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Fukano 10 Year Old

Fukano 10 Year Old

Size: 0,75 l
(41.0% ABV)
$118.99
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  • BrandFukano Whisky
  • CategoryJapanese Whisky
  • CountryJapan
  • DistilleryFukano Whisky
  • Age10 Year Old
  • Style Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol41.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

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.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • marmalade marmalade
  • plums plums
  • spicy spicy
  • marzipan marzipan
  • raisin raisin
  • floral floral
  • citrus citrus
  • woody woody
  • sweet sweet
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.

About

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.
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  • BrandFukano Whisky
  • CategoryJapanese Whisky
  • CountryJapan
  • DistilleryFukano Whisky
  • Age10 Year Old
  • Style Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol41.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • marmalade marmalade
  • plums plums
  • spicy spicy
  • marzipan marzipan
  • raisin raisin
  • floral floral
  • citrus citrus
  • woody woody
  • sweet sweet
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 785 reviews
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arne
Pretty Darn Good!

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Matthew
What a ride! Very light color ...

What a ride! Very light color for a 10 year. The brandy puncheon imparts a lot of fruity and floral flavors. Malted rice makes for a lighter, more rounded flavor than regular rice whiskey, but the sake notes are still present.

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guest
Meh, Just Passable

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Chris
Pretty Darn Good!

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Amanda
I’m a huge Japanese whisky f...

I’m a huge Japanese whisky fan, but this one wasn’t my fave. Wasn’t it’s fault though. I found out after my blind taste that the flavor spiral contained some of my least favorite things; raisins and marmalade. Those notes aside I would’ve liked it I think.