Chugoku Jozo’s 18 year old whisky blended in Japan from Scottish malt and Canadian grain. Part of the Togouchi range, it’s aged in a railway tunnel rather than a warehouse! This is the 43.8% abv bottling.
Nose: Fragrant oak and thyme honey, with a hint of brandied cherry underneath.
Palate: Sultana and dried apricot, floral barley, stem ginger and a touch of baking spices.
Finish: Runny caramel and cereal. Hints of vanilla and orange peel.