Suntory Whisky has announced its newest spirit: Toki.
This whisky, which launches exclusively in the U.S. this month and in Canada in July at a suggested retail price of $39.99 per 750-ml. bottle, is a blend of whiskies from the House of Suntory’s Hakushu Distillery, Yamazaki Distillery and Chita Distillery.
Traditionally crafted according to Suntory’s Art of Blending philosophy, the expression features the characteristics of a Suntory blend, the company says: balance, harmony and oneness.
The House of Suntory’s fourth Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo selected singular Hakushu American white oak cask malt whisky — with its freshness, mellowness and spectacular green apple notes — as one of the blend’s two pillars. To complement that selection, Fukuyo chose Chita heavy-type grain whisky as the blend’s second pillar, adding a clean taste with notes of sweetness and vanilla.
On the nose is basil, green apple and honey; on the palate, grapefruit, green grapes, peppermint and thyme. The finish is sweet and spicy with a hint of vanilla oak, white pepper and ginger, the company reports.