Fukano 10 Year Old Japanese Whisky
Founded in 1823, Fukano Distillery is located in Hitoyoshi City, of the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan on the island of Kyushu. Hitoyoshi is surrounded by mountains and is known for its pure water and nature. Shigeruriku Fukano 10 Year Old is the fifth generation of his family to run the distillery. They use a combination of malted and un-malted rice to make their whisky in a pot still. These Fukano 10 Year Old releases are very limited in nature and only a few casks are bottled each year. For 2016 they have released a few single new oak casks and also one white label marriage of sherry and new oak casks.
Appearance / Color:
Nose / Aroma / Smell:
The aroma is delicate but thick with florals, mixed citrus, and sandalwood.
Flavor / Taste / Palate:
The palate opens up with a silky complexity stretching from exotic spices and mint to white plum and marmalade.
The palate is medium length and lingers with notes of marzipan and raisins.