Fuji Sanroku Signature Blend
Following the massively successful ‘Fuji Sanroku Tarujuku 50’, comes this “Signature Blend”, also one of the few Japanese whiskies to be bottled non chill filtered and at high strength – 50% ABV.
Fuji Sanroku Signature Blend was launched in Japan earlier in 2018 as a premium label, it was available at the Fuji Gotemba Distillery or via Kirin’s Drinx webstore exclusively. But now we have it here at Oak and Barley.
Along with Asahi, Kirin has been a late comer to the whisky scene. Fuji Gotemba was opened in 1973 as a joint venture between Seagrams and Chivas Brothers and didn’t release a whisky until 2004. While Suntory and Nikka continue to dominate, Kirin has demonstrated a commitment to high quality from the get-go. Chief blender, Jota Tanaka, makes the most of a sophisticated facility, recently winning World’s Best Grain at the World Whisky Awards, followed by a Gold Medal for the Signature Edition in 2018.
Nose: Robust malt with vanilla and cooked fruit in support.
Palate: A hint of oily peat develops behind layers of honeycomb and dense pastry.
Finish: Fresh pear, nutmeg and hints of raisin.