Japanese whisky (without an e) has been giving other whisky’s (and whiskey’s) a run for their money the last few years. Suntory Whisky Toki is one of the most popular, a blend of whisky’s from Suntory’s three different distilleries across Japan that evokes a sense of timelessness and tradition.

Suntory calls Toki a a blend of old and new- Toki means “time” in Japanese – the whisky pays tribute to the respect for both tradition and innovation that Japan holds. The drink itself is light, with an almost clear gold color and very light sweet finish. The nose has hints of green apple and honey, while the palate is fruity, with grapefruit, green grapes, peppermint and thyme. The finish has notes of vanilla oak, pepper and ginger. It clocks in at 86 proof.

Toki’s light smoothness makes it perfect for anything, whether neat, on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail –  most especially, the classic Japanese Highball. It’s also shockingly inexpensive.

Buy - $33.95