Fukano Japanese Rice Whisky 2017 Release
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Fukano
  • Age NAS
  • Style Rice Whisky
  • Maturation Charred virgin oak casks
  • Alcohol 40.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • coconut
  • vanilla
  • banana
  • fruit
  • tropical fruits
  • toasted
  • sugar
  • milk

Fukano

Japanese Rice Whisky 2017 Release (0.7l, 40.4%)
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Character Goatson
Malted Rice Whisky… something you’ve probably never had before.

Fukano Distillery has been operating 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 spectacularly 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 — base ingredients low in sulphur — their stills are made of stainless steel.

As we said, the Fukano Distillery’s main product is Shōchū. Every once in a while they run their premium rice-based Shōchū through the stills one more time and set it aside in oak for aging. Fukano Japanese Rice Whisky 2017 Release is a limited edition of this unique spirit made from malted rice and aged in charred virgin oak. It’s a real pure-spirit Rice Whisky delivered at 42.5% ABV. It was judged a Top 20 Whisky of 2017.” Only 4400 bottles were produced and you can get one for yourself.
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Fukano
  • Age NAS
  • Style Rice Whisky
  • Maturation Charred virgin oak casks
  • Alcohol 40.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Bright copper.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are complex with coconut milk, toffee, and crisp tropical fruit.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is completely unique with Toasted Rice Crispy Treats, warmed spices, muddled fruits, and vanilla.

Finish
Long with note of tropical fruits — banana and coconut — and warm caramel.

Smartass corner:
Shōchū has an alcohol content higher than Wine and Saki, but less than traditional western distilled spirits — most often around 25%. It’s usually distilled once and can be made from just about anything. So think of it as a new Wine-Vodka.
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  • caramel
  • coconut
  • vanilla
  • banana
  • fruit
  • tropical fruits
  • toasted
  • sugar
  • milk
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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.
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.
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!
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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.
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.
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!
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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