Fuji Single Grain Whiskey, made exclusively from the grain whiskey of the world-renowned Mt Fuji Distillery, has arrived in Australia.
A premium yet accessible expression of Japanese whisky, Fuji Single Grain is the blend of three types of grain whiskey, each distilled using three different methods that reflect flavour profiles similar to Bourbon, Canadian and Scotch Whiskey.
Established in 1973, Fuji Gotemba Distillery took a different approach to most other Japanese distilleries who followed Scottish methods, instead adopting whisky production techniques from most of the major whisk(e)y countries around the world; America, Canada and Scotland. The result is a whisky that is uniquely Japanese and celebrates its remarkable artistry.
Situated at 234 feet above sea level, the distillery’s unique location has an ideal microclimate and altitude to mature whisky, with the gift of Mt Fuji itself directly influencing the spirit. Taking decades to naturally filter its snow melt water from mountain to distillery, this natural purification process results in pure, pristine water perfect for distillation and employed throughout the entire whisky production process, it’s influence integral to the Fuji style.
Master distiller and blender, Jota Tanaka says demand for Japanese whisky has skyrocketed over the last decade.
“This has driven scarcity and created a rush for people to try it before it was gone. We are so fortunate that we have been building a library of world class whiskies for decades and are excited to now be sharing this with Australia,” said Tanaka.
What was once a best kept secret, Japanese Whisky has seen a 30.7 per cent growth in value over the last quarter, highlighting a ten-fold increase in whisky’s general growth in Australia during the same period at 31.1 per cent.
Fuji Whiskey delivers a multi-layered style of Japanese whisky, highlighting baked fruits, hints of white grape and orange zest, and a full-bodied mouthfeel.
Imported and distributed by Vanguard Luxury Brands, Fuji Single Grain Japanese Whiskey is available for RRP $180.