Fukano Whisky 2021 Edition
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  • strawberry
  • roasted
  • sweet
  • smooth
  • honey
  • umami
  • sherry
  • nutty
  • soft

Fukano

Whisky 2021 Edition (0.75l, 41.6%)
Price $90.99

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A rare edition of fruity, savory, and unmistakably Umami flavors.

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 sulfur — their stills are made of stainless steel.

Like their other expressions, Fukano Whisky 2021 Edition is distilled, aged, and bottled in Japan. Crafted from a combination of malted and un-malted rice, this dram was distilled in a pot still before it was matured in red Wine casks and Manzanilla Sherry casks. Clocking in at 41.6% ABV, this bottle was released as a limited edition. Taste the wonderful balance of raw honey and fruity tones from the red Wine casks as well as savory flavors from the Manzanilla Sherry casks. And let’s not forget the unmistakable Umami

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Nose / Aroma / Smell
Gentle with aromas of strawberry, roasted cashews and Earl Grey tea.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth with raw honey, Brazil nuts, Manzanilla Sherry, and umami.

Finish
Echoing the palate with an aftertaste of honey and roasted cashews.

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  • strawberry
  • roasted
  • sweet
  • smooth
  • honey
  • umami
  • sherry
  • nutty
  • soft
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
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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!
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.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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.
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