Fukano Distillery

 Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto, Japan.
Founded in 1823, Fukano Distillery is located in Hitoyoshi City, of the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan on the island of Kyushu. Hitoyoshi is surrounded by mountains and is known for its pure water and nature. Shigeruriku Fukano is the fifth generation of his family to run the distillery. They use a combination of malted and un-malted rice to make their whisky in a pot still. These releases are very limited in nature and only a few casks are bottled each year. For 2016 they have released a few single new oak casks and also one white label marriage of sherry and new oak casks.

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Single Cask

Tasting Notes: Very fruity with red apples and a waxy mouth feel. The oak is present, but note over powering. Finish is long and enjoyable.
This single cask of Fukano was from the batch of casks that were allocated for the 2018 release. This particular cask was very unique in flavor and we decided to steal it away to be released as a single cask.

Sherry

Full Sherry Cask Maturation for an old school Scottish style flavor profile.

Tasting Notes: Dark Fruits, plums, figs, dates. Pipe tobacco. This is the expressions to scratch any sherry cask whisky lover’s itch.

Top 20 Whiskies of 2017 by Whisky Advocate

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