In the 1970s Mt. Fuji Distillery was established by Kirin-Seagram Co., Ltd., a joint venture of Kirin Brewery Co., Seagrams., and Chivas Brothers.
There are many different styles of whisky produced here included Scotch malt whisky style, American Bourbon, Canadian and Scotch Grain. Kirin now owns the distillery outright and of course, their brewing experience makes this a distillery to keep in regard. Their first-ever releases were launched here in the US in the fall of 2021.
Master Blender Jota Tanaka creates this Mt. Fuji Blended Whiskey that reflects the best of Japanese and Scottish styles. A blended whiskey with a fruity, creamy, and sweet flavor.
Nose – Vanilla beans, crème brûlée, galette, followed by dried fig, apricot, and a hint of anise.
Water brings out rye spiciness and red berries.
Palate – Mellow and smooth mouthfeel with malty, creamy flavors, and then rye spiciness.
When water is added, you get oat biscuits and red berries.
Finish – Moderately woody, very slight peat makes it crisp and then a delicate sweetness follows. Complex and moderately long aftertaste with hints of dried fruits.
- Bottle Size700
- StyleJapanese Whisky
- Country of OriginJapan
- Cask StrengthNo
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