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Fuji is a storied distillery that earns its title for a distinctly related purpose: It’s the closest distillery to Japan’s Mt. Fuji, mere miles away from the bottom of the long-lasting peak. Fuji Single Grain Whiskey is a mix of three totally different grain whiskeys produced on the distillery.
Per the distillery, “these totally different grain whiskeys are distilled in three totally different strategies and possess their very own distinctive taste profiles”:
• Bourbon type: utilizing beer column and doubler stills, excessive rye content material within the mashbill
• Canadian type: utilizing a kettle nonetheless in a batch course of, making a wealthy profile
• Scotch type: utilizing 5 totally different column stills, with steady distillation, for a lighter type
Offered with no age assertion, we have been lucky to style this distinctive single grain whiskey, simply now launching for the primary time within the U.S., by way of Zoom, guided by Fuji’s grasp distiller Jota Tanaka.
The nostril is mild however grain-forward, offering a modest fragrant profile that hints solely tangentially at fruit parts, extra charred barrel notes drowning out the stone fruit, barely syrup-laced, beneath. The palate shifts gears utterly. Right here fruit wholly takes over the expertise. So many grain whiskeys have a drained high quality of doughy breakfast cereal that dominates the palate, however Fuji feels extremely vigorous and targeted on its apple and pear parts, notes of brown sugar and butterscotch — touched evenly with florals — dominating utterly. Rather more overtly fulfilling than your typical grain whiskey bottling — even most very well-aged ones — Fuji proves as soon as once more that Japan is aware of its manner not simply round distilling but additionally mixing. Distinctive stuff.
A- / $95 / fujiwhisky.com