Read our tasting notes for the whiskies mentioned in this post here.
In response to requests from their European distributor (Les Whiskies du Monde), the people at Chugoku Juzo have recently developed two new additions to their Togouchi blended whisky range. The 18yo has been around for a couple of years. Now, there’s also a 12yo and a Togouchi ‘Premium’.
Les Whiskies du Monde seems to be doing very well. They’ve been distributing whiskies from smaller Japanese producers (Akashi/Eigashima and Isawa, among others) and the Japanese rum ‘Ryoma’ since 2011 and have their products on the shelves of liquor stores in 14 European countries. The Akashi blended whisky, in particular, seems to be selling like hot buns since they introduced it in Europe. Last year alone (in 2013, that is), they sold over 60,000 bottles of the Akashi blended. They’re working on several new products this year and we’ll keep you posted, as always. In the meantime, if you spot the Togouchi 12 and/or ‘Premium’ in Europe, drop us a line and let us know what it’s like.