A 9 year old blended whisky from Chugoku Jozo's interesting Togouchi range. The producers create their expressions with whisky from both Scotland and Canada, and age it in a railway tunnel in Japan (which is a nice change of scenery for those cask - certainly very different from your run-of-the-mill warehouse!).
Nose: Sweet apricot and plum notes, with a dusting of baking spices.
Palate: Lemon and orange peel notes develop, with a pinch of peat smoke underneath.
Finish: Anise, cardamom and caramel.