The A-List Ep. 1 - Suntory Whisky Toki Taste and Review


We’re kicking off (just in time for football season) the Fish North GA A-List, a new series of short videos where the FNG crew and guests check out and review non fishing related products, drinks, foods, etc. that they are enjoying. Friend and contributor Nathan Skinner joins Fish North GA owner Danny Pruitt on the first episode to check out Suntory Whisky Toki, a Japanese blended whisky. Nathan picked up this bottle thinking that if Japanese whiskies are as good as Japanese bass lures, then Danny would definitely enjoy it.

If you have any suggestions on products for us to check out on future A-List videos, please let us know. Anything non fishing related is fair game - pocket knives, beverages, foods, tech, whatever you think would be cool and interesting.

A Quick History

Whisky production in Japan began around 1870, but the first commercial production was in 1924 upon the opening of the country's first distillery, Yamazaki. Masataka Taketsuru had studied the art of distilling in Scotland in the 1920’s, and brought this knowledge back to Japan. The production of Japanese whisky began as a conscious effort to recreate the style of Scotch whisky. Pioneers like Taketsuru carefully studied the process of making Scotch whisky, and went to great lengths in an attempt to recreate that process in Japan. 

Tasting and Review

This clear, gold whisky features aromas of basil, green apple, and honey. On the palate it highlights fruity notes like grapefruit and green apples and more herbal notes like peppermint and thyme. Finishes subtly sweet and spicy with a hint of vanilla oak, white pepper, and ginger. Suntory Toki is an overall very light, smooth, and versatile whisky. It is a great, affordable introduction into Japanese whisky, coming in at around $40-45 dollars a bottle. 


Suntory Whisky Toki gets our FNG seal of approval. We definitely suggest you check it out next time you’re looking for a beverage to enjoy.

Again, if you have any suggestions on products for us to check out on future A-List videos, please let us know. We'd love to get feedback in to what would interest you, so we can continue building our channel and catering it to our viewers!