Suntory Toki

Suntory Toki

My friend opened up this bottle to christen his new apartment. His first Japanese whiskey. I believe this is mainly for highballs and cocktails, but can be used as a good warm weather whisky. While not in the same league as other Suntory offerings, most can actually afford this one.

Paid: $35 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned by: Hakushu, Chita, Yamazaki / Beam Suntory

Region: Japan

43% ABV

Mashbill: Blend of malt and grain whiskies

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: American and Spanish oak

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Pale Glass Gold

Nose: Gentle fruits and tufts of honeycomb pair with delicate green tea and pears.

Taste: Sencha green tea and tart apple. White pepper and just a trace of white oak.

Finish: Has good warmth for being such a light drink, I get an almost cranberry taste with a dab of honey.

Overall: I was very pleased with the finish on this for how light it is. I prefer the entry level Hibiki to this however as they hit similar notes but the Hibiki is more rounded and flavorful. Probably would not buy this on my own.

Score: 68 out of 100

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