Fukano 10 Year Old
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Fukano
  • Age 10 Year Old
  • Style Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol 41%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • marmelade
  • plums
  • spicy
  • marzipan
  • raisin
  • floral
  • citrus
  • woody
  • sweet

Fukano

10 Year Old (0.75l, 41%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Price $90.99

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An elegant, well-aged, malted rice Whisky aged in ex-Brandy casks.

Fukano Distillery has been operated in Hitoyoshi City since 1823 by five generations of the Fukano family. The current head of the business is Shigeruriku Fukano. Their primary product is Shōchū — an un-aged, lightly distilled spirit usually around 25% ABV. It’s exceptionally popular in Japan and has been produced there since the 16th century. Interestingly, since most of their products are based upon rice, sweet potatoes, and sugar — ingredients low in sulphur — their stills are made of stainless steel.

Fukano’s core Whisky lines are made from rice. But don’t think for a minute that it tastes like Sake. Fukano 10 Year Old is made from malted rice — it makes a huge difference — and is aged for a full decade in Brandy puncheons. What you get from all that is a flavor and aroma profile that can only be described as elegant with silky, light, and complex notes of exotic woods and florals. This makes Fukano 10 Year Old one of the most interesting and uniquely flavorful Whiskies we’ve come across over the last few years.

Smartass Corner: 
A "puncheon" is a standard barrel used to age Wines and Brandies. The most common size holds eighty-four US gallons (318 liters). It is about 60% larger than a standard Bourbon barrel, or about one-third larger than a hogshead.
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Fukano
  • Age 10 Year Old
  • Style Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol 41%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Gold.

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.

Finish
The palate is medium length and lingers with notes of marzipan and raisins.
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  • marmelade
  • plums
  • spicy
  • marzipan
  • raisin
  • floral
  • citrus
  • woody
  • sweet
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Character Dogson
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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