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Tokinoka Blended 50cl 40°

• Volume0.5 L
• Net Weight0.5 kg
• ABV40 °
• TypeBlended Whisky
• DistilleryWhite Oak
• CountryJapan
• MaturationBourbon
• PeatNon Peated
• PackagingCase
• Reference :22049

35,90 €

Tokinoka is a remarkable blend (combination of various Single Malts) resulting from the White Oak distillery skillful combination. The distillery has been inspired with Scottish techniques, from brewing to pot still distillation and oak cask maturation, and uses extremely pure groundwaters.

The result is an extremely mellow and smooth whisky. Tokinoka shows a beautiful balance and spicy notes.

The history - if not the legend - of Japanese whiskey starts with Masataka Taketsuru, founding father of Japanese whisky, who embarked on a two-year journey to Scotland after World War One to learn the art of distilling.

When he returned, Shijiro Torii, founder of Suntory, relied on Taketsuru’s knowledge to build the Yamazaki distillery in 1924. A few years later, Taketsuru took off and established his own company, Nikka, still recognized today for the quality of its malts. Japanese whisky became very popular after World War Two with the renewed prosperity. Most Japanese executives and managers of companies based on the US model started enjoying whisky as part of an after-work convention destined to foster the company’s team spirit.

Taketsuru was not the first to distil whisky, as White Oak offered older whiskies. Located in Akashi, on the coast of the interior sea of Seto, the White Oak distillery obtained its license to distil whisky and other spirits as early as 1919. The distillery is today owned by the Eigashima Company, one of the oldest sake producers in Japan, established in 1679. It became one of the most famous distiller of the traditional Japanese alcohol, and the first to bottle sake in 1899.

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Tokinoka Blended 50cl 40°

Tokinoka Blended 50cl 40°

A Japanase mellow whisky with beautiful balance and spicy notes.

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Colour: golden yellow.

Nose: light, dominated by grains, yellow fruits and honey after a while in the glass.

Palate: mellow attack, then grows stronger with an impressive spicy strenght. Quite well-balanced, with an amazing aromatic palette, from malted cereals to yellow fruits (peach), almonds and juicy Corinth grapes.

Finish: quite long, with a spicy and dry, tannic character, like a dessert wine.

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