The word "toki" represents time in Japanese, and this expression embodies how tradition meets innovation to move forward. This renowned whisky is a blend of selected malt and grain whiskies from Suntory’s Hakushu, Yamazaki, and Chita distilleries. Unlike prior blended expressions that have focused on malt from Yamazaki as their key component, this whisky highlights Hakushu malt aged in American oak, and then balances that with grain whisky from their Chita distillery. The blend is finished by adding single malts from Yamazaki, that have further aged in American and Spanish oak.
This light-bodied whisky is quite easy to sip. Ripe apples, vanilla, pear, walnut, and green tea greet the nose, as the palate takes on chewier flavors of shortbread and marshmallow. A delicate floral quality starts to emerge with a little ice, adding some peach and nectarine with white chocolate and a puff of smoke. Finishes with just a touch of heat and lingering, fruity sweetness.