Togouchi 18 Year
Chugoku Jozo // Japan
From Chugoku Jozo Spirits Distillers in Togouchi, this whisky is a blend of 40% Scottish malts and 60% Canadian grain whiskies that has been aged in abandoned railway tunnels in Japan. Founded in 1918, Chugoku Jozo primarily produces sake and shochu, the latter of which they age alongside their whisky. Why railway tunnels? Apparently, they hold a constant temperature of 14 ºC (that's 57.2 ºF for us heathens) and 80% humidity. Bottled at 43% ABV.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.