Fukano Vault Reserve Whisky #2
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Fukano
  • Age 3-11 Year Old
  • Style Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol 40.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • butterscotch
  • vanilla
  • sherry
  • jasmine
  • caramel
  • floral
  • zesty
  • almonds
  • orange

Fukano

Vault Reserve Whisky #2 (0.75l, 40.4%)
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A complex and bolder rice-based Whisky from northern Japan with a surprisingly bold profile.

Fukano Distillery has been operated in Hitayoshi 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.

In late 2018 the Fukano Distillery announce a quartet of limited edition releasesThe Fukano Vault. All of them strictly limited editions. Well there are a few bottles of Fukano Vault Reserve #2 left to be had and we got our hands on a few of them (there were just 3,850 beer-shaped bottles in total). This rice-based spirit is blend aged in casks from three to eleven years and vatted to rest for up to sixteen years — creating a complex, balanced dram with a pleasant floral aroma and surprisingly bold flavor profile. Delivered at 40.4% ABV.
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Fukano
  • Age 3-11 Year Old
  • Style Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol 40.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Light Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is light and floral with notes of jasmine, flamed zest, almonds, and orange blossom honey.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is interesting with almost Sherry-like notes and butterscotch.

Finish
The finish is complex with notes of flan and vanilla.
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  • butterscotch
  • vanilla
  • sherry
  • jasmine
  • caramel
  • floral
  • zesty
  • almonds
  • orange
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Character Dogson
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.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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 two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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 two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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