in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima. Their distinct flavors were born from techniques and traditions that have been cultivated from over 100 years of experience. In 1990 whisky production began under the Togouchi brand, which is matured in a 361 metre long tunnel built in 1970. It provides ideal conditions for ageing with a constant temperature of 15C and a hygrometry of 80%.
In 2018, they established their new Sakurao Distillery, a craft distillery in Hiroshima.
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700 ml, 40 % abv, JapanTogouchui Premium Whisky is a blend of Scottish malt and Canadian grain. It marries Scottish heritage with Japanese blending knowledge from Chugoku Jozo. It is a well-balanced expression showing peaty and chocolate notes with the grain whisky sweetening the more powerful malt.
700 ml, 40 % abv, JapanThe most heavily peated of the Togouchi range, (though decidedly more reserved than those of Islay) Again a blend of Scottish malt and Canadian grain. "This has got a nose to die for. That’s how seductive it is… green apples drizzled with lemon juice, oroblanco (green grapefruit), lime zest, buffalo mozzarella cannoli, a whisp of smoke and a tiny hint of peat"
700 ml, 43.8 % abv, JapanThe oldest to date of the Togouchi production, the 18 year old was first released in 2012 at 43% abv and this subsequent ‘new batch’, is delivered at 43.8%. Again a blend of Scottish malt and Canadian grain.
"There’s quite a lot going on here. On the palate, you get the sappiness from the wood, cereal notes, old bread, Danish pastries, salted caramel mousse, chili peppers and a distinct earthiness"