Tokinoka Black is a blended whisky created by Akito Ueda, Master Blender of White Oak distillery, who gives us a new version of Tokinoka the blend emblem of the brand. It’s a rather more fruity nose with aromas of tropical fruits and notes of toasted oak, precedes an appealing mouth experience with the appearance of woody aromas and some notes of citrus.
Made from 50% malt whisky and 50% grain whisky aged in 3 different types of casks (Bourbon, Xeres and new oak), this version richer in malt presents a very nice roundness in the mouth and combines at the same time a spicy and creamy sharp side, with a soft and vanilla finish characteristic of Tokinoka.
White Oak distillery from Akashi (close to Kobe) was the first distillery to obtain a license for Whisky Making in Japan back in 1919, four years before the famous Yamazaky. White Oak Distillery is part of the group “Eigashima”, one of the oldest Sake producer (1679). The Tokinoka Japanese Whiskey is the expression of taste and Japanese skills accuracy and balance of flavours, delicate texture. Tokinoka means ‘fragrance of time’ in Japanese.
This blended whiskey 75% single malt 25% grain, offers a light nose with cereal and fruity aromas (Peach). In the mouth: soft attack, then he takes a lot of strength on the palate, with a nice power a little spicy. Very balanced, it has a nice aromatic range between malted cereals, fruit (especially peach) and almond and vanilla notes made by the barrel aging. The finish is long on malted barley, cream, vanilla and oak.